The skin@rsc team
Patients who are referred to skin@rsc can be assured regardless of who they first see that they will recieve cost effective and optimal treatment from the most appropriate person. We can do this because we work as a team.
Dr Andrew MacGill: GP surgeon/dermoscopist
Andrew is a GP who has undergone extensive additional training in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer. He is an affiliated provider for Southern Cross. He uses dermoscopy to assess all skin lesions. Dermoscopy reduces the amount of unnecessary surgery. Mapping moles with dermoscopy is another tool used at Skin@rsc which is also proven to minimise unnecessary surgery. Andrew runs twice weekly skin cancer clinics which provide a first port of call for patients to discuss concerns. In most situations patients are able to be reassured treatment isn't required. When treatment is required Andrew can discuss the various options available. Options will include management with Andrew, one of the team or referral to the public system. For those with limited funds Skin@rsc can help facilitate charitable funding from Northlink (formerly known as The Rodney and North Harbour Health Trust)
Mr David Crabb : Plastic Surgeon
David trained in NZ, Australia and the UK. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the NZ Foundation of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. David set up skin services and breast reconstruction services for the Northland DHB. He works in multi-disciplinary teams including ophthalmological oculoplastic surgeons and oncology surgeons for complex skin cancers. He is in private practice in Northland, Rodney and North Auckland. He has regular clinics and operating sessions at the Rodney Surgical Centre.
Mr Richard Hart : Oculoplastic surgeon
Richard Hart is an ophthalmologist providing a visiting service to Warkworth. Richard completed postgraduate ophthalmology training in Auckland and spent two years as a Fellow in ophthalmic plastic surgery at the Chelsea & Westminster and Moorfields Eye Hospitals in London. He is a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Greenlane, author of numerous articles, and is a regular presenter at national and international meetings. An experienced cataract surgeon, Richard’s clinical interests also include oculoplastic and orbital surgery.
Mr Richard Martin : Melanoma/skin cancer surgeon
Richard is a New Zealand trained General Surgeon who spent two and a half years at the Sydney Cancer Center specialising in Melanoma and Head and Neck surgery. Most of his time was spent at the Sydney Melanoma Unit, the largest treatment and research facility for melanoma in the world. During his time in Sydney he completed a Master of Surgery in Surgical Oncology at the University of Sydney. As a Surgical Oncologist Richard assesses and treats all forms of melanoma, skin and head/neck cancer.
Dr Julie Smith : Dermatologist
Dr Julie Smith, dermatologist, trained in Auckland including as a medical, immunology and dermatology registrar. She completed dermatology training in the UK, then had a year as Immunology Fellow at Auckland City Hospital. She works at Apollo Specialist Centre in Albany, Ponsonby and plans clinics in Warkworth from May. She provides skin checks and management for skin cancer and also sees patients with general dermatology problems. Memberships: Royal NZ College of Physicians and NZ Dermatological Society.