Auckland Dermatology

Medical, Surgical & Cosmetic

09 524 9915 Auckland
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Southern Cross Health Insurance Affiliated Provider for Consultations

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. We provide the only fully trained paediatric dermatologists (Nick Birchall and Diana Purvis) in Auckland and general dermatologists (Sonya Havill, Nick Turnbull). Harriet Cheng offers patch testing as well as general dermatology and Junie Wong offers skin cancer surgery. 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.

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  • 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

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for Selected Services



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.

Dr. Sonya Havill

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

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.

Dr Diana Purvis
MB, ChB, FRACP (Paeds and Derm)

Dr Purvis was trained in New Zealand and the UK, with two years specialising in paediatric dermatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in London. As well as her expertise in childrens skin diseases and birthmarks, she is also proficient in adult skin problems including neo-natal and pregnancy-associated skin disorders. She is involved with both the Starship Childrens Hospital and teaches at the University of Auckland Medical School.

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To make an appointment please call us on 09 524 9915


Contact Auckland Dermatology

09 524 9918
Grd Floor, Bldg D, Ascot Office Park
95 Ascot Ave

Grd Floor, Bldg D, Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Ave,
Auckland 1051

Opening Hours
8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 5:00pm

8:30am – 3:00pm



09 524 9918
4 Antares Place

09 524 9918
425 Maunu Road

Ascot Office Park, 95 Ascot Avenue,
Auckland 1051

95 Ascot Ave Auckland 1051 New Zealand