Cen­tre en­cour­ages skin can­cer checks

Southern Telegraph - - HEALTH, WELLBEING, FITNESS & BEAUTY -

The team at Shoal­wa­ter Med­i­cal Cen­tre is en­cour­ag­ing pa­tients to put their skin first by mak­ing use of the prac­tice’s skin can­cer checks.

Since open­ing in 2015, Shoal­wa­ter Med­i­cal Cen­tre has been com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a friendly, car­ing and pro­fes­sional ser­vice to the com­mu­nity.

Prac­tice man­ager Re­becca Hughes said the prac­tice’s ex­pe­ri­enced team of doc­tors could check, de­tect and, in most cases, re­move melanomas at the prac­tice with­out need­ing to see a spe­cial­ist.

“All of our doc­tors have ex­tra train­ing in skin can­cer de­tec­tion,” she said. “Skin checks are very im­por­tant, but it’s one of the things pa­tients tend not to do. Early de­tec­tion is the No. 1 preven­tion for skin can­cer, so the longer you leave it, the worse it could be.”

In ad­di­tion to skin checks, the cen­tre’s range of clin­i­cal tech­nol­ogy and ex­per­tise in­cludes ex­pe­ri­enced GPs, on- site phys­io­ther­apy, chi­ro­prac­tor, psy­chol­o­gist, di­eti­cian, po­di­a­try, hear­ing checks and pathol­ogy.

Shoal­wa­ter Med­i­cal Cen­tre is open from 8am- 7.30pm Mon­day to Fri­day, and from 8.30am- 4pm on Satur­days.

Visit shoal­wa­ter­med­i­cal. com or phone 9527 2236.

Shoal­wa­ter Med­i­cal Cen­tre nurse Kylie Chap­lin- Ardagh and as­sis­tant man­ager Sarah Sil­cock.

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