Divine Medical and Cosmetic Skin Centre is using hi-tech camera equipment to bring a new level of skin care to Bundaberg.
Having already established clinics in Maryborough in 2014 and Hervey Bay in 2016, Divine Medical and Cosmetic Skin Centre expanded its practice into Bundaberg in December, offering general practitioner (GP) services, cosmetic treatment and a skin cancer clinic.
Elizabeth Osedimilehin, Divine practice manager and registered nurse, said the practice had opened the new Bundaberg clinic after identifying a growing demand for GPs and greater need for quality skin cancer checks in the city.
“In the past, if patients wanted any type of laser treatments or even skin cancer checks, they would normally have to travel outside their demographical area to either the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane,” she said.
“Once we opened our practice in Maryborough, we soon realised that there was a growing demand for specialised treatments in the Wide Bay area, and the common complaint was travel.
“We listened and started to source different lasers to offer patients the same treatments but without the added expense of having to travel hours for it.”
Elizabeth said the clinic’s use of FotoFinder enabled greater monitoring and treatment of potentially cancerous moles.
FotoFinder is a computerised mole mapping system that employs a high-resolution camera to provide accurate photos of moles which are then transferred to a doctor’s database, enabling comparisons of photos from earlier visits, thereby helping to identify new or changed moles.
“We have a FotoFinder in the Bundaberg surgery which will enable us to be do total body scans for monitoring patients at risk of melanoma and other skin cancers,” Elizabeth said.
“This is something not previously offered in Bundaberg, and it is classed as a ‘must do’ procedure for monitoring at risk patients of melanoma and other skin cancers.
Elizabeth said Divine Medical’s Wide Bay team of 13 doctors, nine nurses and nine receptionists had adapted well to the opening of the new Bundaberg clinic, with an additional two GPs to be added to the team next month.
“The Bundaberg clinic has been very busy since we opened,” she said.
“Dr Thet Zaw and Dr Sam Osedimilehin have been kept very busy providing quality healthcare to our continually increasing patient base,” she said.
“Dr Sam splits his time between the three practices, providing the patients in Bundaberg with quality skins cancer checks and cosmetic consultations and treatments.”
Elizabeth said Divine offered a wide range of family GP services including immunisations, disease management and support programs.
She said the Divine Medical and Cosmetic Skin Centre team prided itself on providing a personalised service where its patients’ needs were always put first.
Divine Medical and Cosmetic Skin Centre is located at the Southside Central Shopping Centre – Shop 11, 56 Walker St, Walkervale.
To make an appointment book online or phone 4151 7722.