SunDoctors is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and management of skin cancer. We stop at nothing to give our patients the best possible care and outcomes at every point in their journey.
Our doctors are highly trained and our results are processed in our own specialist pathology laboratory – which is the biggest in Australia and does nothing but skin cancer. The doctors at our Clinic have personally managed hundreds of melanomas and thousands of non-melanoma skin cancers.
No referrals required.
Our Northern Rivers clinic and labs use state-of-the-art technology to improve the patient journey and enable the highest standards of medical care.
Only a short drive from Lennox Head, our Ballina SunDoctors Skin Cancer Clinic provides care for patients covering the whole of the Northern Rivers region & surrounds.
NOTE - No concession card holders on weekends - full private fees apply.
Additional Fees for biopsies and procedures - these will be discussed with you at the time of consultation with your Doctor.
Additional Clinic Information
This Clinic is wheelchair accessible.
Please note that we are unable to accept cash payments in the clinic, with only Eftpos and Credit Card payments allowed – for safety and convenience. Thank you for your understanding.
Same Day Cancellation Policy applies.
A do not attend / cancellation fee of $60 may apply if you cancel or reschedule your appointment with less than 24 hours’ notice. This fee must be paid prior to rebooking your next appointment.
Meet Your Doctors at Ballina Clinic
Dr Pramuk Jayatilake (PJ)
Dr PJ is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, with diplomas in Child Health and Public Health. He holds a Diploma in Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College of Australia and New Zealand. He is currently completing a Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine with Skin Cancer College of Australia.
MBBS, FRACGP, DPH, DCH
Dip Dermoscopy Skin Cancer College of Aust & NZ
Diplomas in Child Health & Public Health
Dr Julie Alexander
Dr Julie Alexander gained her Primary Medical Degree in Ireland in 2002 and after this, qualified and worked as a GP.
After moving to Australia she completed a Masters Degree in Skin Cancer Medicine in 2014. Until recently, she has been working in country NSW where she gained most of her experience in Skin Cancer Management.
She is passionate about skin cancer detection and sun protection.
MB Bch BAO Belfast Queens University
MRCGP UK 2006
FRACGP Australia 2007
Masters in Skin Cancer Uni of QLD 2014
Advanced Certificate in Dermocopy SCCA 2019
Advanced Cert Skin Cancer Surgery SCCA 2021
Dr Rosemary Craig
Dr Rosemary Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery degree from the University of Sydney and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. She has worked for over 20 years in the Northern Rivers region performing skin checks, diagnostic dermoscopy and skin excisions as a part of wholistic healthcare.
Rosemary belongs to the Skin Cancer College of Australasia, Wounds Australia, the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society and the Australian Society for Biophysics.
Since 2015, Rosemary has been an Adjunct Professional Fellow of the Faculty of Health at the Southern Cross University, Lismore working on a new wound dressing which aims to reduce healing times and minimise the final scar. This technology is being commercialised with help from the CSIRO and the University of Queensland, and won the NASA iTech competition in 2020, beating a wide range of other emerging international innovations.
Dr Sally Gillespie
Originally from Alstonville, Dr Sally graduated from Griffith University School of Medicine in Queensland, followed by an internship at Liverpool hospital in Sydney. She completed her GP training in Coffs Harbour and Grafton, obtaining her fellowship in 2018 and she was awarded North Coast GP Registrar of the Year. Through her time as a rural GP Dr Sally has developed an interest in skin cancer medicine, particularly in prevention.
As a mum to a toddler, in her spare time you will find Dr Sally searching for clean clothes and washing up. In a previous life she enjoyed trail running, surfing and sitting down for longer than 10 seconds.
Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Griffith University)
MBBS (Griffith University School of Medicine)
Certificate of Dermoscopy (Skin Cancer College of Australasia)
Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine (Skin Cancer College of Australasia)