The clinic was established in 2008 due to the high demand for a primary care skin cancer services in the Horowhenua region. Our clinicians will assess your skin lesions using a dermoscope and the latest imaging technology from Heine, Germany. Whilst we are not a general dermatology clinic, we do employ accredited skin cancer physicians, proceduralists and registered nurses with extensive training and experience in skin cancer medicine, lasers, minor-surgery and aesthetics. All our staff members are fully trained and certified to ensure quality care, and peace of mind for our patients.
Dr Wynand Louw
Other Team Members:
Kari is a registered nurse and trained family nurse practitioner with a master's degree in nursing from the University of Iowa, United States. She has been practicing nursing since 2003 and has extensive experience in dermatology, hospice care and emergency medicine. Being dedicated to the care her patients receive, Kari takes the time to personalize visits with an emphasis on education pertaining to the diagnosis and prevention of skin cancer and photo-aging. She maintains her current knowledge and skills by actively participating in continued educational opportunities in addition to collaboration with colleagues and Dr Louw. Her professional memberships include: Nursing Council of New Zealand, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.
Registered Nurse, PGCert Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine & PGCert in Advanced Dermatoscopy
Sue is a skin cancer practice nurse and has worked at the practice since 2014. She has completed post-graduate training in Primary Care Skin Cancer Medicine, Advanced Dermatoscopy and Medical Spa Aesthetics. She regularly assists in surgical procedures, provides follow-up care and liquid nitrogen treatment. Sue graduated with Bachelor of Nursing from the Polytechic, Palmerston North in December 1998. Her 15 years of nursing experience range from acute medical and surgical environments, district nursing and more recently general practice. Workplaces included Antarctica, Saudi Arabia, Lower Hutt and the Horowhenua. Sue is committed to ongoing professional development and competence.
Medical Office Assistant & Receptionist
Colleen is the first friendly face you’ll meet when you come into the practice. She is also the helpful person on the other end of the phone when you call us. She has worked at Skin Medic since 2012 and is very experienced. She has several level 4 business certificates and is a qualified medical office assistant. She can help you with all your inquiries ranging from scheduling appointments to words of encouragement! Colleen is also a very skillful Blues genre songwriter with songs like ‘One Bad Hammer’ appearing on Midge Marsden’s latest soundtrack ‘Back to the Well’. This creativity with her warm personality and unwavering commitment make her an invaluable asset to this practice.
Cosmetic & Medical Tattoo Practitioner, Certified Laser Technician , Skin Care Therapist
Monique is a qualified cosmetic & medical tattoo practitioner, beauty technician, volunteer paramedic and a certified laser technician. She is a member of good standing with the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. Other professional memberships include the British Association of Beauty Therapy & Cosmetology (BABTAC) and International Alliance of Holistic Therapists. Monique has a passion for detail, design and decorating. She embraces change and is always looking for a new challenge. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, cake decorating and outdoor activities.