- Skin check clinics
SKIN CANCER IS THE MOST COMMON CANCER IN AUSTRALIA
At least 50% of people in this country will be diagnosed with skin cancer during their lifetime
- Are you concerned about a new spot or one that is changing?
- Do you have fair skin that burns easily?
- Have you had frequent sunburns, particularly in childhood?
- Have you a personal or family history of skin cancer?
- Have you ever used solariums?
- Are you over 50?
Here are some examples of lesions:
We invite people over the age of 16 to attend for a skin check.
What to expect from a skin check:
Our skin clinic is run by Dr Kirrily Ellerton who has a special interest in skin cancer medicine. She has undertaken extra training in this area.
The appointment is approximately 20 minutes long, during which you will have a full body skin check from head to toe, leaving your underwear on.
A full examination of your skin from your scalp to the soles of your feet will be provided. A chaperone is available if you would like one to be present.We ask that you do not wear makeup or nail polish and wear uncomplicated clothing that is easy to get in and out of.
Dr Ellerton may take photographs of certain moles or suggest a biopsy.If any procedures are recommended, such as a biopsy or the removal of a mole, the costs will be discussed with you by your doctor.
Please be aware that a skin check clinic appointment will always be privately billed and bookings for this clinic are not available on line. For patients with a valid health care or pension card a discounted fee applies.
Please note that only skin checks will be dealt with at these sessions and a separate appointment should be arranged if you have other matters of concern
Wellness on Wellington has a number of practitioners skilled in the insertion of IUD’s.
They are :
- Dr David Ringelblum
- Dr Julia Trayer
A total of 3 appointments are required.
An initial, extended appointment is required with one of the practitioners listed above, for assessment of suitability and explanation of the procedure.
Swabs will need to be taken at this time and Cervical screening ( Pap) needs to be up to date. A script for the device will be provided at this appointment time.
Once the results of these test are back (usually 7 + working days) the Iud insertion can proceed. An extended appointment is also required for this procedure – you can expect to be at the practice for 1-1.5 hours.
A follow up appointment is required 6 weeks post insertion.
We require a non refundable deposit prior to booking these appointments. This is $150.00 for most patients and $130.00 for those with a valid health care or pension card.
If either of the two extended appointments are not attended or not cancelled with 24 hours notice , the deposit will be forfeited.
Please note that our usual billing policy will apply for all consultation items associated with this procedure and appointments for the IUD insertion can only be scheduled between 9.30 am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday according to provider availability.