Grown Ups: Health and Well-Being: Health Professionals

Welcome to our section on health professionals at Kiwi Families. This section provides great information on the roles of health professionals and how they can help you and your family.

Anaesthetist

This article explains the highly skilled role of the anaesthetist in New Zealand today. There is information for parents on…

Audiologist

Audiologists are highly trained individuals in hearing and auditory problems. This article covers the role of the audiologist, how to…

Chiropractor

This article on chiropractors gives you all the necessary information for finding a chiropractor and knowing whether they may be…

Dental therapist

This article contains information on the role of the dental therapist, treatments they may carry out and how to access…

Dentist

Dentists are highly skilled health professionals who offer advice and treatment for teeth and gums. This article explains role of…

Dermatologist

A dermatologist will treat people of all ages and work both in private practice and in hospitals throughout New Zealand….

Dietitian

Dietitians and nutritionists are quite different – this article dietitian will help you to understand the difference and know how…

Doula

This article gives information for parents on the role of the doula, a fairly new phenomenon in New Zealand, how…

Family doctor (GP)

This article on GPs covers the complex role of the General Practitioner, or family doctors, in New Zealand. There is…

Midwife

This article explains the role of the midwife in New Zealand, how to find a midwife and what they will…

Obstetrician

This article explains the role of obstetricians and when you may require the specialist care of an obstetrician in pregnancy…

Optometrist

This article covers the role of the optometrist, how they can help your family and what to expect from your…

Orthodontist

This article covers the role of the orthodontist,¬†best known in families for corrective braces for teeth. There is also information…

Osteopath

This article outlines the role of the osteopath and the different reasons that you may wish to seek treatment from…

Paediatrician

This article explains the complex role of the paediatrician in looking after children of all ages, how you can access…

Pharmacist

This article describes the role of the pharmacist and explains how advice from the pharmacist can help your family.

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists can help family members in many different ways to achieve optimal health. This article covers the role of the…

Plunket nurse

This article outlines the history of Plunket in New Zealand and what Plunket Nurses have to offer young families.

Podiatrist

This article explains the role of the podiatrist and explains how¬†a podiatrist¬†can help your family. There are also great tips…

Practice nurse

This article outlines the role of the practice nurse within a general practioner surgery. It explains when you are likely…

Public health nurse

The role of the public health nurse is many and varied: this article covers the main aspects of the work…

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