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What Is Skin Cancer?

Mole Scanning

Moles and Melanoma


Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Basal Cell Carcinoma

Solar keratosis

What To look For

Excision Of Skin Cancers

Skin Cancer Facts

Over 380,000 Australians are treated for skin cancer each year  – that’s over 1,000 people every day.

Over 1,600 Australians die from skin cancer each year

Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.

Almost all skin cancers can be cured if diagnosed early

Almost all Melanomas diagnosed early can be cured

Dr Paul O’Brien is a medical practitioner based on the north coast of New South Wales, Australia. Dr Paul OBrien

His primary area of medical practice is skin cancer medicine.

Dr O'Brien's practice location is Byron Bay Skin Cancer Clinic.

M.B.B.S (Hons) Monash University 1992
Fellow Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP) Fellow Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine 2010
Certificate Advanced Skin Cancer Surgery 2006
Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine, Skin Cancer College of Australia, 2007
 Diploma Australasian College of Skin Cancer Medicine 2008  Diploma Clinical Nutrition

 Current Positions:
 Medical Practitioner in Skin Cancer Medicine, Byron Bay Skin Cancer Clinic, Byron Bay, NSW.
 RACGP Clinical Examiner
 Previous positions held:
Skin Cancer practitioner, Northern Rivers Skin Cancer Clinic, Ballina, Practice Principal Bangalow Medical Centre , 1996 - 2006
 Director Northern Rivers Division of General Practice (NRDGP)
 Director North Coast GP Training (NCGPT)
 Project Manager NRDGP Diabetes Project
 Medical Educator NCGPT
 Supervisor Liaison Officer NCGPT
 Clinical Interests:
 Skin cancer and skin surgery
 Quality patient focused general rural medical practice

Dr Tim Peacock

Dr Tim Peacock is a medical practitioner living and working on the North Coast of NSW.

Dr Peacock has broad medical experience, and is currently working as a rural GP, in Hospital Emergency Medicine and has worked previously in remote rural Australia. He commenced working at the Byron Bay Skin Cancer Clinic in June 2015.

In his 18 years of General Practice Dr Peacock has gained significant experience in diagnosis and management of all types of skin cancer.  This experience has been enhanced by his 8 years as a surgical assistant to a visiting Brisbane based Plastic Surgeon at Ballina Day Surgery where the vast majority of cases involve advanced skin cancer surgery.

MBBS 1992 Flinders University, South Australia

Current Positions
Skin Cancer Doctor – Byron Bay Skin Cancer Clinic
General Practitioner – Tintenbar Medical Centre
GP Visiting Medical Officer - Ballina Hospital
Surgical Assistant to Dr Andrew Broadhurst (Enhance Plastic Surgery)
Senior Clinical Advisor  - North Coast Primary Health Network (previously North Coast Medicare Local)

Clinical Interests
Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Rural General Practice and the variety it provides