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Medical Specialists

Medical specialists are doctors that are highly trained in their chosen fields. They have completed advanced education and advanced training on their specific area of specialty.

Medical specialists can choose to specialists in any particular area of medicine. Some of the branches of medicine that they may specialise in include:

  • Developmental paediatrics
  • Cardiology
  • Gynaecology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Nuclear medicine
  • Occupational medicine
  • Preventive medicine
  • Urology
  • Psychiatry and many more

Medical specialists may also be ophthalmologists, obstetricians, hematologists, nephrologists, pain management specialists, hand surgeons, radiologists, rheumatologists, vascular surgeons, reproductive endocrinologists, pathologists, internists, geneticists and many more depending on their specialties.

Medical practitioners may specialise on diagnosing and treating particular types of illnesses and disorders, depending on the field of medicine that they specialise in. For example, medical practitioners specialising in developmental paediatrics are specialised on the diagnosis and treatment of infant trauma, diseases and development. Gynaecologists, on the other hand, are specialised only on the aspects of gynaecology and may only be able to provide medical advice and assistance related to women’s health.

A list of different types of medical specialists can be found in this directory. can help you in your search for the right medical specialists.


Medical Specialists Articles

Senate row ends eye surgery rebate

PATIENTS undergoing cataract operations will have to pay the full fee of around $600 per eye from next Sunday as a result of a Senate stand-off over Government plans to halve the Medicare rebate for the procedure.

Eye patients to pay full fee

PATIENTS undergoing cataract operations face paying the full fee of about $600 per eye from next Sunday as a result of a Senate stand-off over Government plans to halve the Medicare rebate for the procedure.

Specialists battle budget cuts

THE Federal Government faces a damaging patient backlash financed by medical specialist groups over planned cuts to Medicare rebates that will leave vulnerable patients facing large medical bills.

Cutting into specialists' fat will drive them overseas

Ross Gittins is correct that "Rudd's stab at the pain barrier" (July 29) is all about money allocated to health, or the lack of it. But his comment that a lot of money “ends up fattening the pockets of fee-for-service specialists” needs to be put into perspective.

Health-care reformers look beyond hospitals

THE Rudd Government will be handed proposals tomorrow for the redirection of health spending away from hospitals, with the Health Minister Nicola Roxon forecasting that they are likely to trigger a "difficult" debate.