Are you concerned about a mole or sun-damaged skin? Early detection is the key to the survival of skin cancers like melanoma.
The management of melanoma is determined by the depth of the melanoma at the time of diagnosis.
Surgical excision is considered to be the most effective way of removing skin cancer.
Our highly trained nursing staff provide a range of non-surgical services suitable for most skin conditions.
A skin check is a 10-15 minute appointment where a dermatoscope is used to closely look at any spots over the body. If any spots look concerning, the doctor may take a photo and/or take a biopsy of the lesion to be sent away for a pathologist to determine its exact nature.
A skin check is generally a 10-15 minute appointment. It is sometimes unavoidable to spend longer with patients who have complex issues with their skin. Please keep this in mind if your doctor is running late on the day.
You do not need a referral for an appointment, however if you are concerned and your GP has recommended you need an urgent appointment, we will be more than happy to accommodate this request.
Dr Azzi moved to Newcastle after graduating from the University of Sydney in 1989 and has been specialising in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery since 2000.
Born in Perth, Dr Alister Lilleyman graduated from the University of Western Australia in 1994
and for the last 15 years has specialised in Skin Cancer Medicine and
Dr Paul Saunders graduated from University of Queensland in 2000 and has completed a Professional Diploma in Dermoscopy.
Dr Chris Kearns studied Medicine at Armidale. He graduated university in 2014 and has worked in local hospitals and private practices since then. Dr Kearns is currently completing his Masters in Skin Cancer
Dr Hasslocher graduated in London in 1986 and has practiced in many different specialities. Dr Hasslocher started practicing skin cancer Medicine in 2003 at a clinic in Sydney, and has since moved to the Hunter region.
Dr Noakes graduated from Newcastle University in 2012, and became a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017. Dr Noakes has recently moved back into the Newcastle Region.
Dr Joshua Lee joined the Newcastle Skin Check Team in August 2021. Dr Lee is currently undertaking training in skin cancer as part of his Fellowship of General Practitioner.