Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails. A doctor who specialises in this is called a Dermatologist.
Starship Children's Health runs general paediatric dermatology clinics supervised by dermatologists for children referred by their GP.
There are also tertiary specialist paediatric dermatology clinics for children from around New Zealand who are identified as having more complex problems. This includes genetic skin disorders, vascular anomalies and severe eczema/psoriasis.
The dermatology service also provides minor outpatient procedures (e.g. local anaesthetic biopsy) and laser treatment for facial port-wine stains.
- Dr Karen Agnew, Dermatologist
- Dr Nicholas Birchall, Dermatologist
- Dr Diana Purvis, Dermatologist
Children referred by a GP will be seen in a clinic supervised by dermatologists.
For children with complex dermatological problems there are specialised paediatric dermatology clinics.
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