SKIN mapping will be performed by general practitioners with a special interest in skin cancer at the ultra modern Aqua Marine Medical Centre and Skin Clinic, which opened on Monday.
Marina Rotert, a general practitioner who specialises in dermatology and skin care, said the centre’s detection technique for skin cancers could help to diagnose early stages of melanomas and non-melanoma cancers, as well as avoid unnecessary surgical interventions of non cancerous skin lesions.
“A detailed and thorough screening of your body will help us detect any melanomas and diagnose other conditions that may be treated other than excision,” Dr Rotert said.
The Russian-born doctor will be joined at the clinic by Damian Cornelius, whose special interests are in skin cancer medicine, men’s health, and sports-musculo-skeletal medicine, apart from family medicine.
The practice will expand to include a total of four-five doctors next year, Dr Rotert said.
Her husband Gotthard Rotert is the managing director of the practice.
“As well as consulting rooms, our centre has a large treatment room with three beds, cosmetic and skin-care room and nurse station,” Dr Rotert said.
“Our registered nurses have qualifications in midwifery and cosmetic medicine that will help to accommodate people with skin problems, pregnant women and supports lactation and all postnatal conditions.”
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Aqua Marine Medical Centre and Skin Clinic is equipped with a colour screen ultrasound machine to help with diagnostic and management of joint problems and other muscular skeletal conditions.
In addition, staff will assist pregnant women until child birth.
“We provide general medicine, skin mapping and skin cancer surgery as well as management of a wide range of dermatological conditions,” Dr Rotert said.
The practice is planning to be fitted with latest technologies in laser and PDT management.
Cosmetic procedures will also be available to maximise the outcome of skin problems and wound-ulcer care.
“Our specialist staff will be able to address the pigmentation and skin-ageing process for those who are interested,” Dr Rotert said.
She has been practising in Australia since 2013.
After arriving in Australia, Dr Rotert obtained her Fellowship in General Medicine and went on to develop a special interest in skin cancer, dermatology, sexual health, female and mental health. Dr Rotert started in rural Victoria before moving to Maryborough, Queensland. “Above all else, I’m passionate about helping local people with health problems to improve their quality of life,” she said.
Damian Cornelius graduated from Griffith University, completing an internship and residency at the Logan Hospital.
There, Dr Cornelius worked in all major areas of medicine and surgery, however, developed an aptitude for working in the emergency department.
He has spent the past few years in general practice, obtained his specialist accreditation and is a fellow of the RACGP.
Dr Cornelius has also worked as an exercise physiologist, assisting elite athletes, before shifting focus towards injury rehabilitation and chronic disease management.
Patients can book online for a consultation, either by downloading the APP Hotdoc.com.au or on the website aquamarinemedical.com.au or phone (07) 3154 1111.