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Dr Carolina (Nelia) Lourens

Originally from South Africa, Nelia qualified as a doctor from Stellenbosch University in 2004. She lived in Aberdeen, Scotland from 2007 – 2019 during which time she mainly worked in General Practice. Having completed her GP training and Fellowship she became the lead GP for Minor Surgery in her practice.

In 2019 Nelia and her family moved to Taranaki. She continued to work part-time in General Practice and joined Skin Clinic Taranaki in 2021.

Nelia is passionate about the early detection of skin cancers and providing surgical and non-surgical treatment options. 

When she is not working, Nelia spends her time with her husband, teenage boys, and dogs.

Nelia’s qualifications are listed below.  

  • Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners New Zealand 
  • Certificate of Fundamental Dermoscopy, Skin Cancer Symposiums
  • Certificate of Dermoscopy, SCCA 
  • Advanced Certificate of Dermatoscopy, Skin Cancer Symposiums
  • Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, SCCA
  • Advanced Certificate of Skin Cancer Medicine, SCCA
  • Certificate of Aesthetic Medicine


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