Advantage Skin Clinic are a passionate and dedicated team. Born from the need for specialist detection of melanoma and sun related skin cancers, and to help manage common skin conditions
We exist as an easily accessible facility to provide readily available, early detection of melanoma and sun related skin cancers. We aim to treat and manage common skin conditions effecting the general population from ageing skin, acne, sun damaged skin, scarring and problems with pigmentation.
Using the latest in technology from molemap, combined with registered nurse melanographers. Our team are trained specifically in skin cancer detection, with the support of a dermatologist.
Our Expert Team
MBBCh | DCH | FRACGP
Dr Michele McGrath
Dr Michele McGrath has been a dedicated GP practicing in the Illawarra area since 2005. Dr McGrath has a passion for dermatology including skin health and skin cancer management and detection.
Dr McGrath graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1997 where she obtained her medical degree. She obtained her Diploma in Child Health post grad from the College of Paediatricians of South Africa and then proceeded to work in General Practice and also assisting in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and General Surgery while in South Africa before immigrating to Australia in 2003. She started working in General Practice in Wollongong in 2005, completed her Australian Medical Certificate in 2007 and obatained her Fellowship with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2013. She has done additional training in skin cancer detection and surgical management and more recently further training in the Aesthetic Medicine field and is a current member of ACAM.
She is passionate about improving patients access for adequate skin cancer detection and management and also assisting with general skin condition diagnoses and treatment from the normal ageing skin to specific skin conditions.
BMedSci, MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Jessica Osborne
Dr Jessica Osborne is a dedicated GP practicing in the Illawarra area. She has a passion for dermatology including skin health and skin cancer management and detection and has recently expanded her learning in the aesthetic medicine arena.
Dr Osborne graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2012 and completed her postgraduate training in Sydney. She commenced her GP training in 2015. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2017.
Dr Osborne is also a clinical teacher of Anatomy with the University of Wollongong and is currently involved in teaching medical students from the University of Wollongong.
Dr Oscar Horky
Dr Oscar Horky graduated from the University of Wollongong in 2013 and was awarded the Dean’s
Merit List for Academic Excellence. In 2018 he became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of
Dr Horky works regularly in both General Practice and Emergency Medicine and has a special interest in Dermatology and Cosmetic injections. Dr Horky provides a patient centred approach with an emphasis on preventative health care and Evidenced Based decisions.
MBBS, FRACGP, Advanced Clinical Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine and Surgery (SCCA), Advanced Clinical Certificate of Child Health
Dr Barney Gordan-Hall
Dr Barney Gordon-Hall undertook study at both the University of Wollongong and Griffith University on the Gold Coast. He has spent the past 7 years in far North Queensland working in the early diagnosis and surgical management of skin cancer and has undertaken additional training to be accredited with the Skin Cancer College of Australasia.
REGISTERED NURSE | MELANOGRAPHER
Rebecca, our Melanographer and Registered Nurse, focusses on skin health education and prevention of sun damage. Passionate about the health profession, she loves helping people and caring for her patient’s medical needs.
She believes strongly in the power of early detection in skin cancer as she has seen the life-saving impact it can have. Nurses are often helping patients once an illness has occurred and Rebecca relishes that her role involves being part of the prevention and detection, as well as the treatment.
Registered Nurse | Cosmetic Nurse | Melanographer
Jade our Registered Nurse and Cosmetic Nurse has 5+ years in cosmetic injectables and surgery with a background in Emergency Nursing. Jade has a wealth of knowledge and experience and provides cosmetic injectables and laser therapy at the clinic. She will provide treatment recommendations and management for your preventative ageing journey and can refer you appropriately to our Doctor or Dermal Therapist for other treatment options.
She is a master in disguise and loves to enhance your natural radiance with the aim of maintaining a natural, fresh and youthful appearance for her clients. This take on her aesthetic treatments and preventative ageing is reflected in her natural look injectables - creating the best version of YOU.
Jade loves to be at the forefront of the latest technologies and innovations in cosmetic injectables.
Jade is currently undergoing training as a Melanographer through the Australasian College of Dermatology.
Registered Nurse | Cosmetic Nurse | Melanographer
Liz our Registered Nurse has vast and varied experiences in nursing spanning over 2 decades, ranging from Midwifery, Medical, Surgical, Angiography and Intensive Care. She excels in delivering exceptional and personalised customer care and genuinely loves to help her clients bring out the very best version of themselves.
Having spent many years in our stunning outdoors competing in triathlons and surfing-skin health, skin cancer detection and prevention was a natural progression. Liz understands the role of cosmetic injectables not only in wrinkle prevention, but also in restoring your skin to its freshest and natural looking best. Liz is continually updating her skills and knowledge in this ever evolving area and is currently completing her Graduate Diploma of Cosmetic Nursing and Injectables.
Liz is committed to learning for life in all areas relating to natural and healthy looking skin and looks forward to assisting you on your skin health journey.
SENIOR DERMAL THERAPIST
Ang, our Senior Dermal Therapist, is tasked with helping people with skin conditions and educating them on how to care for their skin. She has been in the dermal and skin industry for over 20 years and has seen the industry evolve and enjoys being on the cutting edge of this.
She is fanatical about finding new skincare products and services, suitable to each of her client’s needs, regardless of their age and skin condition. Taking a client from having extremely bad skin to clear healthy skin, is her passion. The skin is the largest organ of our body and teaching her patients how to care for it, drives her!
Receptionist | Admin
Bridget, our receptionist, is passionate about skin health, beauty, and health and well-being. She loves interacting with people and assisting patients within the practice through her sociable nature.
Bridget believes optimising skin health and wellbeing is incredibly important and strives to achieve these goals through growing her knowledge in skincare. Bridget can assist with welcoming clients to the clinic and thoroughly informing them of their treatment options and works to navigate a direction for patients to start their journey to healthy skin.