A dermatologist is a medical professional who specialises in diagnosing, treating and preventing skin conditions. Common skin conditions treated by dermatologists include skin cancer, acne, psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and warts.
- Diagnosis of skin disorders
- Treatment options
- Surgical procedures
You need a referral from a doctor to see a dermatologist.
How to access
Ask your doctor about how to make an appointment with your dermatologist.
Dermatologist services may be partly or fully covered by Medicare.
Dermatologist fees are covered by some private health funds, but the amount will depend on your insurance policy. Contact your insurer for more information.
RegulationRegulated by Australian Health Practitioner Agency (AHPRA).
RegistrationDermatologists must be registered through the Australasian College of Dermatologists.Dermatologists must be registered through the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), with the Medical Board of Australia.
Minimum qualificationsThe minimum education requirement for a dermatologist is Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists.
- Take results of any tests with you (such as x-rays, ultrasounds, MRIs).