Skin Checks

Look after your skin

Two in every three Australians are being diagnosed with skin cancer before they are 70 years of age. At the National Health Co-op we actively encourage our Members to have regular skin checks to ensure early detection of any skin cancers and monitor any changes in skin conditions.

We offer the following skin services:

  • Comprehensive full body skin check-ups – to screen for skin cancers with a special magnifying light instrument (Dermatoscope), to detect early changes of skin cancer. 
  • General Dermatology – treatment of medical conditions related to skin, hair and nails, including management of acne, psoriasis and dermatitis.

Our specialised clinicians can also offer the following procedures: 

  • Freezing of skin lesions with liquid nitrogen gas – sun-damage area, skin tags, age spots, warts, calluses. 
  • Burning with electric diathermy of skin lesions, such as skin tags and warts.
  • Skin cancer management with biopsies for accurate diagnosis, surgical excisions and with creams.
  • Removal of ingrown toenails
  • Removal of common lumps and bumps including cysts, hemangiomas, and pyogenic granuloma.

Our leading clinician in the skin services field is Dr Dinesh Mehra. Dr Mehra has a special interest in dermatology (skin related conditions) and has completed a Certificate of Primary Care Dermatology through the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has also completed a Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine.

Dr Eugene Tshibangu is also available to complete skin checks and has recently completed a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine. 

Other clinicians who are available to complete skin checks are:

  • Dr Adenike Balogun
  • Dr Pushpani Herath
  • Dr Shiromi Liyanage
  • Dr Rasika Rajapakse
  • Dr Suran Rajapakse
  • Dr Anu Sumathipala
  • Dr Lakshika Wijemanna

Skin check services are currently available at our Chisholm, Evatt, Kippax (Holt), Macquarie, Wanniassa and Yass clinics. 

To make an appointment, please call (02) 6178 0400.