MEET OUR TEAM AND LEARN ABOUT OUR APPROACH
TO YOUR SKIN HEALTH

Learn more about our technological and personal approach to your skin health and about the skills and experience of our dedicated team of specialist skin cancer doctors at MP Skin Check.

Skin Cancer Specialists
Advanced Skin Imaging
Full Body Examinations
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Dr Kristy Edwards

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Dr Brian West

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Dr Hamish McLachlan

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OUR APPROACH TO YOUR SKIN HEALTH

At MP Skin Check, your consultation from start to finish is with a specialist skin cancer doctor, who will examine your skin from head to toe. We strive to provide you with the best medical care, using advanced imaging technology in a comfortable, friendly environment, every visit.

Your doctor’s goal is to identify freckles or moles that are ‘atypical’ or irregular. Safe moles and freckles are easily identified and do not need photographic monitoring.

The more moles or freckles that are identified as ‘atypical’ the more photographs will be required. The imaging technology helps analyse and monitor any changes. The diagnostic expertise lies with your doctor performing the skin check and immediately identifying any problems.

If a mole or freckle appears suspicious, it will be biopsied. It may be removed during the consultation or arrangements made to remove it at a separate appointment – Your doctor will take you through this entire process and answer any related question you may have.

Your follow up appointment will be set using our reminder system, depending on your skin type and monitoring requirements.

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Dr Kristy Edwards
FRACGP, BSc, MBSS, MMed
(Skin Cancer) 
University of Sydney

Dr Kristy Edwards

Dr Kristy Edwards is the founding director of MP Skin Check. She is a GP by background and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Monash University, and a medical degree from the University of Sydney.

Dr Kristy has special interest in skin cancer and has completed a Masters Degree in Skin Cancer Medicine and is an accredited doctor of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.

Dr Kristy has a keen interest in the early detection of skin cancer, prevention of skin cancer and restoration of sun damaged skin.

Kristy is a Mt Martha local who enjoys forming long term relationships with her patients, loves walking, the outdoors, horse racing and enjoying time with her West Highland terriers.

Dr Brian West
FRACGP, BSc (Hons), FRCS (Eng),
MB ChB FRCS (Eng)

Dr Brian West

Dr Brian West graduated in medicine at Sheffield University in the United Kingdom in 1993.

Dr Brian spent 7 years in surgical training before moving into General Practice.

In 2008 he relocated to Australia, where he developed an interest in skin cancer medicine and has diplomas in both:

Dr West also consults as a local GP in Mt Eliza.

Brian particularly enjoys the outdoor lifestyle in Australia.

 Dr Hamish McLachlan
FRACGP, MBSS (Hons), BSc, DCH 

Dr Hamish McLachlan

Dr Hamish McLachlan graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2012 and has been working as a GP since 2018.

Dr Hamish has also held a position at the University of Melbourne, researching type 2 diabetes and teaching medical students. He is currently a teaching associate at Monash University.

Dr McLachlan’s interests include:

  • Preventative health
  • Skin cancer treatment – Prevention and diagnosis.

Dr Hamish has further developed his training in Skin Cancer medicine by completing the Certificate of Skin cancer Medicine with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, and has also completed the membership course with the Australian Institute of Dermatology.

IMPORTANT NOTE – If you notice changes to your skin, it does not necessarily mean that you have skin cancer. I recommend you visit a skin cancer specialist to have any of your spots investigated further. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the clinic.
 Dr Kristy Edwards – Director MP Skin Check

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