Dermatologists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of skin diseases and cancers. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Dermatologists look after patients of all ages, from babies and children to adolescents and adults. On a typical work day, the dermatologist deals with a wide variety of disorders. However, given our climate, Australian dermatologists spend a lot of time treating diseases caused by sun exposure. These include sunspots and skin cancers. As dermatologists have a wide variety of treatments at their disposal (creams, liquid nitrogen, various types of surgery), they are able to deliver specific treatment for skin cancers.
Other typical skin consultations include acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, skin infections such as warts, mole surveillance, melasma and occupational dermatitis.
Skin also includes hair, nails and the wet areas of the mouth and genitalia. Dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis and management of disorders affecting these areas.
GPs can practice with a sub-specialty; this allows them to focus on a particular area of medical interest. See below for further information on the training requirements for a sub-specialty in dermatology .
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Address: Unit 1 32 Billabong St, STAFFORD QLD 4053 STAFFORD QLD
STAFFORD QLD -4053, Queensland, Australia
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