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New Town Skin Cancer Centre

New Town Skin Cancer Centre

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Newtown Skin Cancer CentreAt New Town Skin Cancer and Skin Repair Centre, we provide a comprehensive approach to looking after the health of your skin and offer trusted advice in the areas of skin cancer diagnosis, management, repair and rejuvenation. We offer full-body dermal imaging using the latest technology with ongoing photographic surveillance and monitoring of moles, and we are dedicated to ongoing patient and community education to prevent skin cancer and promote early detection. We help with both short- and long-term treatment options for skin cancers, benign lesions, seborrhaeic keratoses, cysts, and skin tags.

We also offer skin rejuvenation treatments to patients looking to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to their skin. Treatments include antiwrinkle injectables, injectable fillers, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments, photodynamic therapy (PDT), LED light therapy, chemical peels, microneedling and scar revision, and micro-dermabrasion.

Ideally located just four kilometres north of the Hobart CBD, we give patients prompt and effective access to skin screening, diagnosis, treatment, repair, and rejuvenation.

The New Town Skin Cancer Centre is part of the National Skin Cancer Centres. We place a strong emphasis on excellence in medical care, which is strengthened by our commitment to research and education. All our doctors and support staff are involved in the ongoing education of GPs in Australia through university-certified Skin Cancer Medicine programs.

Vision

A world where
nobody dies 
from skin cancer

Mission

To save lives
through universal access 
to skin cancer 
diagnosis and treatment

Lifestyle

Determined to make a difference
Enthusiastic team
Excellence in delivery
Passionate about saving lives

Our location

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137 New Town Road, New Town, TAS 7008
Working Hours: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Parking Instructions: Free parking is available in Roope Street and in the designated signed area behind the Talbot Hotel.

Our team

Dr Dianne King

NSCC Doctor

Dr Tim Barnes

NSCC Doctor

Dr Rachel Bradley

NSCC Doctor

Dr Jack Charlton

NSCC Doctor

Dr Emma Foster

NSCC Doctor

Dr Jedrek Marek

NSCC Doctor

Dr Eliza Reid

NSCC Doctor

Dr Sally Peacock

NSCC Doctor

Holly Taylor

Centre nurse

Amy Farrell

Centre nurse

Linda Quarrell

Practice manager

Stevie Dwyer

Clinical assistant

Britt Wardlaw

Clinical assistant

Ellie Blackaby

Medical receptionist

Melissa Churchill

Medical receptionist

Amber Coleman

Medical receptionist

Our Skin Cancer Services

Full-body skin examinations

Regular full-body skin examinations are vital for catching cancers before they become serious. Skin exams take about 15 - 30 minutes, and the doctor will start by asking about your skin cancer risk factors and general health. You will need to undress to your underwear. If you wish, we can provide a blanket or gown for you to wear while the doctor inspects your body from head to toe, looking for abnormal moles or spots. We will not examine the genital area unless you have any spots in that region which particularly concern you.

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Lesion analysis with dermoscopy

The doctor will closely examine any unusual spots using a dermatoscope. This close-up perspective helps us assess whether a mole is normal or abnormal. It is a completely painless process that has been proven to increase the rate of skin cancer detection. We may also photograph a few spots to monitor changes over time, as this can be indicative of skin cancer.

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Diagnosis through biopsies

If the doctor finds a suspicious spot that might be skin cancer, a sample of skin will be removed and sent to a pathology lab to be thoroughly examined under a microscope. This is called a biopsy, and it helps confirm whether the suspicious spot is cancerous. The most common biopsy techniques are shave and punch biopsies, which are both done under a local anaesthetic. A shave biopsy involves shaving off the top layer of skin with a small surgical blade, while a punch biopsy uses a tool like a tiny cookie cutter to remove all the layers of skin.

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Skin cancer treatments

The treatment you receive for skin cancer will depend on the type, size and location of the skin cancer, and whether it has spread to other parts of your body. We offer various surgical and non-surgical treatments, including excisions of the tumour and surrounding tissue to ensure all the cancerous cells are entirely removed, curettage which is the method of scraping and burning the skin cancer, cryotherapy which is the method of freezing off the skin cancer with liquid nitrogen, and topical applications of creams that stimulate the immune system and destroy skin cancer.

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Skin repair and rejuvenation

We approach aesthetic medicine with the same level of respect and credibility as skin cancer medicine. We offer skin repair and rejuvenation treatments for anyone wishing to restore a natural, more youthful appearance to their skin. Our doctors have undergone formal training in this exciting medical field with the aim of providing your skin with a healthier and more refreshed look. Using the latest technologies including injections, light therapy and chemical peels, our doctors will accurately and safely address your medical and cosmetic skin concerns. Treatments can be used to combat signs of ageing, skin cancer, sun damage, acne, rosacea, and other skin conditions.

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Patient education

Your doctor will take the time to explain the whole process, from the skin check to the results of your biopsy, and will give you advice to help prevent future skin cancers. We also supply information materials about self-assessment and the proper application of sunscreen. The National Skin Cancer Centres deliver education programs throughout the community to encourage the early detection of skin cancer. Our mission is to save lives and we do this through regular community talks and information nights for non-medical professionals on skin cancer prevention and detection.

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How we make a difference

Improve access to skin cancer care and reduce the mortality and morbidity of the disease.

Reduce the waiting time for patients to receive efficient diagnosis and treatment.

Provide vital skin cancer care to communities with limited or no access to specialists.

Offer a high-quality referral option to local GPs managing patients outside their scope.

Relieve the public hospital system as most patients cannot afford specialist care.

Save lives by dramatically reducing the delay in diagnosis and treatment.

Our pricing

We are dedicated to providing the best standard of patient care without compromise. Our highly qualified doctors will address
your skin health needs promptly and efficiently, and our specially trained support staff will minimise waiting times and ensure your experience is as pleasant as possible.  

The New Town Skin Cancer Centre is a private billing facility and we appreciate full payment on the day of consultation. We offer
several payment options, including cash, EFTPOS and credit card. For your convenience, we use Medicare online so your rebate will
be refunded promptly.

 

Annual skin checks and reviews

Non-pensioners: $155 [with a Medicare rebate of $71.70]

Pensioners and Health Care Card holders: $115 [with a Medicare rebate of $71.70]

 

Spot checks

All patients: $85.00 [with a Medicare rebate of $37.05]

Non-residents: $155 [no Medicare rebate]

 

Biopsies

Concession: $55.00
Non-concession: $90.00

 

Procedures

We charge a theatre fee which is an out of pocket cost to the patient, which can vary up to $145 - $200 for private patients, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Part of the procedure cost is rebatable from Medicare. Our staff will explain all costs involved at the time of the consultation.