About Us

Our Dermatologist

Dr Gerrie Becker

Dr. Becker is a South-African trained dermatologist who has completed his primary medical degree (MBChB) and his postgraduate degree (MMed Dermatology) at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He has been in Private Practice in Pretoria (South Africa) since 1999 before relocating to Lismore, NSW Australia, in January 2009. He has provided a dermatological service in northern NSW (Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Armidale) since then. He became a Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatology (FACD) in 2010. He relocated to Coffs Harbour in July 2012 to set up a full time Private Practice.

Main areas of interest are dermatological surgery, psoriasis and inflammatory skin conditions, but he enjoys everything concerning general dermatology. For more specific spheres of practice please have a look under Medical Services.

Our Nurses

Helen Rothenbuhler

Helen has been working in general dermatology since 1989 which has encompassed both medical and surgical patient care of all age groups. She is passionate about all aspects of dermatology and has worked for many years to raise dermatology nursing’s profile and promote dermatology nursing education. A primary focus for Helen is pursuing nursing knowledge and skills to ensure the care and outcomes of patients with skin conditions are optimal.


Barbara Chaseling

Barbara has been working in Dermatology as a nurse for over 10 years, originally in Sydney and now in Coffs Harbour. One of Barbara’s main areas of expertise in our practice is the use of Photodynamic Therapy in patient treatment. She loves the challenge of continually keeping up to date with all the latest technologies and treatment procedures. Chemical Peels as well as all forms of wound care are important aspects of Barbara’s repertoire.

Our Practice Manager

Estelle Becker

Estelle is a “numbers person”, or more formally, the Practice Manager.  She has been involved in the Medical Profession for many years and is never happier than when she has a project to manage. Estelle has developed an interest in Practice Management and Project Management,  completing a Diploma of Professional Practice Management through UNEP in 2012.

Our Medical Typist

Cathie Mackay

Cathie has worked as a Medical Receptionist / Typist for over 20 years in both General Practice and Specialist Medical Practices including Dermatology. She enjoys being part of a friendly team atmosphere where the work she does helps people.

Our Friendly Reception Staff

Yvette Hitchins

Siân Leal

Yvette and Siân have been involved in the Medical Profession for many years. They are our smiling faces at the front desk, welcoming and assisting patients with appointments and accounts.

Where to find us

We are situated in Coffs Harbour, on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, in the new Specialist Medical Centre opposite the Coffs Base Hospital. Dr. Gerrie Becker, our Dermatologist, moved to Coffs Harbour in July 2012 to provide a full time Dermatology service to the region.

Dr. Becker also visits Armidale in the New England region once a month.

Phone: (02) 6651 7000
Fax: (02) 6651 7010
Email: reception@coffscoastdermatology.com.au
Address: Suite 214/ Specialist Medical Centre,
343 Pacific Hwy, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450

The Australasian College of Dermatologists recognises the dedication and professional service of its Fellows and their commitment to excellence in dermatology.