If you have moved to a new area, haven’t seen a doctor in a while, or are wanting to change doctors here is a guide and some helpful resources for selecting the right doctor for you.
What type of doctor do you need?
- General Practitioner:
- A General Practitioner (GP) is a specialist at whole-person care throughout all stages of life and can manage acute and chronic medical conditions. They coordinate your care by providing referrals to other specialists, and are usually the first medical contact a patient has for any condition.
- They may have undertaken further study in particular areas such as women’s, men’s and children’s health, travel medicine and mental health.
- Look/ask for FRACGP attainment to be sure your GP has been assessed by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.