Medical Specialists

Our SpecialitiesThe Australian Medico-Legal Group contains prominent specialists highly experienced in the provision of IMEs including Whole Person Impairment Assessments (WPI), Total & Permanent Disability Assessments (TPD) & Work Capacity Assessments.

Our team of expert physicians and doctors have over 25 years experience providing medico legal services to clients across every industry and our professional yet personal approach to both the assessment and the reporting of your case is guaranteed to impress.

With flexible appointments and the ability to arrange appointments at your place of work or home, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality medico legal assessments and reporting in Australia. For a full list of our medico legal doctors, their locations and specialties, please register today.

Allergist

Asthma, dermatitis, eczema, hives, chronic sinus infections, chronic coughs, food, drug, insect and latex allergies, diseases of the immune system.

Anaesthetist

Anaesthesia and pain relief before, during and after surgery and childbirth

Breast Surgeon

Mastectomy and reconstructive breast surgery.

Cardiologist

Heart diseases, cardiovascular, pulmonary and inflammatory diseases of the heart, coronary artery disease, heart attack, angina, hypertension and blood clotting disorders.

Chiropractor

Musculoskeletal system disorders (especially the spine), spinal subluxation (misalignment of joint/vertebrae), muscular tension, foot disorders.

Clinical Nurse Consultant

Infection control policies and procedures for acute, sub-acute, mental health, community health and dental services.

Dental Surgeon

Post-traumatic restorative dentistry. Teeth/mouth injuries, jaw/bite problems.

Dermatologist

Skin allergies, skin cancers, eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections (hair, nails), cysts, lesions, warts, moles, birthmarks, acne, spider bites, cutaneous lesions, solar keratoses, vitialigo and scars.

Diving Medicals Assessor

Assess cardiac, pulmonary, neurological and general health to meet Australian Standard for recreational divers. Required in order to obtain diving clearance and certificates.

Emergency Medicine Physician

Trauma management (resuscitation and airway management, cardiac arrest, complex lacerations, fractures). Accident and emergency department policies and procedures.

Endocrinologist

Diabetes, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary gland diseases, metabolic disorders, hormone disorders, osteoporosis, hypertension, cholesterol disorders, infertility and cancers of the endocrine glands.

ENT Surgeon (Otolaryngologist)

Ear, nose and throat cancers, hearing loss, tinnitus, nose/sinus disorders, breathing and balance problems, loss of speech, taste and/or smell. Palate and tongue disorders from head or skull trauma.

Environmental Medicine Physician

Impact of environmental factors (chemical, physical, biological & psychosocial) on health and illnesses including arthritis, skin disease, chronic fatigue, cancer, nervous diseases including headaches, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and senile dementia. Covers all occupational/work groupings, and focuses on the nature of such work in terms of inherent task requirements, environment, and human ergonomics.

Functional Capacity Assessor

Assessment of person’s current physical functional capacity and work potential using a range of rehabilitation services.

Gastroenterologist

Hepatitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, stomach disorders, stomach cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, pancreatitis, colitis, gallbladder disease, peptic ulcer disease, cirrhosis and other liver diseases.

General Surgeon

Musculoskeletal injuries, endocrine and breast surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery, urology, orthopaedics, abdominal injuries (including the spleen and liver), nerves, amputations, crush injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), hernias, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), bites, cancer and knee injuries. Special emphasis on vascular issues, hernia injuries, gastrointestinal & groin surgery.

General Surgeon – Diagnostic Speciality

Specialist diagnostician for complex matters where definitive diagnosis required.

General Practitioner

Return to work opinion, current capacity and suitable duties opinion, liaison with employer and nominated treating doctor.

Geriatrician

Diseases and condition of the aged such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, memory loss, chronic heart and lung disease, incontinence, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and vision and hearing problems.

Gynaecologist and Obstetrician

Uterine, vaginal and ovarian diseases including cancer, incontinence, infertility, prolapse and infections and the surgical care of women and children during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal period.

