CARING AND DEDICATED DOCTORS AND ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
Our Clinic strives to work in partnership with you to achieve the best possible outcomes. We also recommend preventative health checks be conducted on a regular basis as clinically required. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care and customer service.
DR. NICK THERIS
MB, BS (Hons) UNSW, Dip Obs (Otago), D.R.A.N.Z.C.O.G, DCH (NZ), F.A.C.R.R.M, Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine, Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery
Dr Nick Theris has practised in the Bega Valley Shire since 1988 and is the practice principal of Main Street Medical Centre.
He did his medical training in the University of NSW where he graduated with honours. After completing his internship and residency in Sydney and Tamworth. He also had further post graduate training in New Zealand.
He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Remote and Rural Medicine.
Dr Theris became interested in skin cancer treatments which is now the main focus of his practice. He has post graduate qualifications from the University of Queensland in skin cancer treatments as well the Professional Diploma of Skin Cancer Surgery from Bond University.
Dr Theris is committed to further ongoing education and training in skin cancer management.
Some of his other interests include Cosmetic Medicine for which he has been certified for over 10 years.
RN Cassie Conaty obtained her nursing Degree from James Cook university. She is our clinics registered nurse who has been working and training alongside Dr Theris in the skin cancer clinic 5 years. She is skilled in doing biopsies, excisions and can offer you education and skin cancer prevention. Cassie is also trained and skilled in post-operative care and wound management. She has also been trained externally and certified in the administration of cosmetic injections and can assist you with any enquiries about our cosmetic skin care range and sun cream.
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OUR SKIN CLINIC STATISTICS
Our clinic keeps records and regular audits of skin cancer diagnosis. Mainly melanomas diagnosed.
For example, over an 18 month period up to August 2019 we have diagnosed 41 early (98% plus cure rate) melanomas. 2 moderately advanced melanomas and 1 advanced melanoma.
The ages of patients varied between 23 years and 91 years.
These patients had no prior symptoms or knowledge of the melanomas but found only after presenting for a skin check.
Evidence indicates, especially in the case of melanomas, early detection and screening especially of high-risk individuals remains the best form of treatment.
As in the case of most medical conditions, changes may occur between checks so a benign skin mole may change over time or new abnormalities may appear.
Regular checks help identify changes and patients are encouraged to report any such changes.
Not all melanomas can be identified, despite the best efforts of examiners
Patient education, awareness and prevention are always encouraged by our clinic
Bega Valley Skin Cancer & Cosmetic Clinic
Suite 7, 93 Main Street,
Merimbula Nsw 2548
MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9AM -5PM
CLOSED ON PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
SUITE 7, 93 MAIN STREET,
MERIMBULA NSW 2548