Dr Richard Goodwin

Consultant Dermatologist (sees paediatric and adult patients)


Professional profile

I am happy to offer a general diagnostic service for patients with any type of skin disease. I enjoy helping patients with benign skin lesion treatments.

I do not perform cosmetic enhancement treatments such as `peels` `fillers` or facial Botox injections.

My basal cell carcinoma complete excision rates are consistently at or above 95% as suggested by the British Association of Dermatologists.

Having trained in dermatology in South Wales I have been a full-time consultant dermatologist since 2003. I work in skin lesion clinics performing skin cancer surgery. I run medical dermatology clinics for patients with inflammatory skin diseases such as eczema psoriasis and acne and also lead paediatric dermatology in Gwent. 

I work with colleagues in oncology plastic and maxillo-facial surgery rheumatology and paediatrics and enjoy excellent working relationships with these specialists.

I also enjoy teaching others about dermatology both trainees in dermatology as well as colleagues in paediatrics and general practice. Professional feedback from such teaching suggests I am successful - I like to think this helps in discussions with my patients."

Member of the British Association of Dermatologists.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

I have lived and worked in South Wales since 1998. My three children have all been born in Wales and my wife (also a doctor) works in Cardiff. Although we have spent time working and teaching in Tanzania in the past we are not planning on moving anywhere else and I hope to be working here for many years to come. 

When I am not working you will probably find me fishing in the river Usk or gardening.

I have written local newspaper articles for skin cancer awareness and psoriasis.

I have given radio interviews for sun protection advice on Radio 2 Chris Evans show and Wynne Evans Radio Cymru show.

I have given television interviews for a psoriasis awareness campaign.

Diagnosing benign and malignant skin lesions particularly with the use of dermoscopy a tool for accurately imaging pigmented lesions and other surface skin changes.

Skin surgery for benign and malignant skin lesions performed under local anaesthesia.

Inflammatory skin disease care - diagnosing and treating rashes and skin changes with the range of specialist therapies available to us.

Diagnosis and care of children and teenagers with skin lesions and rashes requiring similar skills as adult dermatology but with a broader knowledge of paediatric skin conditions.

Isotretinoin for the treatment of acne.

`Botox` type injections for the treatment of axillary hyperhidrosis (excess sweating from the armpits)."

Dermoscopy as part of skin lesion diagnosis for screening possible malignant melanoma.

Axillary botulinum toxin `Botox` injections for excess sweating (hyperhidrosis)

Tri-chloro-acetic acid therapy for eyelid xanthelasma.

Electro-cautery for benign facial skin changes.

Patch testing is undertaken by a consultant colleague to whom I refer regularly when necessary.

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