Fact Sheet - Specialist

Specialist Description
Allergist A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages adverse reactions to various substances.
Anaesthetist A specialist practiced in the administration of all forms of anaesthesia.
Anatomical Pathologist A specialist who determines the extent and nature of the damage caused by disease.
Audiologist A specialist that performs and interprets hearing tests.
Cardiologist A specialist in internal medicine who has subspecialised in the disease of the heart and blood vessels.
Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon A specialist that perfoms surgery in the cardio-thoracic region.
Clinical Haematologist A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages disorders of the blood.
Clinical Neuropsychologist A specialist that studies the interrelationship between physical and emotional functioning in human behaviour that may have resulted from damage to the brain through injury or disease.
Consultant Dentist A specialist that examines and manages diseases of the teeth and gums.
Dermatologist A specialist expert in the treatment of disorders of the skin.
ENT Surgeon A speciality concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of ears, nose and throat.
Endocrinologist & Physician A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages disorders of internal glands and hormones, e.g diabetes and thyroid disorders.
Endodontist A dentist who specialises in root canals and the treatment of diseases or injuries that affect the root tips or nerves of the teeth.
Forensic Psychologist A specialist that studies the interrelationship between physical and emotional functioning in antisocial human behaviour
Gastroenterologist - Physician A specialist in internal medicine who has subspecialised in the diseases of the digestive system, including the liver.
General Practitioner A medically qualified doctor who practices general medicine as a family practitioner.
General Surgeon A specialist in internal and general medicine concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of complex cases.
Gynaecologist A specialist in the areas of gynecology and diseases affecting the female reproductive system.
Haematologist A doctor who specialises in the treatment of blood diseases.
Hand & Micro Surgeon A medical specialist expert in the surgical and micro-surgical case management of hand disorders.
Hand Surgeon A physician specialist expert in the surgical case management of hand disorders.
Immunologist & Allergist A specialist practiced in the treatment of allergic disease and those disease processes that involve dysfunction of the immune system.
Infectious Diseases Physician A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages diseases that are caused by infection.
Nephrologist - Physician A specialist physician who is an expert in the treatment of kidney insufficiency and kidney disease.
Neurologist A specialist physician who diagnoses and manages disorders of the nervous system.
Neurologist - Paediatric A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages diseases of the nervous system in children under 18 yrs.
Neurosurgeon A specialist in surgery who has subspecialised in the surgery of the brain, spinal cord and other nervous tissue.
Occupational Health Consultant A specialist physician concerned with diagnosis and management of patients with illness or injury that have resulted from occupational or environmental factors.
Occupational Physician A specialist physician concerned with diagnosis and management of patients with illness or injury that have resulted from occupational or environmental factors.
Ophthalmic Surgeon A specialist expert in diagnosis and surgical management of the disorders of the eye.
Oral & Maxillo-Facial Surgeon A specialist that will perform surgical correction to the facial bones, jaw and teeth.
Orthodontist A dentist who has been specially trained to do orthodontics.
Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Physician A specialist expert in diagnosis and management of disorders of the musculo-skeletal system as well as it's rehabilitation.
Orthopaedic Surgeon A specialist expert in diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment of disorders of the musculo-skeletal system.
Otorhinolaryngologist A specialist concerned with medical and surgerical treatment of the head and neck, including the ears, nose and throat.
Paediatrician A medical doctor who treats children and infants.
Physician A specialist in internal and general medicine concerned with the medical and surgical treatment of complex cases.
Plastic Surgeon A surgeon who specialises in reducing scarring or disfigurement that may occur as result of accidents, birth defects, or treatment for diseases.
Plastic, Reconstructive & Hand Surgeon A specialist in surgical reconstruction and correction of malformed body parts as well as diagnoses and management (surgical and non-surgical) of hand disordres.
Prosthodontist A dentist who specialises in the replacement of missing teeth.
Psychiatrist A specialist physician who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural and mental diseases.
Radiologist A doctor who specialises in the use of imaging techniques for diagnosis or one who specialises in the use of imaging techniques in assisting treatment.
Renal Physician A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages disorders of the kidneys.
Respiratory Physician & Allergist A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages lung disorders.
Restorative Dentist A dentist that specialises in teeth allignment and restoration
Rheumatologist A specialist physician that diagnoses and manages inflammations and degenerative disorders of joint muscle and soft tissue.
Sports Physician A specialist expert in physical fitness and the diagnosis and treatment of injuries sustained in sports activities.
Surgeon - Professor of Burn Surgery A specialist in treatment of burns and restoration of effected areas.
Urogynaecologist A specialist in the areas of gynecology and diseases affecting the female reproductive system and urinary tract.
Urologist A medically qualified specialist surgeon who has subspecialised in the surgery of the urinary tract I.e. kidneys, ureters and bladder
Vascular Surgeon A physician specialist expert in the surgical management of occlusive diseases of the blood vessels.