At MoleMedic during a full skin cancer check, you are checked from top to toe by a fully qualified Doctor with additional qualifications in Dermoscopy, not by a nurse or technician who is making the decision as to which moles to digitally record and map.
You will see Dr Brian Wills, MB ChB, FRNZCGP, Aust Dip Dermoscopy. In addition to the post graduate Australian Diploma of Dermoscopy, Dr Wills has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers and melanoma. He also has expertise in skin surgery, including skin grafts and repairs using flaps. Dr Wills is a Member of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia
You are checked for all skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, not just melanoma. Any lesion that is in any way questionable will be checked using a dermatoscope.
Your significant lesions or moles can be digitally recorded and mapped for future comparison if you wish. You will leave your appointment knowing the outcome and whether there is any further action needed, or when you might need to be checked again.
Dr Wills will discuss the results of your skin cancer check and mole scan with you before you leave so that you can make an informed choice about follow up or treatment without delay. Following your scan, a report will be made available to your own GP.
Dr Wills has extensive experience and expertise in the removal of moles and other skin cancers. He will organise any excision that is required within a short time, or he can refer you back to your own GP if you prefer.
At the end of your appointment, Dr Wills will discuss with you when you should have a review.
You are checked for all skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, not just melanoma. Any lesion that is in any way questionable will be checked using a dermatoscope. Dermoscopy gives more certainty in making an accurate diagnosis of malignant melanoma and in advising whether an excision of the mole is necessary. Your significant and suspicious lesion/s or mole/s will then be digitally recorded and mapped for future comparison.
If you elect to have digital imaging and recording when booking your appointment, your moles will be mapped.
A full digital record of your suspicious mole/s and lesions is kept by MoleMedic for future comparison. At your consultation, Dr Wills will discuss with you when you should be seen again.
If you have health insurance with Southern Cross Health Society, your skin examination and any subsequent removal of a mole is covered as per a Specialist visit; ie you are covered to see MoleMedic to the extent you are covered to see any Specialist. The level of funding will be under the terms of your own policy; eg: some patients elect for an 80 % cover, or an excess.
If we have your Southern Cross membership number, date of birth etc prior to your appointment then we obtain prior approval for you, before you arrive for your appointment.
Please note that Southern Cross Health Society covers only skin cancer examinations. Digital imaging / scanning and mapping / recording is not paid for by Southern Cross Health Society.
Please review the information about Appointment Options and Pricing in the drop down box on the "Our Services" page.