About Auckland Dermatology
Auckland Dermatology is the largest dermatology practice in New Zealand. We pride ourselves on providing quality care to all our patients. This includes children, adolescents or adults with general medical, cosmetic or surgical problems.
Our aim is to provide a service that is empathetic to the patient in a clinical situation, where we listen to the patients concerns and try to provide appropriate evidence based care, the patient determining their treatment rather than being physician directed.
We have a wide range of practitioners covering general, paediatric and surgical dermatology, including Mohs surgery. We also provide laser treatments. We also provide a range of laser treatments directed by Susan Smith, offering treatments with the Enlighten laser, the most advanced pico/nano second laser for the management of tattoos and pigmented lesions, Excel laser for management of vascular lesions in conjunction with our leading expertise in the treatment of hair removal with the Alexandrite laser which still remains the gold standard laser for this purpose.
We are affiliated providers for Southern Cross, but also fully approved treatment providers for all other health care insurance providers.
Outlined below is a short synopsis of the bibliographies of the consultants in our practice.
- General dermatology
- Psoriasis and eczema treatment
- Skin cancer expertise and surgery
- Mohs surgery
- Patch testing
- Acne treatment
- Laser treatments for hair removal, nail fungus, scars, veins and tattoos
- Paediatric dermatology
- UVB Light treatment
- Laser rejuvenation treatments
Dr Nick Birchall
MB, ChB, FRACP (Paeds and Derm)
Dr Birchall graduated from Bristol University in the UK and then immigrated to New Zealand in 1978. He trained initially as a paediatrician, then as a dermatologist. Dr Birchall completed his dermatology training at Yale University, USA. His special interest is the treatment of paediatric and adolescent skin problems, in particular, acne and eczema. Dr Birchall is a visiting Dermatologist at Starship Childrens Hospital and also regularly visits Whangarei at his satellite practice for 3 days every six weeks each, so there is very limited availability.
Dr. Sonya Havill
MB, ChB, FRACP
Dr Havill studied at Auckland and received her advanced training at Southern General Hospital, Glasgow and Concord Hospital, Sydney. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and specialises in womens dermatology.
Dr Nick Turnbull
MB, ChB, FRACP
Originally from Auckland and having graduated from Auckland Medical School in 2002, Dr Turnbull has worked in all the major public hospitals in Auckland in various medical and surgical roles including subspecialty positions in pharmacology, cardiology and rheumatology amongst others. This training developed his interest in hospital and academic medicine. His dermatology training was undertaken in Auckland and completed in London. He then studied for his Fellowship in Dermatopathology in Warwick, England. Dermatopathology involves reviewing and interpreting skin biopsies and correlating with the patients clinical presentation. He has achieved accreditation in dermatopathology with the International Society of Dermatopathology and European Union of Medical Specialists. During his overseas training he has presented at regional, national and international meetings and has been published in international journals. He has specific interests in medical dermatology, skin cancer and surgery and male genital dermatology. Nick regularly visits Whangarei at his satellite practice for 3 days every six weeks each, so there is very limited availability.
Dr Harriet Kennedy (formerly Cheng)
MBChB, FRACP, FNZDS
Dr Maneka Deo
Dr Junie Wong
MB, ChB, MSc, MRCP (UK)
To make an appointment please call us on 09 524 9915