Also known as Pottsville Family Practice & Skin Cancer Clinic.
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in Australia and it affects all age groups. Early detection saves lives. Skin cancers are visible so they can be checked as soon as they develop. Some symptoms may appear quite minor, but remember any suspicious spots should always be checked out immediately.
We pride ourselves on promoting skin cancer awareness and prevention, and we provide an accessible and reliable service when you need it.
There are a variety of methods available to treat skin cancer. Your doctor will examine the type of skin cancer, and take into account its position and size, when helping you to choose a course of treatment. We have modern equipment to conduct tests for squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma and other skin conditions.
At Pottsville Skin Cancer Clinic, patient comfort is our top priority. Our compassionate Pottsville doctors will make sure you receive practical healthcare advice and they are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Many of our patients travel short distances from surrounding suburbs, which includes Hastings Point, South Golden Beach and Bogangar.
Standard consultation - non concession -$100.00 (Medicare rebate $41.40)
Standard consultation – concession – $75.00 (Medicare rebate $41.40)
Long consultation – non concession - $137.00 (Medicare rebate $80.10)
Long Consultation – concession - $112.00 (Medicare rebate $80.10)
DVA Gold card holders will be bulk billed.
Please note: out of pocket fees for procedures will be discussed by your doctor.
ALL fees are payable at the end of your appointment.
These fee increases are in line with the recommended AMA fees.
Additional Clinic Information
This practice has wheelchair access.
Parking available at the back of the clinic.
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.
Same day cancellations and non-attendance may incur a fee. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please contact our office as early as possible so that the appointment can be offered to our waiting list.
Meet Your Doctors at Pottsville Clinic
Dr Zewlan Moor
Dr Zewlan Moor was born in Beaudesert, Qld. She attended school in Beaudesert and then Brisbane, before moving to Sydney to study Medicine at the University of NSW. She graduated with MBBS/BA(Hons1) in 1994 and did her residency in Orange. She was accepted into the Urology training program and worked as a surgical registrar, until family commitments forced a move to General Practice. Since completing her Fellowship in General Practice, Zewlan has been able to concentrate more on procedural work. She enjoys the diagnosis and surgical management of skin cancer in Pottsville half the week, as well as operating as a surgical assistant for robotically assisted laparoscopic prostatectomies in Brisbane for the other half. If you were too polite to ask, her name is pronounced “Shoolen” and is derived from a Chinese name meaning Beautiful Orchid.
Cert SCMS (SCCA)
Cert Dermoscopy (SCCA)
Dr Helena Smetana
Dr.Helena Smetana has graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery degree from University of Queensland in 2006. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practioners in 2012. Since then she has worked in the Northern Rivers region performing skin checks, diagnostic dermoscopy and skin excisions as part of wholistic health care, developing a particular interest in skin cancer related medicine. She is a member of the Skin Cancer College of Australia.
Bachelor of Science 1999
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery 2006
Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy 2010 (SCCA- SCANZ at the time)
Member of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Member of the Skin Cancer College Australasia
Dr Leena Zhou
Dr Leena graduated from Monash University (VIC) in 2012. She initially trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Monash Health, whilst researching hip reconstructive options for children and adolescents with cerebral palsy at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne.
She evolved into General Practice after realising her passion to integrate medicine with community, and provides holistic care using western & eastern philosophies at Kingscliff Health.
Dr Leena is still using her surgical skills to benefit patients requiring skin cancer treatment.
Dr Leena is a yoga teacher, and shares her knowledge of anatomy for yoga teacher trainings. She enjoys surfing & hiking, and is learning the science of Ayurveda.
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery
BMedSc (Hons) Honours Degree of Bachelor of Medical Science
PGDipSA Postgraduate Diploma in Surgical Anatomy
MPhil Master of Philosophy (by Research)
Dermatology Australasia Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer (in progress)
Member, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
Member, Skin Cancer College Australasia
Dr Dunstan Thompson
Dr Dunstan Thompson is returning to Pottsville!
He has been a local GP for 14 years, also previously practicing at Ocean Shores, Tweed Heads and Ballina Skin Cancer Clinics.
He’s worked in general practice and skin cancer across northern NSW, as well at Byron Bay, Cabarita and Murwillumbah Hospital Emergency Departments. Dr Thompson trained in Cardiff, Wales, and first worked in the UK and Africa. He’s a Member and Fellow of The Royal College of General Practice in the UK and in Australia respectively and is also a Member of The Australian Skin Cancer College.
With a special interest in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment, he is experienced in skin grafts and flaps and has worked with a plastic surgeon for 10 years. He is committed to ongoing education and exams in skin cancer diagnosis and treatment through the Australian Skin Cancer College. He is very thorough, has a pleasant manner, and is an excellent diagnostician and surgeon. He makes personal phone calls for results of suspicious lesions and discusses cases with colleagues, Pathologists and Dermatologists.