Specialist Physicians

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Specialist Physicians

Specialist Physicians diagnose and treat internal human disorders and diseases using specialist testing, diagnostic and medical techniques.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • 6098 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 79% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 43% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by specialist physicians. A few are listed below:

  • examining patients to determine the nature and extent of problems after referral from General Medical Practitioners and other medical specialists, and undertaking laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures
  • analysing test results and other medical information to make diagnoses
  • prescribing and administering drugs, and remedial and therapeutic treatment and procedures
  • recording medical information and data
  • reporting specified contagious and notifiable diseases to government health and immigration authorities
  • may admit or refer patients to hospitals
  • may consult other medical specialists

Specific occupations

  • Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
  • Cardiologist
  • Clinical Haematologist
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Intensive Care Specialist
  • Neurologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Renal Medicine Specialist
  • Rheumatologist
  • Thoracic Medicine Specialist
  • Specialist Physician
  • Clinical Allergist
  • Clinical Geneticist
  • Clinical Immunologist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Geriatrician
  • Infectious Diseases Physician
  • Occupational Medicine Physician
  • Palliative Medicine Physician
  • Public Health Physician
  • Rehabilitation Medicine Physician
  • Sexual Health Physician
  • Sleep Medicine Physician
  • Intensive Care Medicine Specialist
  • Intensivist
  • Medical Oncology Physician
  • Nephrologist
  • Renal Medicine Physician
  • Respiratory Medicine Physician
  • Thoracic Medicine Physician
  • Respiratory Physician
  • Pulmonary Specialist
  • Diabetologist
  • Neonatologist
  • Paediatric Thoracic Physician

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu, infectious diseases physician, telehealth clinician

Dr Kudzai Kanhutu is strongly motivated to make a difference as an infectious diseases physician and leader in telehealth. Telehealth provides health services via such things as telephones and a range of digital communication technologies. She sees inequality in health treatment, and wants to change that. Kudzai has been recognised for innovative work in providing health care to all people – whoever or wherever they are, including refugees.