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What is a referral?

A referral is a letter from a doctor, asking a specialist (or other health professional) for a diagnosis or treatment. If you see the specialist without a referral, Medicare will not cover any of your costs.

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What do paediatricians do?

Paediatricians diagnose, treat and provide care for babies, kids and teenagers. They deal with illnesses and children’s physical, mental and behavioural development.

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Asperger's syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome was the name given to a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.

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What is an endocrinologist?

Endocrinologist is a specialist who treats people with conditions caused by problems with hormones. Learn how to find an endocrinologist and what to ask before your appointment.

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What is a radiographer? What is a radiologist?

Radiographers and radiologists are medical professionals who work with imaging technologies to help diagnose injuries and diseases. Find out more about both professions and the different roles they play.

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Rehabilitation after illness or injury

Rehabilitation after illness or injury aims to help you recover. Learn more about rehabilitation services, the specialised health professionals involved, and how they can help.

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Psychiatrists vs psychologists

Confused by the difference between psychiatrists and psychologists? Read more about how they differ in education and approach, referral requirements and costs.

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Psoriatic arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that affects joints and skin, particularly in people with psoriasis. Learn more about the types, symptoms and treatment here.

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General anaesthetic

A general anaesthetic is used to make you unconscious so you will not feel pain, move or be aware during surgery.

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Mental health professionals

Mental health isn’t the area of psychologists and psychiatrists alone. Discover the different types of mental health workers available to you.

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