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PAEDIATRICIAN

A paediatrician is a medical doctor with special training and skills in the conditions and illnesses that affect the health, growth and development of babies, children and teenagers.

Paediatricians know a lot about the many different conditions and illnesses that can affect children’s health, welfare, behaviour and learning. They also understand how different illnesses and conditions relate to each other.

Even babies who are perfectly healthy go to the doctor a lot. That’s because the first two years are a crucial time in baby’s growth and development, and your doctor will want to keep close tabs on your baby’s progress.

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                                                          OPHTHALMOLOGIST

An Ophthalmologist An ophthalmologist is a doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting the eye.

Ophthalmologists treat any problem with vision or the eye, such as:

  • Eye trauma or injury,

  • Infection or inflammation of any part of the eye

  • Corneal diseases – diseases affecting the transparent, clear surface of the eye.

  • Lens problems – especially cataracts which are opacifications that occur in the lens of the eye distorting vision.

  • Retinal diseases – diseases affecting the back of the eye.

  • Glaucoma – increased pressure in the eye

  • Diabetic eye problems

  • Eye tumours

  • Squints and amblyopia

  • Short and long sightedness

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SONOGRAPHER 

A sonographer performs specialised diagnostic examinations using high frequency ultrasound (sonography). People may require ultrasound scans for a range of conditions from pregnancy to more complex health conditions as prescribed by their health practitioner.

Patients are referred to a sonography service after consultation with their health practitioner to assist in the diagnosis of a wide number of potential health issues.

The sonographer works with a reporting physician, such as a radiologist or other qualified specialist physician, who has responsibility for supervising the examination, reading and interpreting the results and providing the final report to the referring practitioner.

Sonography can be used to examine many parts of the body. This makes it very useful for diagnosing, and guiding management for a range of medical conditions.

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                                                          PHYSIOTHERAPIST

A physiotherapist is a healthcare professional that assesses, diagnoses, treats and works to prevent disease and disability through movement and exercise. Physiotherapists are experts in body movement and function. They work with people affected by injury, illness or disability to help them improve the movement and functioning of their body.

Services provided by physiotherapist range from assessment, diagnosis and treatment services for movement issues, development of treatment programs, development of exercise programs, injury treatment, manual therapy such as massage and joint manipulation, electrotherapy, such as ultrasound and advice on mobility aids.

 

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PSYCHIATRIST 

Psychiatrists are medical doctors who are experts in mental health. They specialise in diagnosing and treating people with mental illness. Psychiatrists have a deep understanding of physical and mental health – and how they affect each other.

They help people with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, eating disorders and addiction.

Psychiatrists assess all of your mental and physical symptoms.

They make a diagnosis and work with you to develop a management plan for your treatment and recovery. Psychiatrists provide psychological treatment, prescribe medications and do procedures such as electroconvulsive therapy.

As part of their work, a psychiatrist can: provide urgent care for a sudden mental illness, help you to manage a long-term mental health condition, provide advice about lifestyle changes, work with you individually, or with you and your partner, family or carers​ and

refer you to other health professionals​

 

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PODIATRIST

A Podiatrist is an expert in foot, ankle and lower limb health. They can help to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including: ingrown toenails, heel and arch pain, skin problems, balance issues and strains.

They can also treat foot problems that arise from underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. 

Your podiatrist’s recommendations might include specific exercises, the use of custom-made inserts for your shoes, or medications to treat skin conditions.

Some podiatrists specialise in different areas of practice, including sports, children and workplace health.

 

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CARDIOLOGIST 

A cardiologist is a medical specialist who can diagnose and treat diseases and conditions of the heart and blood vessels.

 Cardiologists also educate habits that promote heart health.

 

Cardiologists are qualified to treat heart attacks, heart failure, heart valve disease, arrhythmia, and high blood pressure. They may also prescribe medicine, recommend lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, reducing stress levels and managing weight. 

There are many symptoms associated with the heart that might lead you to visit a cardiovascular specialist. You should see a cardiologist if you have:

Chest pain — also known as angina — often occurs when the heart doesn’t get enough oxygen. The pain can sometimes be diverted to the shoulder, arm, and jaw. While not all chest pain is angina, it should always be addressed with your doctor.

-Shortness of Breath being unable to catch your breath can be a warning sign of a heart problem and should be addressed with a doctor immediately. If you have severe shortness of breath, you should call 000 immediately.

 

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SPEECH THERAPIST  

A Speech therapy is the assessment and treatment of communication problems and speech disorders. This treatment that can help improve communication skills. It’s sometimes called speech-language therapy. It is performed by speech-language pathologists (SLPs), SLPs work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders in children and adults.

Many people think that speech therapy is only for kids with speech disorders that affect pronunciation. But it also helps kids who struggle with spoken and written language. That includes those with language disorders and reading challenges like dyslexia.

They start by identifying what kind of speech or language problem a child has. Then they determine what’s causing it and decide on the best treatment. 

 

In addition to speech challenges, therapy can target problems with:

  • Receptive language (understanding language)

  • Expressive language (using language)

  • Social communication (using language in socially appropriate ways)

  • Reading and spelling (including dyslexia)

 

Therapy can happen one-on-one or in small groups. It may last from a few months to a few years. The earlier therapy begins, the more helpful it is. Language difficulties are usually lifelong, but skills can improve with the right support. 

 

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ENDOCRINOLOGIST 

An endocrinologist is a medical specialist who treats people with a range of conditions that are caused by problems with hormones, such as diabetes, menopause and thyroid problems.

They can also treat foot problems that arise from underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. 

Hormones are part of the endocrine system, series of glands that produce and secrete hormones that control many different bodily functions. The endocrine system includes:

  • the pituitary gland

  • the thyroid gland

  • the parathyroid gland

  • the adrenal glands

  • the pancreas

  • ovaries and testes

Endocrinologists can treat conditions such as:

 

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OPTOMETRIST  

An  An optometrist is an eye doctor that can examine, diagnose, and treat your eyes. They are trained to prescribe spectacles and contact lenses and treat a range of eye conditions such as dry eye, allergies and infections.

Optometrists provide a wide range of services including vision testing, prescription of glasses and/or contact lenses, assessment and reporting on fitness to drive and vision problems in children such as strabismus and amblyopia. 

A person will typically visit an optometrist when experiencing blurry vision or a change in vision but the broad range of reasons to visit an optometrist include allergies, diabetes, red eye, flashing lights and excessive discharge.

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RESPIRATORY PHYSICIAN

A respiratory physician (respiratory and sleep medicine specialist) is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing, treating and preventing conditions and diseases affecting the respiratory (breathing) system.

Respiratory diseases affect the nose, nasal passages, sinuses, throat, larynx, trachea (windpipe), lungs, chest wall, diaphragm, pulmonary circulation (circulation of the blood through the lungs) and the ventilatory control system in the brain.

A respiratory physician might also treat other breathing problems caused by asthma, cystic fibrosis, persistent cough, noisy breathing or other lung conditions. Respiratory physicians can also help with sleep problems like obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring.

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DIETITIAN 

A dietitian helps people to understand the relationship between food and health. They also help people change their diet so that they can become healthier, and stay healthy.

Dietitians provide expert nutrition and diet advice for people of all ages. They can help if you have a food allergyhigh cholesteroldiabetescancer or gastrointestinal diseases, or if you are overweight or underweight. They can help with other health problems too.

A dietitian will ask questions about your health, what you want to achieve, and what you eat and drink.

They will give you feedback and advice on your diet and health condition. They will also help you set food-related goals.

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