Dr Tersia De Wilzem

Director and Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician

QUALIFICATIONS

  • FAFOEM (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) Australia (2009)
  • Grad (Dip) Occupational Health, University of Pretoria (1999)                       
  • MBChB, University of Pretoria, South Africa (1990)
  • MSc (Sports Medicine), University of Pretoria (1995)
  • BA (Ed) Physical Education, University of Pretoria (1984)
  • Certificate: Occupational audiometry 2017

MEDICO-LEGAL ACCREDITATION                   

  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (ABIME)
    • AMA4, AMA5 certified (2013)
    • Certified Independent Rater AMA5 Dec 2020                                         
  • Queensland Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment (GEPI) 2
    • Approved IME Assessor (2014 – current)
    • National Rail (2013 – present)
  • Australasian Medical Review Officers Association
    • Member, Medical Review Officer (2013 – present)

CURRENT POSITION                                       

  • Consultant Occupational & Environmental Physician
    • Self employed
  • OEP Trainee Mentor/Supervisor
    • AFOEM (2012– current)

COMMITTEES AND MEMBERSHIPS               

  • Queensland Workers’ Compensation Regulator
    • Member, Medical Assessment Tribunal (2015 – current)
  • Australasian Medical Review Officers Association
    • Member, Medical Review Officer (2013 – present)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                          

  • Consultant Occupational Physician
    • Self-employed (2015- current)
    • Sonic Health Plus (2009-2015)
  • Medical Advisor
    • Medibank Health Solutions (2004-2009)
  • Medical Officer – Emergency
    • Queensland Health, Redland Hospital (2003-2004)
  • Medical Advisor in Occupational Health
    • Afrox (2001-2002)
  • Registrar
    • Community Medicine, School of Health Systems & Public Health, Uni of Pretoria (1999-2001)
  • General Practitioner
    • Private practice, Pretoria (1993-1999)
  • Medical Officer
    • Pretoria Academic Hospital, Paediatric ICU (1992)
  • Intern
    • Pretoria Academic Hospital, South Africa (1991)

PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS                            

  • Occupational Medicine
  • Health Surveillance
  • Rehabilitation
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Permanent Impairment Assessments 

ASSESSMENT SPECIALITIES                            

  • Fitness for Work Assessments
  • Independent Medical Examinations
  • Permanent Impairment

Dr Tersia de Wilzem is a Consultant Occupational and Environmental Physician with over 20 years of industry experience. 

Dr de Wilzem graduated from medicine at University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1990. Prior to studying medicine, she gained her Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) followed on with her Masters in Sports Medicine, from the University of Pretoria.

Dr de Wilzem moved to Australia in 2002, initially working with Queensland Health at the Redland Hospital’s Emergency Department.  She then worked with Medibank Health Solutions, now known as Sonic Health Plus providing clinical occupational medical examinations.  In 2005, she commenced working in private practice in Logan and on the Gold Coast. She is currently working in Brisbane East and at the Gold Coast.

Dr de Wilzem holds membership with AMROA as an MRO. She is an approved IME Assessor for WorkCover QLD. 

Dr de Wilzem is an AFOEM Trainee Mentor/Supervisor.  She works with AFOEM Registrars providing advice to assist them through their training to become Occupational Physicians.