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GP and SpecialistYour doctor.  Sometimes your doctor refers you to a Specialist. 
AcupunctureTiny needles put into important points on your body to help you heal.
AudiologistHealth Care Provider for hearing tests and hearing aids.
Aboriginal Health WorkerPerson who helps improve health in Aboriginal communities.
ChiropractorHealth Care Provider who treats your spinal bones and joints if they are sore.  Also see Physiotherapist.
DentistHealth Care Provider who checks and treats your teeth. Also new dentures.
Diabetes EducationDiabetes (blood sugar) education workshop.
DieticianHealth Care Provider who gives advice on healthy food and diet.
Exercise PhysiologistHealth Care Provider who studies the body's response to physical activity.
EndocrinologistSpecialist who treats glands and hormones. They treat conditions such as diabetes, menopause, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases and cholesterol diseases.
Family Planning/Sexual HealthBirth control, pregnancy, and sexual health (sexual behaviour, safe sex and STDs).
Gynaecologist / Obstetrician / IVFSpecialist for women's health and birth.  IVF is to help become pregnant.
IridologistHealth Care Provider who looks in your eyes to see your health problems.
Medical ImagingX-Ray, Ultrasound, CAT scan, MRI.
Mental Health WorkerCounsellor, psychiatrist, psychologist who helps with mental and emotional issues.
NaturopathHealth Care Provider who gives advice on natural medicines.
Occupational TherapyHealth Care Provider who helps with the independence and health of a person with a serious injury or illness.
OptometristHealth Care Provider who performs eye tests and prescribes new glasses.
OsteopathHealth Care Provider who treats damaged muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints.
PaediatricianDoctor for children.
PsychiatristMental Health Doctor.
PsychologistHealth Care Provider who helps manage emotional problems and behaviour problems.
PhysiotherapistHealth Care Provider who treats spinal, joint or muscle problems or after accidents and sport injuries.
Podiatrist or ChiropodistFoot Doctor.
Remedial MassageMassage or rubbing injury and soreness to reduce pain.
Speech PathologistHealth Care Provider who helps with speech, language, communication.


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