Medical Dermatology encompasses a wide range of conditions affecting the skin, hair and nails.
The significance of skin problems is often underestimated. For those who experience skin diseases, the reality is that these conditions are often distressing, and can make day to day living difficult. Furthermore, skin conditions often affect appearance, self-esteem and psychological wellbeing.
The dermatologists at Sky Blue Dermatology are passionate about managing both common, everyday skin problems and more complex skin diseases. Most skin problems do not require the “latest technology”. Rather, they require a doctor prepared to take the time to listen to your story, enquire, examine and form a diagnosis and management plan.
While this approach is at the core of how we practice, dermatology is an evolving speciality. At Sky Blue Dermatology the specialists and nurses pursue ongoing education to keep informed of the latest developments.
In recent times, remarkable advances have been witnessed in medical dermatology. Scientists have unravelled the nature of many disease processes. These discoveries have been translated into the development of new therapies that have transformed the lives of patients with common skin conditions. For example, a class of medications referred to as “biologics” are now available for patients with severe psoriasis and eczema.
Regular Skin Checks
Prevention and early detection are very important. Regular skin checks to diagnose melanoma at an early stage, and other skin cancers will result in the best possible outcome.
The stories and outcomes from our Case Studies series highlight the importance of early discovery and treatment of skin conditions for optimum outcomes.
Meet Your Skyblue Team
At Sky Blue Dermatology in Sydney, you know your skin is in safe hands. Each dermatologist at our practice has had many years of study and experience behind them and bring their unique field of interest and expertise to the team.
Robert McDonaldBMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACDRobert McDonald BMed (Hons), BSc, MMed, FACD, studied medicine at Newcastle University and has obtained a Masters Degree in skin cancer research. He became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1995. Since then he has worked in private practice in Sydney and established Sky Blue Dermatology in 2000. Robert is also a visiting medical officer at St.Vincent's Hospital, Darlinghurst.
Emma StarrittBSc, phD, MBBS, FACDEmma Starritt BSc, phD, MBBS, FACD, graduated from Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2002. She also has a PhD, having completed research at the prestigious Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, and also in Canada. She has published a number of papers on the subject of malignant melanoma. Dr. Starritt is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists. Her areas of interest include general adult and paediatric dermatology, the management of skin caners and cosmetic dermatology.
Elizabeth ChowMBBS, FACDDr. Elizabeth Chow MBBS, FACD, graduated from Sydney University in 1985 and became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologists in 1994. She spent three years overseas working as a dermatology registrar at the National Skin Centre in Singapore, a Research Fellow at St John's Dermatology Centre in London and Wycombe Hospital in the UK. Whilst she practises as a dermatologist in all general areas she has a special interest in skin cancer management and contact allergy. She is a Staff Specialist at the Liverpool Hospital running the contact allergy clinic, and speaks conversational Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.