MB ChB 1985 Otago; FRACP 1994


Dr Louise Reiche is a vocationally registered dermatologist working full time, in Palmerston North, and a member of the New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc (NZSDI).

Louise founded and is now Chairperson for the NZ Dermatology Research Trust, and member of Melnet, Melanoma NZ, and voluntarily assists the NZ Cancer Society (e.g. Vitamin D working group, Sunbed and Skin cancer avoidance), and other volunteer groups for the long-term benefit of all New Zealanders. ‚Äč


In addition to general dermatology, and eczema, Louise has a special interest in monitoring high risk skin cancer and melanoma patients and has been passionate in raising patient, local and general population education levels on skin cancer prevention.

She likes to empower patients to care for their own skin through education and holistic life style advice so to be less reliant on medication long term and to reduce carbon foot print.

Research Interests

  • Sensitive skin
  • Irritant and allergic eczema
  • Preventative medicine
  • Integrated Health Care

Title or Designation


Post-Fellowship Training


President of the New Zealand Dermatological Society (Aug 2019-2021)

Full NZ Registration Date

21 November 1986

Vocational Scope


Contact Details

Dr Louise Reiche is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

619 Featherston Street, Roslyn, Palmerston North