BSc, MBBS, DGM, DCCH, FRCP, FRALP
Areas of Specialisation
Paul Jarrett has a specific interest in medical dermatology and a sub specialty interest in connective tissue disease, particularly cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Paul Jarrett completed his dermatology training in Auckland, Hamilton and at the University hospitals of Leeds and Glasgow, United Kingdom.
New Zealand Dermatological Society Inc.
Australasian Dermatopathology Society
British Association of Dermatology
European Society of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
During the consultation you will be asked lots of questions about your skin condition. If you are taking any medications please bring these with you to the consultation. During the examination a chaperone will always be available if required. If you wish, please feel free to bring a support person to the consultation.
A dermatologist can, in some cases, diagnose skin conditions just by looking at them. At times a biopsy has to be taken so that a diagnosis can be made. A biopsy is the removal of a small (3-5mm) piece of the skin for examination under a microscope. This is a painless procedure performed using a local anaesthetic. It is often done, if needed, at the time of the consultation. A skin scrape may be needed to diagnose a fungal infection. Blood tests may also be required to help diagnose the skin condition.
Further follow-up appointments may be needed to discuss the results or assess the response to treatment.
Dermnet is an excellent New Zealand based website with information that will help you to understand your skin condition.
Every Thursday evening between 5.00 pm and 9.00 pm, and Friday afternoon from 1.00 pm until 5.00 pm.