Phone 09 585 0188, Eastmed Doctors, 188 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers, Auckland

Dr Siva Nachiappan

MBBS, FRCS(Glasgow), FRNZCGP, Diploma in Dermoscopy(University of Queensland, Australia) Full Membership NZ Skin Cancer Doctors (NZSCD)

I am currently  a  GP Partner at Eastmed Doctors

India and the UK 1985-1999

After basic  training in India, I trained and worked in the UK for 10 years. I completed the FRCS (Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow) in 1998.

New Zealand 2000

I was in Wellington for one year as a Surgeon followed by Wanganui for five years doing Trauma, Orthopaedics and Surgery.
I became a GP in 2005, buying into Dr Fred Strange’s practice in 2010. 
My surgical background helps me to do complex skin cancer work.
I have used the polarising light skin microscope (Dermoscope) since 2005. I have had ongoing education in the use of the Dermoscope.
I have completed the Diploma in Dermoscopy in 2019.(University of Queensland, Australia)

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider

I am a Southern Cross Affiliated provider and offer the following services for southern cross patients.

  • Comprehensive skin examinations (including dermoscopy)
  • Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatments
  • Mole Removal
  • Ingrown Toe Nail Wedge Resection

Full Member NZ Skin Cancer Doctors

I am  a Full Member of the New Zealand Skin Cancer Doctors (

This means that I have 

  • undergone additional specialist training to acquire advanced skills in the diagnosis and management of skin cancer, including surgical skills that require significant further education and training to acquire. 
  • and possess a professional skill set that differentiates from regular GPs who have not completed additional training in skin cancer. 
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