The Beach Skin Cancer Clinic

An expert and experienced team

When it comes to skin cancer detection, surgery and management you want the peace of mind that comes from being treated by experienced professionals. At The Beach Skin Cancer Clinic we have put together a team of caring health practitioners who have worked extensively in skin cancer care, hold respected qualifications and continue their education on a regular basis. Most importantly, both Dr Chris Wetherall and Dr Greg Cusick are accredited Skin Cancer Doctors.


Dr Chris wetherall

Chris holds a Fellowship of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia: the highest qualification of the college. To obtain a fellowship doctors must complete the following: Diplomas of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery and Dermoscopy, a three year training program, extensive logbook, diagnostic audit and surgical audit, and finally a written and oral examination. Chris also holds a Master of Medicine in Skin Cancer from The Univerity of Queensland.

In his role as coordinator and head lecturer for the Diploma of Dermoscopy (at the Skin Cancer College) Chris oversees a group of five lecturers who teach 40-50 GPs each year. Chris is also a lecturer at the University of Woolongong; is involved in a number of research projects; and regularly attends national and international conferences on Skin Cancer.

In addition to Chris' extensive training, he has worked as a Skin Cancer Physician in the local area for the last five years: treating many patients and building on his knowledge, skills and experience in skin cancer detection and management.

Read Chris' full bio here.

Dr judd mCclelland

Dr Judd McClelland has lived on the Gold Coast for over 35 years.

He completed all his schooling on the Gold Coast and eventually went on to complete his medical degree as one of the first cohorts at Griffith University. He completed many years working at Gold Coast Hospital where he spent most of his time in the emergency department.  He undertook and completed his General Practice training in the Tweed Heads region obtaining his fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners before undertaking further training in skin medicine with the Skin Cancer College Australasia.

Dr McClelland has completed advanced training in both dermoscopic detection of skin cancers as well as advanced training in skin cancer surgery.  He has also completed further training in No-scalpel vasectomy and worked for the past 2 years in a designated vasectomy clinic on the Gold Coast.

His special interests include General Practice medicine, skin cancer detection and treatment and vasectomy.

Dr McClelland is currently welcoming new patient for skin checks. 

 

Dr Matt cardone

A founding member of the Tweed Health for Everyone team, Dr Matthew Cardone was born and raised in Adelaide. Matthew’s love of surfing saw him relocate to the Gold Coast 20 years ago, where he now lives with his wife Samantha, seven year old son and five year old twin girls.

Matthew has over 20 years of health care experience. He worked as physiotherapist on the Gold Coast, before attending Sydney University to study a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery in 2007. Dr Cardone competed his internship at The Gold Coast Hospital and spent a further years 2 at the Tweed Hospital in Emergency and Paediatric care before undertaking specialist GP training. He then worked rurally throughout Northern NSW before joining Tweed Health for Everyone in 2013.

Read Matt's full bio here.

 

Dr zabrina kingston

Dr Zabrina Kingston is a General Practitioner at Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic. 

Zabrina grew up predominately on the southern Gold Coast. Following a Biomedical Science degree at Griffith University, she completed Medicine (MBBS) at the Australian National University. Since she had worked in numerous hospitals and research institutes in Canberra and Brisbane. Zabrina loves spending time with her family at the beach & travelling with them experiencing different cultures.

She is passionate about general practice and has a special interest in women's health, adolescent health, skin checks, skin cancer medicine and preventative medicine. 


dr jean ashton

Returning from regional NSW, Dr. Ashton is looking forward to enjoying beautiful Tweed Coast with his wife and four children. He enjoys all aspects of General Practice with special interests in Men’s Health, Chronic Disease Management, Adult Medicine and Skin Checks/Skin Cancer medicine. A graduate of Flinders University of South Australia, Dr. Ashton is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Outside of work, he enjoys spending time at the beach, walking, listening to and playing music, and the company of family and friends.

 

Mary Lynch | Registered nurse

Mary brings 35 plus years of nursing experience to The Beach Team. Over her career, Mary has worked as a surgical scrub nurse, nurse unit manager of an emergency department, and a general practice nurse. Mary has great passion for skin cancer treatment and prevention and has played an important role in establishing our skin cancer clinic.

Heather lambert | Registered nurse

Heather holds a Bachelor degree in nursing and has worked primarily as a skin cancer nurse for the last six years.