Dover Gardens

Skin Check Clinic

Skin Check Clinic

The Importance of Skin Checks

While there is no national screening program for skin cancer, skin checks are an important source of early detection.  Australia experiences some of the highest levels of ultra-violet radiation in the world, primarily because we are close to the equator and have weather conditions that permit many blue-sky days. It is therefore no surprise that skin cancer (combined melanoma and non-melanoma) is the most common type of cancer in Australia. Skin cancer causes more Australian deaths than transport accidents, and every year Australian GPs conduct over a million patient consultations for skin cancer.

What to Expect During Your Consult

A skin check at our dedicated skin cancer clinic is generally completed in a fifteen-minute session and is a simple, full body check for skin cancer.  Doctors have on-site, specialised equipment that they use for skin checks and are equipped to undertake photographs for monitoring, biopsies, excisions, and use of cryotherapy or diathermy if required.  The majority of skin cancers are able to be handled by us but we may refer to a specialist for their input if the case is complex or at the patients request.

Consultation Fees

Skin Checks
Private (Non-Concession) – Standard Consultation: $86.40 (Medicare rebate $41.40)
Pensioner / Concession – Standard Consultation will be bulk billed to Medicare
Additional fess may apply for any biopsy taken on the day of consult payable for all patients.

Procedure Fees – A gap fee will be charged for all removal of lesion procedures

Private ( non-concession ) $80.00
Pensioners / Concession $50.00

Full payment of procedure to be made on the day. Please contact reception staff for any further enquiries.


Dr Vimalan Selvaratnam

Dr Vimalan Selvaratnam is a Malay speaking General Practitioner consulting at our Dover Gardens Medical Centre with special interests in orthopaedics, sports medicine, skin cancer medicine, urology and men’s health. He also has a keen interest in Mental Health.

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Dr Vimalan undertook his medical training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand graduating in 2006.

He has worked in numerous tertiary hospitals across New Zealand and Australia.  His first post was Wellington Hospital where he spent 4 years as an intern, Resident Medical Officer and registrar.  He then moved to the Princess Alexandra Hospital, QLD and covered regional hospitals during his time there.

He was in the hospital system for a good number of years as a registrar, mostly in surgical subspecialties. He has vast experience in orthopaedics, urology and surgical subspecialties (cardiothoracic and neurosurgery), also working in intensive care and emergency. After 10 long years of hospital service Dr Selvaratnam decided to follow in the footsteps of his mother and late father in pursuing a career in General Practice.

His interests outside of medicine include scuba diving, badminton and has recently delved into astrophotography.


Our Family Doctors Surgery in Dover Gardens has proudly served as a medical practice to the Community of Marion for over 60 years. Located on the corner of Sturt Road and Harrow Street at 141 Sturt Road, we offer convenient on-site and disability access from the rear of the premises. While there is no national screening program for skin cancer, skin checks are an important source of early detection. For high-risk individuals, they are especially important – this includes those with a fair complexion, freckles and red hair, those with high UV exposure or sunburn as a child, anyone with a previous melanoma or non-melanoma skin cancer, or melanoma in a first degree relative. Call today on 8296 8314 and one of our friendly receptionists will be able to help in answering any health related queries you may have.

Practice Opening Hours are:
Monday – Friday 8.00 AM – 6.00 PM

Where to Find Us

Our practice is located at 141 Sturt Road, Dover Gardens in the city of Marion. We have plenty of parking on-site or otherwise on the road along Harrow Street. Our Medical Practice proudly services the following nearby suburbs:

  • Dover Gardens
  • Marion
  • Seacombe Gardens
  • Sturt
  • Oaklands Park
  • Brighton
  • Hove
  • Seacliff Park
  • Seaview Downs
  • Seacombe Heights
  • Mitchell Park
  • Warradale
  • Clovelly Park
  • Bedford Park
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