Dr Heike Detjen:
FRNZCGP, Dipl. in Health Science (Occupational Health), Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine Surgery, Advanced Certificate of Dermoscopy, Diploma of Cosmetic Medicine
After completing Medical School in Frankfurt / Germany Heike worked in Germany and the UK before immigrating to New Zealand in 1996. Starting out in Whangarei Hospital she became a General Practitioner and holds Fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.
She has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science/Occupational Medicine at Auckland University and has worked in a number of industrial settings providing occupational health services.
Early diagnosis and comprehensive therapy of skin cancers has always been a strong interest of hers and she has completed the Advanced Certificate in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and the Advanced Certificate in Dermoscopy via the Australasian Skin Cancer College. She has performed skin checks and minor surgery procedures for many years.
A part-time position as a MOSS (medical officer special scope) in the Department of Plastic Surgery at Whangarei Hospital has extended her range of skill. Heike is also a contractor for surgical procedures outsourced by the Hospital.
After completing a 2 year diploma course Heike is a member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine and Whangarei Skin Clinic is fully accredited by the NZSCM. Heike is committed to high quality, individualized care in a comfortable environment.
Jo has worked in health for over 30 years. She is committed and passionate about achieving the best outcomes for our patients. She is highly skilled in customer service and is focused on making you feel relaxed and comfortable at our clinic. Jo welcomes your contact, she looks forward to facilitating your appointment, as well as assisting with any general inquiries you may have.
Marie has got 40 years of nursing experience under her belt. After completing training in Whangarei she became a theatre nurse. She worked in New Zealand and later in the UK . While experiencing different surgical specialties, she always loved the challenges of plastic surgery.
Once returned from overseas she broadened her spectrum of skills and moved into primary care, becoming a practice nurse, and eventually a clinical manager at a well respected, busy GP practice.
Her primary care and emergency medicine knowledge combined with her “can do” attitude enabled her to embark on remote contracting in Australia which she enjoyed for 8 years.
Now settled in New Zealand, she is once again involved in surgical procedures and feels she back to her roots enjoying the variety of tasks in our clinic. Especially focusing on patient care during and after the procedures.