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Dermatology Services at Flinders Medical Centre

The Dermatology Unit provides a consultative service for the following conditions:

  • Acute severe Dermatological problems
  • Haemodynamically unstable dermatoses
  • Moderate and severe skin disease unresponsive to current management
  • Melanoma in non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Diagnoses and management of rare acquired and congenital dermatoses
  • Severe skin infections
  • Severe bullous disease

Referral guidelines

For admission or urgent advice in office hours contact the Dermatology Registrar;

FMC (08) 8204 5511

All referrals must provide:

  • Provisional diagnosis
  • Description of the rash or lesion, including duration
  • Treatment to date
  • Relevant investigations/biopsies

Referrals will be triaged according to urgency defined by three priority categories:

  • Category 1: Urgent (< 8 weeks)
  • Category 2: Semi urgent (16 to 20 weeks)
  • Category 3: Next available (> 12 months)

Referrals will be triaged and referrers and the patient will receive notification. Category 1 will receive an appointment date and time. Category 2 and 3 will be sent an acknowledgement letter and placed on a waiting list.

Referrals are not able to be accepted for routine skin surveillance and cosmetic management of benign skin lesions (eg skin tags, milia, seborrhoeic keratoses). Please arrange an alternative referral for your patient.

Unit staff include part time visiting dermatologists, four registrars, a Dermatology Nurse Practitioner, Registered and Enrolled Nurses, clerical and a half time medical intern.

In addition to caring for inpatients and running an outpatient clinic, FMC also has a Day Dermatology Unit. This facility has been established to assist people who require phototherapy or dermatology treatment in a day care setting allowing flexibility with treatment without being an inpatient.

Research programs currently include Psoriasis, Hidradenitis Suppuritiva and Atopic Eczema. For information about current trials or participating in research, please contact our Dermatology Nurse Practitioner.

Brochures

Skin care and wet wraps patient information sheet (PDF 93.7KB)

Consultants:

Dr L Gordon (Head of Unit)
Dr G Marshman
Dr Hoang Ly
Dr C Duguid
Dr S Murray
Dr D Long
Dr S Khoury
Dr K Newland 
Dr R Manifold
Dr S Anbarasu
Dr C Ross

Registrars:

Dr Angelica Tjokrowidjaja, (08) 8204 5511, pager 18637
Dr Georgina Harvey, (08) 8204 5511, pager 38692
Dr Chloe Lim, (08) 8204 5511, pager 18636
Dr Phoebe Star, (08) 8204 5511, pager 48244

Dermatology Nurse Practitioner: Marianne Grillo
Telephone: (08) 8204 8961
Fax: (08) 8204 8960
Email: marianne.grillo@sa.gov.au

Day Dermatology Unit
Location: Level 6 (near Ward 6A)
Telephone: (08) 8204 3090

Clinic

Dermatology Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre

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