How to See a Specialist Faster Using Medical Specialists Melbourne Search Website


WEBWIRE – Monday, February 17, 2014

MELBOURNE, Australia January 2014 – It can take weeks, months and even years to get in to see some medical specialists in Melbourne, and unfortunately the current GP referral system doesn’t help. Most GPs only know a few specialists to refer their patients to, so although there are many qualified alternatives with available appointments – all of the patients are queuing up to see only a select few of the more ‘connected’ medical specialists. The saddest part is, most people don’t know how to see a specialist faster so they just accept the situation and wait it out. But when it comes to medical situations – the length of the wait can mean the difference between complete healing and landing in the emergency room, or worse.

Today, even the Australian government and medical community recognise the importance of seeing medical specialists as soon as possible. Health Minister David Davis told a budget estimates committee that an independent panel of experts reported that 79,000 people were waiting for their first outpatient appointment in 2011. The 2011 audit also showed 248,000 patients were on outpatient waiting lists.

Australian Medical Association Victoria President Dr. Stephen Parnis said doctors had been waiting 18 months for the list showing the number of people with referrals from GPs waiting to get into outpatient clinics. He says, “The longer someone has to wait for elective treatment, the more likely it is to become an urgent or emergency problem.”

When a GP refers someone to a specialist at a public hospital’s outpatient clinic, they are placed on a waiting list and then have to wait to be reviewed for surgery before making it onto another waiting list for elective surgery. Opposition health spokesman Gavin Jennings says, “More people are now waiting longer than ever before for surgery they desperately need.”

Leukaemia survivor, Melbourne-based father and I Need A Specialist Director Darren Lemin says, “From my own health battle experience and through the diagnosis of my son’s juvenile diabetes, my family and I know exactly how important it is to see a specialist as soon as possible, and that’s why we came up with an online Melbourne medical specialists search engine program that would provide patients with an alternative to being trapped in a system that doesn’t seem to be working for everyone.” www.ineedaspecialist.com.au

I Need A Specialist is a free service that helps patients understand how to see a specialist faster and helps them find the specialist they’re looking for in their area or vicinity. This online system allows patients to request an appointment anytime day or night – quickly and easily.

Kathy Clark from Doncaster says, “Can’t believe someone has finally made it simple to get specialist health care. Thank you www.ineedaspecialist.com.au for sending me to a wonderful specialist in record time! Would never do it any other way.”

Most patients who contact I Need A Specialist were given a waiting time of 3-6 months for their appointments with a GP-referred specialist, but using the I Need A Specialist service they have been able to get appointments with medical specialists in under two weeks.

Find Melbourne medical specialists faster, visit www.ineedaspecialist.com.au today.
 
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*http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/thousands-on-victorias-outpatient-list/story-e6frfku9-1226641992658



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