Haematologist

Transfusion-acquired infections such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and hepatitis B & C. Blood related diseases such as haemophilia, lymphoma and leukemia. Assessment of heart, circulatory, blood and vascular diseases and conditions.

Hand Surgeon

Hand injuries at or below the elbow. Carpal tunnel, tenosynovitis, epicondylitis, nerve injury, trauma, burns and trigger finger.

Hand & Micro Surgeon

All hand and arm injuries, diseases of the hand and arm involving micro-surgery procedures to the hand and trigger finger.

IMC Specialists

Injury Management Consultants (IMC’s) assist in facilitating the return to work process. This is required in cases where there are differences in opinion between the nominated treating doctor (NTD), the employer, the insurer and/or the injured worker. The role of the IMC is to make an objective assessment of the situation and the injuries, and then mediate a solution through discussions with the NTD. The IMC will usually examine the worker, discuss possible solutions with the relevant parties and then produce a report detailing the actions agreed upon.

IMC – Occupational Physicians

IMC – General Practitioners

IMC – Psychiatrists

IMC – ENT Surgeons

IMC – Rheumatologists

IMC – Plastic and General Reconstructive Surgeons

IMC – General Surgeons

Immunologist

Immune system disorders such as pneumonia, asthma, dermatitis, hives, food, drug and insect allergies and immunodeficiency diseases, including Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis, golden staph, legionella. community, hospital and travel infections.

Nephrologist

More complex kidney disorders and conditions associated with high blood pressure hypertension/hypotension, autoimmune diseases (lupus), renal replacement therapy (including dialysis). Disease and trauma to the kidneys and urinary system. Emphasis on kidney transplants.

Neurologist

Disorders of the nervous system, including Alzheimer’s Disease, head and spinal injuries, neck and back pain, headache, migraine, stroke, peripheral nerves, carpal tunnel, epilepsy and trigger points.

Neurosurgeon

Surgical correction of neurological problems including brain tumours, head, neck and spinal injuries (including disc problems) and peripheral nerve damage.

Occupational Health & Rehabilitation Specialist

Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries (including sports injuries) and soft tissue injuries.

Occupational Physician

Evaluate occupational cause of musculoskeletal injuries, including soft tissue injuries, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI), epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, hernia and ganglion. Also chemicals, asbestos, poisons, Q fever, Ross River fever.

Occupational Therapist

Worksite and functional capacity assessments including task analysis. Ergonomic assessments. Fitness for employment assessments. Design and modify the everyday environment of clients to allow for better access and independence at home and workplace. Assist with development of alternate duties manual.

Oncologist

A clinical oncologist is usually trained in one of the three primary disciplines of oncology:

  • Radiation Oncology – treatment of cancer with therapeutic radiation;
  • Medical Oncology – treatment of cancer with medicine, including chemotherapy;
  • Surgical Oncology – surgical aspects of cancer including biopsy.

Ophthalmic Surgeon

Eye injuries and diseases of the eye (cataracts, glaucoma, foreign bodies).

Oral and Maxillo Facial Surgeon

Diseases affecting the mouth, jaw, face, neck and teeth, including problems with wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. Treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumours and cysts of the jaws.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Musculoskeletal system, soft tissue injuries (diseases and dysfunction), broken bones and fractures, shoulder injuries (including athletic injuries and rotator cuff tears), spine and knee injuries (including torn meniscus). Also amputations, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip injuries, overuse syndromes, degenerative and traumatic lesions, tendonitis, trigger finger, athletic/sports injuries, arthritis and reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.

Pain Management Specialist

Acute and chronic pain and regional pain syndrome.

Physician

Back, neck, upper and lower limbs, DVT, ganglion, arthritic and rheumatic conditions, epicondylitis, poisons, chemicals/toxins, diabetes, heart and respiratory complaints. Also Q fever, Ross River fever, hernia, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and kidneys. Medical consequences of trauma, diseases (including heart, lungs, bowel, liver, kidneys), esoteric conditions (eg Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).

Physiotherapist

Functional Capacity Assessments, rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries (including sports injuries) and soft tissue injuries.

