Dr Richard Beatty’s skin cancer practice differs from many skin cancer clinics in that he concentrates on the early diagnosis of skin cancer via a thorough skin examination – with less of an emphasis on surgical procedures.

Patients requiring surgery in difficult or sensitive areas are referred to a plastic surgeon. This practice is in line with that of many Dermatologists, and indeed many of his clients have seen Dermatologists in the past for their skin checks.

So why go to South East Skin Clinic for your skin check?

  • No referral is required
  • The practice is located Brisbane Bayside, avoiding half-day trips to a city-based Dermatology practice.
  • You see a highly trained skin cancer doctor

This service suits our clientele who are seeking a high quality diagnostic service from the skin cancer clinic whilst leaving the occasional potentially disfiguring surgery to plastic surgeons. What procedures can be performed to a high level at the clinic? Any procedure (off the face) that involves a ‘straight line’ – in other words, no flaps or grafts.


Dermoscopy is the examination of the skin through a specialised lens & light source. Diploma-level (advanced cert) training in Dermoscopy takes > 250 hours. Why is this? The skin looks very different through a dermatoscope than it does with a light and simple magnifiying glass. There are hundreds of features described in dermoscopy literature.

Dr Richard Beatty holds the following Dermoscopy qualifications:

Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy (SCCA, 2017) – High Distinction & Awarded Scholarship by SCCA for joint highest mark (approx 80 candidates).

Dermoscopic diagnosis of Actinic Keratosis and Squamous Cell Carcinoma: EACCME certificate (2017).

Dermoscopic clues in non-melanoma skin cancer to guide treatment: EACCME certificate (2017).


Skin Cancer & Dermatology Qualifications

Whilst Dermatosocopy is the skill required for every skin check, the following general dermatology & skin cancer qualifications enhance the doctor’s ability to offer a high quality skin cancer service:

Diploma of Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (SCCA 2015)  – SCCA Accredited

Diploma of Clinical Dermatology  (UCL 2012) – Distinction & Michael Klaber Prize


Membership of The Royal College of Physicians of London (MRCP) – equivalent to FRACP in Australia.
Membership of The Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).
Fellowship of the Royal College of Australian General Practitioners (FRACG).


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Aims, Authorship, Disclaimers & Confidentiality

The aims of the skin cancer blog are to inform the user about:

  • Different types of skin cancer
  • Different types of benign skin lesions
  • The appearances of different types of skin lesion
  • Skin Cancer Treatment options
  • The benefits, risks and method of a self skin cancer check

The blog’s intended audience is the public who are interested in learning about the different types of skin cancer & skin lesions.

The website does not accept or host any advertisement. There is no external funding source, and The site is 100% funded by Dr Richard Beatty. There is no commercial interest in the contents of the website, and no commercial link to any of the treatments mentioned.

The site does not replace the advice of a health professional. The information is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own doctor. View detailed disclaimer page.

The information is authored and reviewed regularly by Dr Richard Beatty. Please note that medical information rapidly changes and therefore some information may be out of date.

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Page Last Modified: 12/3/2019

Page First published:  27/10/2013