Skin Wise Healthcare was established in 2012 as a dedicated, GP-led Skin Cancer Clinic.
We have extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of all types of Skin Cancer. Our doctors have all completed extensive advanced training in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, and all procedures are conducted on-site.
We are well-equipped and accessible to all patients. Each room has an electric bed. We have specialised lighting and equipment including dermatoscopes, and digital photography for the recording of lesions that require monitoring. This is included in the initial consultation fee.
If lesions require biopsy, this may occur at the initial consultation or subsequently depending on the time available, but will not attract any additional out-of-pocket expense.
Full body photography and excisions will attract an additional fee which will be discussed prior to the procedure.
We endeavour to make all examinations and procedures as comfortable as possible.
We are passionate about the early detection of skin cancers and pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, high-quality, ethical care for all of our patients.
MEET OUR TEAM
Dr Geoffrey Barrow MBBS, FRACGP, BMedSci(Hons)
Dr Geoffrey Barrow has been a Director of Skin Wise Healthcare since its foundation in 2012. As a General Practitioner with a special interest in Skin Cancer Medicine, he has been involved in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment for over 20 years, as well as both undergraduate teaching in surgical skills and post-graduate education in Skin Cancer Medicine and Skin Cancer Surgery. He has a particular interest in complex excisions.
Dr Melanie George MBBS, FRACGP, Dip Paed
Dr Melanie George is a General Practitioner with a special interest in skin cancer detection and skin cancer surgery. Melanie is originally from Adelaide but completed her general practice training in regional Victoria where there is a high incidence of skin cancers amongst the farming community. Melanie now has over 15 years of experience in the field of skin cancer management and holds a certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine from the University of Queensland.
Dr Jane Landers
Dr Jane Landers has completed skin cancer education by studying a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer through the University of Queensland, as well as education through the Skin Cancer College of Australia, HealthCert Education and the Australian Institute of Dermatology. Dr Landers initially commenced physician training in Australia and the UK and achieved Membership of the Royal College of Physicians before settling down to become a general practitioner in Adelaide. Dr Landers enjoys the wide variety of general practice as well as the highly focussed area of skin cancer practice. She finds it rewarding to be able to offer expert and comprehensive skin cancer care in the general practice setting.
MBBS, M Med (Skin Cancer), MRCP (London), FRACGP
Dr Jenn Thong Wong
MBChB, FRACGP, Certificate of Dermoscopy (Skin Cancer College),
Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (Skin Cancer College)
Dr JT Wong developed a keen interest in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment early in his medical career and went on to complete advanced qualifications in skin cancer management after graduating from the University of Auckland in 2007. He has trained and worked in general practice locally in South Australia since 2008 and is currently completing a master’s degree in Skin Cancer from The University of Queensland.
Dr Wong has a special focus on evidence-based management of skin cancer with good pre-surgery planning to achieve optimal cosmetic outcomes for his patients. He is passionate about skin cancer care because early detection and timely management can be life-saving.
Belinda Haren REGISTERED NURSE
Belinda is a registered nurse who has been working in the field of skin cancer medicine since 2010. She has undertaken extensive training in the detection of skin cancers, dermoscopy and digital photography of skin lesions. Her understanding of skin cancers and their management as well as her ability to communicate clearly and compassionately makes Belinda an invaluable member of the Skin Wise team.
Our Statement of Values
Skin Wise Healthcare is a subsidiary of East Adelaide Healthcare and as such, we adhere to these values.
We aspire to be Australia’s first choice for comprehensive quality health care.
We are dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing comprehensive quality health care.
We adhere to a set of guiding principles in the pursuit of our vision and in the fulfilment of our mission. By adhering to these guiding principles we continuously enhance our capacity to provide personalised health-related services of the highest standards.
These guiding principles are:
To ensure that our patients are the central focus of our decisions and our endeavours
To administer in a timely manner the best possible treatment, using the most up-to-date and proven methods, materials and equipment
To actively promote health and well-being, emphasising the prevention of disease
To foster a culture of respect and supportiveness, encouraging leadership and personal growth
To behave ethically and with integrity
To contribute to the body of knowledge that articulates comprehensive quality health care and the provision of such care
To embrace innovation and practise disciplined continuous quality improvement.