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Dr Lissa Judd - Wellington Dermatologist & Occupational Medicine Specialist

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8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Dr Lissa Judd initially trained as a dermatologist in New Zealand and Australia, and then completed her specialist training in Occupational Medicine.

She has been a lecturer in dermatology for medical undergraduates at the University of Otago (Wellington) for many years, and has also lectured in numerous other degree and diploma courses. In 2010 she was awarded the Dr John Stoke Medal for excellence in Occupational Medicine practice.

Lissa strives to maintain a patient-centred and holistic approach to management of skin diseases. There is a selection of appointment lengths to cater for the different needs of different patients and to avoid penalising the ten minute patient with the thirty minute fee (the fees are listed on this website).

Lissa has a special interest in eczema, skin allergies, psoriasis, acne, occupational skin diseases, and phototherapy. If you are immobile and cannot easily get to one of her clinics she is more than happy to visit you (additional fees apply). Talk to our helpful staff about how we might best meet your needs

 

Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the skin, hair, and nails.  A doctor who specialises in this is called a Dermatologist.
 
An occupational medicine specialist deals with the interface between work and health. We are interested in whether or not the work environment causes or contributes to a health problem, and how a health problem impacts on a person's ability to do their work.

Consultants

  • Dr Lissa Judd

    Dermatologist and Occupational Medicine Specialist

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Referral Expectations

Dermatology Appointments
 
A dermatology consultation is made up of two main parts - the history and the examination.
 
The history of the rash or lesion is important not only in making a diagnosis, but also in deciding the best treatment. One is interested in how long the rash or lesion has been present, how it has changed, whether it itches or hurts, and many other things. It is also very important to know the names of treatments that have already been tried, and the response to those treatments.
 
Examination involves looking at the features of the rash or lesion - its shape, colour, texture and so on. Often magnifying lenses are used. Sometimes it is necessary to check not only the sites that the patient thinks are affected, but other areas of skin as well.
 
Sometimes investigations are required in order to make the correct diagnosis. This may include biopsy (removing a small sample of skin under local anaesthetic), scrapings for culture or examination under the microscope (scraping cells off the surface of the skin), allergy tests, blood tests and so on.  If the rash or lesion has already been investigated by another doctor it is very helpful, and sometimes essential, to have the results of those tests (to avoid duplicating what has already been done).
 
Patients may be referred by their GP, or another specialist, or by another health professional (e.g. podiatrist or nurse), or they may be self-referred. Waiting time is usually only 2 weeks, and really urgent cases can be seen within a day or two. Bring along as much information as you can about your current treatments (for any health problem), and previous treatments for your skin problem (as these are not always detailed in the referral letter).
 
 
Occupational Medicine Appointments

An appointment for an occupational skin problem is 30-60 minutes. Dr Judd no longer does general occupational medicine (only occupational dermatology. During the consultation a detailed history is taken of the symptoms and any previous investigations or treatments. In addition a detailed history is taken of work activities.

Often there is a large amount of documentation to read, which may include reports and letters from other doctors, ACC questionnaires, job descriptions, material safety data sheets.

It is useful to have as much information about the nature of the work as possible. This may include documentation about the chemicals handled in the workplace, occupational hygienist's reports, photographs of the work process and so on - whatever is necessary to really get a clear idea of the work and work environment.

Sometimes it is necessary to visit the workplace.

A report is usually written to the referrer (who may be the patient's doctor, or ACC, or a solicitor, or employer) and a copy can be provided to the patient if requested. The sort of information the referrer requires will be discussed with the patient at the beginning of the consultation and consent obtained to provide that information.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Photodynamic Therapy

    Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is principally used to treat superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma’s, Squamous Cell Carcinoma in situ (Bowens disease) and solar keratoses, but has other uses also.… More

  • Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy

    Narrow Band UVB Phototherapy is a form of ultraviolet treatment used to treat a wide variety of skin diseases, including psoriasis, eczema, and vitiligo.… More

  • Spot check (skin cancer check/mole check)

    When someone has noticed a suspicious lesion this can be checked, using magnifying lenses and/or a dermatoscope (a magnifying device for checking the features just below the surface of the skin) as appropriate. If necessary the lesion can be excised or sampled under local anaesthetic.… More

  • Consultation for acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin conditions

    There are literally thousands of skin diseases. A large part of a dermatologist's role is the diagnosis of rashes, lumps, spots, and skin blemishes of all descriptions (and also abnormalities of hair and nails).… More

  • Patch Test

    A patch test is used to diagnose contact allergy, and can also be used to diagnose some food allergies in atopic eczema, and some drug reactions.… More

  • Botox

    Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections are a very successful treatment for axillary hyperhidrosis (excessive perspiration from the armpits).… More

  • Targetted Phototherapy

    Targetted phototherapy includes technologies such as the excimer laser, and UV light sources delivered via fibre optic cables, such as Dualight.… More

  • Blue Light Therapy

    Blue and Red Light Phototherapy is suitable for the treatment of mild to moderate acne, affecting the face, chest, or back.  It is not suitable for treating nodular or cystic acne.… More

Charges

Dermatology Rates

Brief Consultation

$70

10 minute Consultation

$120

20 minute Consultation

$200

30 minute Consultation

$260

We recommend 20-30 minute appointments for severe eczema, those with multiple skin problems, and anyone who feels that 10   minutes is insufficient to comfortably deal with their skin problems.

Patch Test

$350 - $700 (most are $420)

All Phototherapy

$30 each session

Botox for axillary hyperhidrosis

$900

Other Procedures (e.g. Biopsy): Ask for a quote at the time of   consultation.

 

Occupational Medicine

Where the patient is self-referred or referred by their family doctor, the invoice for the consultation and report will be sent to the patient. The invoice will only be sent to some other party where that party has written and requested that the invoice be forwarded to them. Where the referrer is ACC, the employer, or a solicitor, the invoice will normally be sent to the referrer.

Refreshments

There are 2 cafes within a minute's walk of Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre

Parking

There is usually plenty of free parking outside Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre.

Contact Details

Anwyl Specialist Medical Centre

Wellington

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19 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington

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Bowen Specialist Medical Centre

Wellington

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This page was last updated at 12:09PM on June 6, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Dr Lissa Judd - Wellington Dermatologist & Occupational Medicine Specialist.