Dr John Kessell (GP)
I am a West Australian medical graduate who trained in paediatrics at New York University Medical Centre, gaining US paediatric board certification in 1987. My primary medical interests are skin diseases, WorkCover matters, musculo-skeletal injuries, acute back pain and of course paediatrics. I do full skin cancer screenings by appointment, as well as removal of skin cancers or suspicious moles. I have a particular interest in treating acne in teenagers and adults, as well as experience managing acute rashes (especially in babies and children), eczema, contact dermatitis (work and home related), psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and hives. I can also help with difficult-to-treat rosacea. I see many people with anxiety, depression and stress disorders, and complete Mental Health Plans on a daily basis. I can help you select from a small group of trusted psychologists who have demonstrated their ability to improve people’s lives. I refer people to an extensive network of highly regarded specialists in the Northern Beaches. On a personal note, I continue to play soccer year round (sadly for my team-mates), so I really understand people with injuries being keen to recover and get back out there. I speak some French, do a lot of bush walking with my wonderful partner, love cooking (and eating), take great joy and inspiration from my two sons, and am driven to help people change their lives for the better.