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Medical specialists directory

The purpose of the medical specialists directory is a communications platform for medical specialists. The directory has been established to assist consumers and referring professionals to find medical specialists with specific interest, qualifications and expertise.

General practitioners and other referring professionals are busy people and it is unreasonable to expect them to be fully informed about the range of expertise of individual medical specialists. While they know some of the specialists in their geographical area, they tend to use online directories to find suitable specialist to refer their patients to.

Patients are taking an increasingly more proactive role in finding a medical specialist, assisting their GPs with the management of their health issues. They are searching the Internet to inform themselves about health matters, treatment options and health service providers.

The directory also aims to save time and traveling costs for patients. Patients and their referring professional can use to find medical specialists within a desired radius around their postcode.

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Medical specialists in Australia

To become a medical specialist in Australia, doctors complete a program of supervised training and are awarded a Fellowship by a specialist medical college, accredited by the Australian Medical Council.

There is a wide range of medical specialist disciplines recognised in Australia, including anaesthetics, dermatology, intensive care, emergency medicine, general practice, obstetrics and gynaecology, occupational medicine, ophthalmology, paediatrics, pathology, radiology, radiation oncology, surgery, psychiatry, public health medicine and rehabilitation medicine. Many medical specialists focus on a sub-specialty, following additional training in that area.

In 2006 there were a total of 64,425 registered medical practitioners in Australia. 35% of them were specialists.(Medical labour force 2006. National health labour force series no. 41. Cat. no. HWL 42. Canberra: AIHW.)

Featured medical specialists

Dr Steven Tan

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Mater Clinic North Sydney NSW

North Sydney NSW 2060

Dr Steven Tan is a respected Specialist in Womens Health, Pregnancy and delivering Healthy babies. His medical practice is located in the Mater Clinic based at the Mater Hospital in North Sydney and he delivers babies at the Mater Hospital, North Shore Private and is a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal North Shore Hospital St Leonards. More....

Dr Doron Sher

Orthopaedic Surgeon - knee, shoulder and elbow specialist

Randwick NSW 2031

Doron Sher is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Knee, Shoulder and Elbow surgery. He is the former Head of the Department of Orthopaedics at Concord Repatriation Hospital and has private practices in Randwick and Concord.
The work he does is designed to help you maintain your quality of life and restore you to your best possible level of function. More....