Why see a Dermatologist and Not a Skin Cancer Clinic?
Dermatologists are highly trained and certified – it takes a minimum of 11 years training and examinations to be accredited by the Australian government as a dermatologist. This is a far higher level of accreditation than that of a ‘skin specialist’ or a skin cancer clinic.
“Skin Cancer Clinics are usually operated by GP’s and at this stage there is no reliable way of evaluating the quality of care provided”
Extract from the Cancer Council of NSW, Your Guide to Skin Clinics.
“The Cancer Council of New South Wales does not operate or endorse any Skin Cancer Clinics. Skin Cancer Clinics that offer skin checks are private businesses and are often run by GP’s. At this stage there is no reliable way of evaluating the quality of care provided.”
From the Cancer Council of NSW.
“Research shows Skin Cancer Clinics may not necessarily offer a higher level of expertise than your GP.”
Extract from the Cancer Council Victoria
Dermatologists are considered the experts in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin cancers and skin diseases.
On an average day Dermatologists find 10 to 20 skin cancers which may have otherwise gone undiagnosed.
Dermatologists are highly skilled and experienced in the detection and treatment of cancer and melanoma, and in the accurate diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair, and nail.
Dr Bonnie Fergie
Dr Bonnie Fergie is a consultant dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia….
Dr. John Frew
Dr John Frew is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2009, followed by a Masters of Medicine in clinical epidemiology in 2011 from the University of Sydney prior to dermatology specialist training. He currently holds a staff specialist position at Liverpool Hospital and is a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales….
Dr. David Jenkins
David is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
He was acknowledged as a prize winner for achievement in the final exams held by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2015. He was awarded the Presidents medal for Dermatological Pharmacology for achieving the highest mark across Australia ...
Dr Rebecca Saunderson
Rebecca Saunderson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Rebecca is interested in complex dermatological cases, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology, and believes in an holistic approach to patient care….
Dr Benjamin Thompson
Dr Benjamin Thompson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Ben studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours in 2008...
Dr. Karen Stapleton
Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.
Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and the centres in USA.
Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999…
Dr Ludi Ge
Dr Ludi Ge completed her Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales, graduating with 1st Class Honours. She has an interest in all areas of dermatology including skin cancer and dermatology surgery...
Dr. Deanna Wong
Fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, 2002
Awarded Master of Medicine, University of Sydney for Cytokine profile in regressing and non-regressing basal cell carcinoma skin tumours: 1999…
Dr Cathy Zhao
Dr Cathy Zhao completed her medical degree and a Masters of Science by research (with Scholarship in Atopic Dermatitis) from the University of New South Wales, in addition to a Masters of Medicine from the University of Sydney.
Dr Angelica Tjokrowidjaja
Dr Angelica completed her Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Bachelor of Medical Studies from the University of New South Wales, graduating with Distinctions. A Master of Medicine followed. She gained general medical experience as a medical registrar and successfully completed the physician examinations.
Dr Charlotte Thomas
Dr Charlotte Thomas is a specialist consultant dermatologist and Fellow of The Australasian College of Dermatologists. She completed her medical and physician training in London, UK following 1st Class Honours Degrees in Psychology, Physiology and Philosophy from Oxford University and Medicine from the University of Bristol.
Dr Yvonne Nguyen
Dr Yvonne Nguyen completed her medical degree, a Master of Philosophy in Medicine, and a pharmacy degree at the University of Sydney. Dr Nguyen completed her four-year dermatology training in Australia and the United Kingdom. She was selected to complete a Fellowship in London at the University College Hospital London.