Specialist services support people with a range of rare and complex health conditions. They mostly involve treatments provided to patients with rare diseases such as cancers, genetic disorders or complex medical or surgical conditions.
Service providers will work to the specific needs and desired outcomes and wishes of the client and their family members to help their patients live fulfilling lives and remain independent in their own homes. They also provide care and support to patients who have to live with long-term conditions. These are health conditions in which patients need specialist advice and support in being able to live a happy and healthy life with the health condition.
Each type of doctor/nurse undergoes their own unique training and education to allow them to diagnose and treat specific diseases and conditions. Because there are so many types of doctors/nurses, most people see a primary care physician for health problems first. This doctor may then refer or recommend the person to see a specialist when they need one.
Specialists in the field of healthcare are categorised into the following groups:
Experts practicing in the medical field without a valid medical qualifications but who may have qualification from specialist societies include podiatrist, osteopaths, physiotherapist and Dietitians.
Some of the specialist treatment services you will find here on Infobwana include:
Choosing a doctor or any other health professional to help with your health care is very important. Never before have people had so many kinds of doctors and other health professionals to choose from. The relationship you have with your health professional greatly influences the health decisions you make and, ultimately, your health.