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Mairi Ferguson - Dermatologist

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8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Description

Dr Mairi-Clare Ferguson is a consultant dermatologist in Christchurch, Canterbury. 

Her areas of interest are:
  • Skin cancer
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Melanoma
  • Full skin check/mole mapping
  • Skin surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Acne
  • Rosacea 
She completed her specialist medical and surgical dermatology training in Scotland and Ireland. She is an accredited Mohs’ surgeon by the British Association of Dermatologists and a fellow of the New Zealand Dermatology Society.
Dr Ferguson has a special interest in skin cancer diagnosis and has undertaken extensive advanced training in dermoscopy, where a polarised and magnified image greatly enhances accurate diagnosis of skin cancers.  She has recently upgraded to the world leading Fotofinder technology for imaging and recording moles and other skin lesions and mapping them onto the body.  This technology is excellent for detecting change.
 
URGENT APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE
If you have a lesion of concern that is growing rapidly there are urgent slots for surgery available.  Please contact us today.
 
What is Dermatology?
Dermatology is a branch of medicine dealing with the skin and its diseases.  A doctor who specialises in this is called a dermatologist.
 

Consultants

Hours

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Referral Expectations

A dermatologist will examine your skin and take a detailed history.  Please bring a list of your medications to the consultation.   An instrument called a dermatoscope gives a polarised and magnified image of moles and other skin lesions. 
 
A dermatologist is a skin specialist and they are highly trained in interpreting these images to diagnose skin cancer.
 
At times a biopsy has to be taken so that a definitive diagnosis can be made. A biopsy is the removal of a small piece of the skin/lesion for examination under a microscope.  Minor surgery using local anaesthetic may be needed to perform this biopsy. Dermatologists can also manage in-situ skin cancers with non-surgical treatments where appropriate.

Procedures / Treatments

  • Skin Cancer

    New Zealand has a very high rate of skin cancer, when compared to other countries.… More

  • Mohs Micrographic Surgery

    Mohs surgery is a highly specialised technique used for the removal of basal cell carcinomas and squamous cell carcinomas on the head and neck.… More

  • Acne

    Acne is a skin disorder that is characterised by pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and, in bad cases, cysts (deeper lumps).  Acne usually starts at puberty and is in response to our body’s production of hormones, called androgens.… More

  • Rosacea

    Rosacea is an inflammatory condition of the skin on the face, that is very common.  It presents as redness, flushing, pimples, irritation of the eyes and thickening of the skin on the nose.  It can cause permanent redness and disfigurement of the nose if left untreated.  There are many different… More

  • Full Skin Checks with Mole Mapping

    New Zealand has the highest rates of skin cancer in the world.  However, it can be easily detected in its earliest forms and cured by surgical removal.   There have been recent advances in technology to accurately record and monitor skin lesions mapped to the exact location on the body.  Any… More

Charges

Dr Ferguson is a Southern Cross Health Society Affiliated Provider for the following services under skin and dermatology services:

  • Specific lesions of concern
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Punch Biopsies
  • Curettage and Cautery
  • Cryotherapy of a skin lesion

Parking

Free off-street parking is available as well as parking behind the building.

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Contact Details

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Encore Skin Cancer Clinic
248 Papanui Road
Strowan
Christchurch
Canterbury 8014

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Encore Skin Cancer Clinic
248 Papanui Road
Strowan
Christchurch
Canterbury 8014

This page was last updated at 10:09AM on September 3, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Mairi Ferguson - Dermatologist.