About Our Practice

We are a long-established, well-regarded medical practice which has provided state-of-the-art dermatological care in Sydney for over 20 years.

Our expertise is in the early detection and treatment of skin cancer and in the accurate diagnosis and optimal management of other diseases of the skin.

Our dermatologists are held in high regard and are frequently referred patients from other dermatologists and specialists for a second opinion.

At Drummoyne Dermatology we strive for excellence and innovation and are proud to be providing world class specialist care for patients with skin cancer and other skin diseases.

Meet Our Dermatologists

Our dermatologists are held in high regard and are frequently referred patients from other dermatologists and specialists for a second opinion.

On an average day any one of our dermatologists finds 10 to 20 skin cancers which may have otherwise gone undiagnosed.

All of our dermatologists are highly skilled and experienced in the detection and treatment of cancer and melanoma, and in the accurate diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nail. 

Dr Bonnie Fergie

Dr Bonnie Fergie is a consultant dermatologist and a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Western Australia….

Dr. John Frew

Dr John Frew is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He completed his medical degree (with Honours) from the University of New South Wales in 2009, followed by a Masters of Medicine in clinical epidemiology in 2011 from the University of Sydney prior to dermatology specialist training. He currently holds a staff specialist position at Liverpool Hospital and is a conjoint associate lecturer at the University of New South Wales….

Dr. David Jenkins

David is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.

He was acknowledged as a prize winner for achievement in the final exams held by the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 2015. He was awarded the Presidents medal for Dermatological Pharmacology for achieving the highest mark across Australia ...

Dr Rebecca Saunderson

Rebecca Saunderson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Rebecca is interested in complex dermatological cases, medical dermatology and paediatric dermatology, and believes in an holistic approach to patient care….

Dr Dana Slape

Dr Dana Slape is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists and graduate of Western Sydney University. Dr Slape is passionate about managing chronic dermatological conditions across all age groups, but is particularly interested in children and adolescents as well as the elderly….

Dr. Karen Stapleton

Achieved the highest mark in Australia in the Final Examination of the Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists, 1993.

Awarded the Australasian College of Dermatologists Travelling Fellowship, 1993, enabling her to attend Clinics at the National Institute of Health, USA and the centres in USA.

Recognised as an International Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1999…

Dr Benjamin Thompson

Dr Benjamin Thompson is a fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology. Ben studied medicine at the University of New South Wales, graduating with honours in 2008...

Dr. Deanna Wong

Fellowship of The Australasian College of Dermatologists, 2002

Awarded Master of Medicine, University of Sydney for Cytokine profile in regressing and non-regressing basal cell carcinoma skin tumours: 1999…

We are proud to be providing world class specialist care for patients with skin cancer and other skin diseases.

Our Facilities

Facilities at Drummoyne Dermatology include eight modern, fully equipped consulting and procedural rooms, as well as a dedicated nurses clinic room for post-operative wound care and dressings.

Procedural rooms & Nurses Clinic

Facilities at Drummoyne Dermatology include eight modern, fully equipped consulting and procedural rooms, as well as a dedicated nurses clinic room for post-operative wound care and dressings.

Sterilisation room

A dedicated sterilisation room allows our team of fully trained registered nurses to ensure that the highest standards in infection control are maintained.

Registered Nurses

At Drummoyne Dermatology we are fortunate to have a team of outstanding experienced nurses whose role include assisting in all biopsies and skin cancer surgery, dressings, wound care following procedures, sterilisation of all surgical instruments, infection control, patient liaison and care of patients undergoing Phototherapy treatment with UVB phototherapy or Hand and Foot PUVA.

Narrowband UVB phototherapy

Narrowband UVB is now the most common form of phototherapy used to treat skin diseases.

This range of UV radiation has proved to be the most beneficial component of natural sunlight for psoriasis. Narrowband UVB may also be used in the treatment of many other skin conditions including eczema, vitiligo, pruritus, lichen planus, polymorphous light eruption, early cutaneous T-cell lymphoma,pityriasis rosea and dermographism.

The Phototherapy unit is a specially designed cabinet containing fluorescent light tubes.
The patient stands in the centre of the cabinet, undressed except for underwear, and wears protective goggles.
Treatments are normally given two or three times a week, with treatment time being gradually increased from 30sec to up to 10 minutes.

The cost of the phototherapy treatment is bulk-billed.
You can find our more on Phototherapy here

Hand and Foot PUVA Unit

PUVA is a combination treatment which consists of Psoralens (P) and then exposing the skin to UVA (long wave ultraviolet radiation). It has been available in its present form for approximately 35 years.
Psoralens are compounds found in many plants which make the skin temporarily sensitive to UVA.

Those patients requiring treatment to their hands and/or feet may be treated using a Hand and Foot PUVA unit.

The hands and/or feet are soaked in a dilute solution of methoxsalen for 30 minutes, then immediately exposed to UVA.

Treatments are normally given two or three times a week.

The cost of the PUVA treatment is bulk-billed.

You can find our more on Phototherapy

Melanoma Surveillance Imaging arranged

Total Body Photography Medical Photography will be arranged if you are considered to be at risk of melanoma. You will then have a complete medical record of your skin surface in an A4 sized folder (and CD if requested), which you will keep and can use to check your own moles, as well as have your GP check your moles. You should also bring them with you at each consultation with your dermatologist.

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) arranged

Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is treatment used mainly for superficial types of skin cancer. PDT is effective in treating solar keratoses, squamous cell carcinoma in situ (Bowen’s disease) and superficial basal cell carcinomas. It has a cure rate of approximately 80%.

PDT or photodynamic therapy is the application of a cream (which contains a chemical that is more selectively absorbed by abnormal cells in comparison to normal tissue) to the lesion to be treated. The chemical in the cream is then activated by exposure to a specific wavelength of light which destroys the abnormal cells leaving normal tissue unaffected.

At present, PDT is recommended for lesions that are unsuitable for other available therapies due to possible complications and/or poor cosmetic outcome.

Other non-surgical skin cancer treatments (Aldara and Efudix) are equally as effective as PDT.
The advantage of PDT, compared to Aldara and Efudix, is that the red crusted stage is of shorter duration, one to three weeks, rather than three to six weeks. Also PDT occasionally has a better cosmetic outcome.

The disadvantage of PDT is the expense, approximately $600 (compared to $30-$50) and the treatment itself may be painful.
You can find our more on PDT or photodynamic therapy

We provide world class specialist care for patients with skin cancer and other skin diseases.

Book your Appointment

Phones unattended 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Patients call 02 9719 2936

For GPs: 02 9719 1558

Suite 1, 109 Victoria Road, Drummoyne NSW 2047

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