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07 4954 3702
247 Anzac Ave
Marian QLD 4753
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Skin Checks

Have you noticed a change in the look of your skin?

Did you know that non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world? It affects two out of every three Australians by the age of 70.

While skin cancer is almost entirely preventable, early detection is important.

If you have a mole that is worrying you or you’ve noticed any of the following changes, it’s important to have it checked by a doctor as soon as possible. It only takes 15 minutes and could save your life.

  • Has your mole changed in colour or size, or has become itchy?
  • Do you have an area of skin that never heals?
  • Do you have a spot that has grown quickly, or is new?

Even if you feel your skin is healthy, we recommend seeing a doctor for a skin check at least once a year, especially if you spend time in the sun for work or leisure.

Dr Samson has significant experience in the early detection and management of all types of skin cancer.

While most doctors can perform skin checks, Dr Samson's further qualifications in this field mean he can also remove any dangerous spots or moles, saving you a trip to the dermatologist or plastic surgeon.

We recommend annual skin checks for people aged 50 years and over, or who have:

  • Family history of melanoma
  • Previous history of non-melanoma skin cancer
  • Previous history of melanoma
  • Attended a solarium more than five times
  • Significant sun damage
  • A spot that has changed, is new or has become symptomatic.

If this is you, or someone you know, please book a skin check appointment with Dr Samson online or by calling us on 07 4954 3702.

After Hours

If you want to see an after hours GP, you can still see a GP in your own home. We recommend calling: Dial a Local Doctor – this is 100% Bulk Billing for DVA or Medicare card holders.

Phone: 1300 980 980 for Dial A Local Doctor.

​Otherwise, the Doctors at Family Health Care Mackay Group are happy to see you during normal opening hours for all other appointments.

Urgent after hours assistance is available at the Emergency Department at Mackay Base Public Hospital. There is also the Mater Emergency After Hours Service located on Willets Road, North Mackay. This is a walk-in service only and fees apply.

In a medical emergency, please call 000 and ask for an ambulance.