Plastic and General Reconstructive Surgeon

Facial, body disfigurement, including burns, complex repair problems, tissue/skin grafting, scarring (keloid) and hand injuries, skin cancer and cleft palate. Peripheral nerve injury and surgery.

Podiatrist

Foot, nail and lower leg injuries (including bone and joint disorders, arthritis, circulatory and skin conditions).

Psychiatrist

Psychiatric illness/mental conditions, including psychotic illnesses, (bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia) depression, stress disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders and all addictions (alcohol, drug and gambling). Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Prescription of psychiatric drugs.

Psychiatrist, Forensic

Assessment of mentally disordered offenders (adult and juvenile), both in custodial and community settings, involuntary treatment, psychiatric injury and disability. Provision of medico-legal opinions and reports, expert witness statements and sentencing recommendations on individuals’ mental competency. These Specialists are often called upon to provide expert court opinions on particular issues.

Psychologist, Clinical/Neuro

Mental illness, psychological injury, including work stress, post traumatic stress disorders, pain, anxiety, depression, personal injury, assault, robbery, motor vehicle accidents and vocational assessments. Evaluation of brain dysfunction (including task-based perceptual/mental functions) and neuro-psychometric testing of brain injury relating to brain damage/disease.

Psychologist, Forensic

Assessment of psychological injury, including stress, and trauma, as they relate to legal proceedings. Also offer neuro-psychometric testing of brain injury. Provision of medico-legal opinions and reports, expert witness statements. Defence Force related stress and psychological problems.

Psychologist

Vocational Potential Assessment: Assessment, usually involving psychological testing, for the purpose of generating vocational, educational and training recommendations.

Radiologist

Utilisation of x-ray, ultrasound CT, PET and MRI to diagnose disease and injury. The radiologist correlates medical image findings with other examination results and tests, and confers with referring physicians to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.

Rehabilitation Physician

Evaluation of medical, social, emotional, work and recreational aspects of function in paediatric, adult and geriatric rehabilitation for neurological disorders (including stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal injury, brain injury, spasticity and MS); musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions (including fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, osteoporosis and sporting injuries); acute and chronic pain (including back, neck and nerve pain); amputations; occupational injuries; cardiorespiratory disorders; other complex or chronic conditions including cancer and burns.

Renal Physician

Kidney disorders and conditions associated with high blood pressure hypertension/hypotension, autoimmune diseases (lupus), renal replacement therapy (including dialysis). Disease and trauma to the kidneys and urinary system.

Renal Transplant Surgeon

Kidney transplants, kidney disease and associated illnesses.

Respiratory Physician

Upper airway and lung conditions (including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, COPD, lung cancer, mesothelioma, pneumonia, dust allergies, asbestosis, tuberculosis, sleep disorders.

Respiratory & Thoracic Physician

Asthma and allergic diseases, sleep disorders, occupational and environmental lung disease, paediatric thoracic medicine and pulmonary cancer.

Rheumatologist

Diseases of the joints, muscles and bones (including. back pain, gout, bursitis, RSI, epicondylitis, tenosynovitis, fibromyalgia, tendonitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, low back pain, osteoporosis, Q fever, Paget’s disease and osteoarthritis.

Urologist

Male and female urinary tract disorders (including urological stones, urology related disease, incontinence). Male reproductive organ disorders (including prostate disorders and cancer, impotence and sexual dysfunction).

Vascular Surgeon

Diseases of the arteries, veins and the lymphatic system (including arterial disease (especially in diabetics), aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, cellulitis, circulation problems, phlebitis and lymphoedema.

Workplace Assessor

Workplace Assessor: Assessment of the workplace from an occupational health and safety perspective, including rehabilitation perspective. Identification of ideal work practices, ergonomic issues and potential hazards (including dust and chemicals allergies).

  • Workplace Assessor – Occupational Physician
  • Workplace Assessor – Occupational Therapist
  • Workplace Assessor – Rehabilitation Physician
  • Workplace Assessor – Respiratory and Thoracic Physician


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