At 7Springs Medical Practice in Toowoomba, we are dedicated to providing our patients with comprehensive healthcare services. We are proud to offer full skin checks as part of our commitment to promoting your overall health and well-being.
A full skin check is recommended yearly or more frequently depending on family history, age, skin condition and lifestyle factors.
The main cause of skin cancer is exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, and Queensland’s location close to the equator means that its residents are exposed to high levels of UV radiation year-round. This exposure can damage the DNA in skin cells, leading to mutations that can cause skin cancer.
Skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, and early detection is critical for successful treatment. Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and staffed by highly trained medical professionals who are committed to providing thorough and effective skin checks.
There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma are the most common types of skin cancer and are often caused by cumulative sun exposure over a long period of time. Melanoma, on the other hand, is the most dangerous form of skin cancer and is often caused by intense, intermittent exposure to the sun.
During your full skin check, our medical professionals will carefully examine your skin from head to toe, looking for any signs of abnormal growths or changes in moles or other skin markings. If any suspicious areas are identified, we may recommend further testing or biopsy to determine whether skin cancer is present.
Our clinic is committed to providing a comfortable and supportive environment for all of our patients. We understand that skin checks can be stressful or uncomfortable, and the staff are trained to provide compassionate care to help put you at ease.
At 7Springs Medical Practice, we believe that prevention is the key to maintaining good health. In addition to our full skin checks, we offer a range of preventative healthcare services, including vaccinations, health screenings, and lifestyle counselling.
If you are due for a skin check or are concerned about changes in your skin, we invite you to schedule an appointment at 7Springs Medical Practice in Toowoomba. Our friendly and professional staff are here to assist you every step of the way, and we look forward to providing you with the highest quality of care.
Dr Stuart Parker is an experienced general practitioner who has obtained a fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. He has a keen interest in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, and has undergone specialized training in Skin Cancer Surgery. In fact, he holds a Professional Diploma in Skin Cancer Surgery, a testament to his dedication to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in skin cancer treatment.
Dr Parker has been at the forefront of skin cancer work at 7Springs Medical Practice for over five years He is committed to improving patient access to timely diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer, which led to the creation of SkinCancer Clear. His vision for the future is to bring high-quality care based on the latest evidence and technology to the people of Toowoomba.
Dr Parker’s primary goal is to keep his patients Clear of Skin Cancer. He is passionate about providing personalised care to each patient and takes the time to understand their unique needs and concerns. With Dr. Parker, you can rest assured that you are in good hands and that your skin health is his top priority.