A dermatologist is a medical specialist with at least four years post-graduate training focused specifically on all aspects of the health and disease states of the skin, and the medical and surgical therapy of skin disease. On satisfaction of the requirements of the training curriculum, they are eligible for vocational (specialist) registration with the Medical Board of New Zealand.
You owe the care of your skin to a specialist-trained dermatologist.
The usual answer is yes. This will depend however on your specific policy terms and you should check with your insurer prior to your appointment what your policy covers and if there is an excess. Most reputable policies cover assessment and treatment of medically necessary conditions. Most will exclude purely cosmetic issues.
We are First Choice providers for nib Health Insurance, and Affiliated providers to Southern Cross Health Society.
Our consultation fees may vary with the length, complexity, and specialist involved. As a guide, our new patient consultation fees range between $290 and $425.
Cost estimates for surgery and other procedures will be provided during or following your consultation.
We are open from Monday to Friday. The days and times available for consultation with our individual dermatologists varies.
Click here to go to our Request an appointment page. Simply select your chosen dermatologist on the form, and the location and times of availability will be displayed without having to submit the form.
Yes, just ask one of our administration staff for access.
No, we provide full skin examination by your specialist dermatologist.
Molemap is a trade name for a skin examination by a technician (rather than a doctor or dermatologist). Photos are taken of specific moles that are considered of concern, and these images are later examined by a remote dermatologist. A report is then produced with recommendations for you to monitor, or to see a doctor for biopsy if necessary. There are a number of other mole-checking systems offered by non-specialist doctors with an interest in skin. These usually involve the use of a dermatoscope combined with a computer algorithm to score the image to estimate risk of cancer. It will depend on the confidence of the doctor as to the proportion of skin lesions that are subsequently recommended to be removed or biopsied.
As all our doctors are specialist dermatologists, your full skin examination at Auckland Skin & Cancer Foundation will involve your dermatologist personally assessing your skin lesions in real-time with you. There is major advantage in having your dermatologist examine your skin lesions themselves rather than by remote photo. In addition, an instant specialist opinion is given and can be discussed in person to formulate the appropriate treatment. We also utilise a dermatoscope to assist in the analysis of each skin lesion as required.