About St. Albans Clinic
The Western Skin Institute was established in 2015 to offer excellence in Skin Cancer management and Dermatologic Surgery.
The St. Albans Clinic is a purpose-built clinic with three day-surgery theatres.
Phone: 03 9367 6648
Fax: 03 9367 7756
Address: 378 Main Road West, St Albans, VIC 3021
NO REFERRAL IS REQUIRED
A note for new patients:
Please arrive 15 mins prior to your appointment as you will be required to fill in paperwork to assist in your care and communication back to your G.P.
Integrating conventional medicine and alternative therapies.
Integrative Dermatology combines the best of conventional dermatology with some of the more holistic options of an alternative approach. For patient whose skin condition is resistant to conventional therapies or for patient who prefers to limit exposure to pharmaceuticals, a focus on nutrition, environment and lifestyle can be very useful.
Emphasizing nutrition, environment, and lifestyle.
Dietary changes and nutritional supplements can profoundly affect some skin conditions. Modifications in the home or workplace sometimes result in dramatic improvement. Examples of lifestyle changes include avoidance of known allergens, change to healthy diet, new ways of bathing, alterations in exercise routines, incorporation of meditation in the daily routine, changes in clothing or home furnishings and so on.
Taking advantage of the power of conventional medicine when necessary.
As clinician trained in a well-respected conventional program, our doctor understands the powerful effects and risks of prescription drugs and can prescribe them when necessary and appropriate. We can perform various surgical techniques to treat growth, infection, and skin cancer. We can take advantage of both conventional and functional laboratory techniques and tests if needed. We strongly believe a holistic approach will always give the fullest beneficial effect to our patients with different dermatology conditions.
Dr. Maged Boules
Dr Maged Boules graduated from Alexandria university 1999. In 2010, he developed an interest in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery, he is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers. He has completed the Certificates of Skin Cancer Medicine and Dermoscopy and Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery and Advanced Clinical Certificate of Dermoscopy from the Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA).
Dr Boules is familiar with all forms of Melanoma and Non Melanoma Skin Cancers and has a special interest in complicated flaps and grafts and dermatological surgery of various areas of the body.
Dr. Stephen Lai
MBBS(HK) MFM (Monash) FRACGP FHKAM FACNEM
Fellow of Skin Cancer Institute (FSCI)
Fellow of Australian Institute of Dermatology (FAID)
Diploma in Skin Cancer Medicine & Surgery (SCCA)
Diploma in Dermoscopy (SCCA)
Diploma in Dermatology (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow)
Diploma in Practical Dermatology (Cardiff University)
Dr Stephen Lai has over 20 years experience as a clinician with special interest in dermatology and skin cancer. He graduated from University of Hong Kong in 1996 and completed his specialist training in Hong Kong Academy of Medicine in 2006. He worked as a clinician with special interest in dermatology in Hong Kong for 12 years before moving to Melbourne. Before moving to Australia in 2009, he had short period of training in Singapore National Skin Centre and years of working experience in Dermatology clinic in Hong Kong. With his vast practical experience in dermatology clinic, he is able to solve different dermatology problems at specialist level. He has strong passion in managing common or complicated dermatological problems from both mainstream and integrative approach. In Australia, he obtained his status as an accredited skin cancer doctor from Skin Cancer College Australasia (SCCA) in 2014. He was later awarded multiple Fellowship from Skin Cancer Institute, Australian Institute of Dermatology and Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine. Currently, he is a popular GP with special interest in dermatology and skin cancer management in Melbourne West. He has a very high level of dermatology knowledge and dermoscopy skill and can do a lot of procedures for skin cancer management, including flap and graft surgery.
Dr. Milan Djeric
Dr Milan is an Australian trained general surgeon. He obtained his medical degree through University of Tasmania, 1986. He then undertook accredited general surgical training at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Royal Hobart Hospital and Launceston General Hospital. After completion of his general surgical training, he has been a general surgeon at Hobart, Tasmania since 1997. Dr Djeric;s scope of practice includes biliary surgery, abdominal surgery, anal surgery, hernia repair, varicose vein surgery, bariatric surgery, carpal tunnel release, skin cancer surgery, cyst removal and ganglion resection. In addition to his general surgery, he has been working in the Melanoma unit of Tasmania. We welcome Dr Milan to our ever growing team here at Western Skin Institute.
Dr. Elaine Tan
Dr Elaine is an Australian - based health professional. Dr Elaine has been a general practitioner over 13 years. She is a believer of a holistic approach to patient care. In addition to her training in general practice, she has studied dermatology and cosmetic injections.
Practice Manager / Nurse
Mischelle Naluz is an Enrolled nurse and Mohs Tech at WSI since 2019. She recently graduated from Holmesglen with a diploma in Nursing and is aiming to further enrich her dermatology knowledge. Mischelle is often one of the first faces you'll see when attending the practice together with our friendly team in Western Skin Institute.
Senior Reception Staff
Hazel Vina Layco is the Receptionist at Western Skin Institute. She completed a four-year Bachelor Degree of Nursing in the Philippines. She worked as an administrative staff for over a year, and three years as a nurse in a tertiary hospital. Hazel decided to venture Australia in 2015 to pursue her interests in dermatology. She is currently working in Errol Street Medical Center and Western skin Institute.