Physician (Specialist)

Specialist physicians are doctors who are trained and certified in a specific area of medical practice.

Specialist physicians are experts in preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases, physiological and psychiatric disorders, and injuries. They examine patients and give advice and treatment towards the management of patient's health.

Specialists also act as consultants to other doctors; perform surgery and supervise surgical procedures; and may do research on the nature, cause and development of diseases in people.

There are more than 50 specialties and subspecialties recognized in Canada.

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