Dr Alison Duncan
(Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman)
MBBS FRCP MSc
SPECIALIST ADULT & PAEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGIST
I am a highly experienced adult & paediatric dermatologist in Cayman with more than 12 years at consultant-level, including 7 years at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, a highly respected university service. I specialise in both adult and paediatric dermatology, with particular experience in general and inflammatory skin conditions in children, as well as skin cancer identification and management (which is rare in children).
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My Practice Information
Consultant Adult & Paediatric Dermatologist located in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tel: (345) 745-7450
Fax: (345) 745-7460
Location: Grand Pavilion (Hibiscus Way Entrance), 802 West Bay Road
Mailing Address: Box 934, 10 Market Street, Camana Bay, George Town, Grand Cayman, KY1-9006
Clinic Fees Information: https://childrensdoctor.ky/clinic-fees-information/
Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm
It is definitely best to book an appointment but if there is an urgency, I would encourage you to call myself of Patrick, my dermatology nurse and we will see what we can do. I am supported by Dr Jasmina Marinova, who is a paediatrician with an interest in skind conditions and Dr Davide Altamura, our other dermatologist who has experience with children too.
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Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman – About Me
I have been practising in Grand Cayman for many years now and have been exposed to all aspects of skin disease, which include, but are not limited to Eczema, Psoriasis, Acne, Inflammatory skin disease and Hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). I have an interest in the fully range Paediatric dermatology conditions, from unusual rashes, inflammatory conditions, some nature-induced problems and of course more complex adolescent and paediatric dermatology too, as well as Vulval dermatology.
Understandably due to Cayman Islands being blessed with a wealth of sunshine, in some skin types the rate of skin cancer is high. I am therefore a strong advocate of skin safety in children from a young age. Over the past 5 years in Cayman, I have also gained an advanced training and extensive experience using the cutting edge FOTOFINDER DERMATOSCOPE SYSTEM. The FotoFinder brand is the global epitome of skin visualization technology. Some children need their skin following from an early age.
I have also been a Member of the Educational Committee Cayman Islands Cancer Society and have given educational talks to colleagues, church groups and the community about sun awareness and skin cancer prevention. During skin cancer awareness month we give radio talks and host free skin cancer screenings at the Health fair.
I understand the significant impact that skin disease can have on an individual’s quality of life, and this is especially true om children and adolescents, where it can affect their confidence and social interactions, and so you’ll find me an expert in paediatric care with compassion and sensitivity.
Dr Alison Duncan Career Highlights
(From prior to being a Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman)
- Experienced UK Consultant Dermatologist
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians.
- MSc qualified.
- Extensive experience in skin cancer assessment & identification.
- Was principal investigator for the BADBIR (British Association of Dermatologist Biologic Interventions Register)
- Additional specific interest in Vulval Dermatology.
Pediatric vs Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman
You’ll see both Paediatrician and Pediatrician used on my pages. There’s no difference, other than one is UK spelling (paediatrician) and one is US spelling (pediatrician).
I cover both children and adults and so my paediatric patients are typically through to age 18, but then I care for dermatology conditions throughout life. More importantly, I do see even our smallest patients!
Paediatric Dermatology in Cayman – Services & Conditions
Here are the services I offer as a Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman, out of Grand Pavilion, West Bay Road, Grand Cayman.
Paediatric Dermatology Issues
- Infantile acne to teen age acne
- Neonatal skin conditions
- Nail disorders
- Fungal infections
- Bacterial skin infections
- Allergic reactions,
- Genital skin conditions
- Vascular lesions
- Hair loss
- Mast cell disease
- Lumps and Bumps
- Hidradenitis suppurativa
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Inherited disorders
This is obviously not a complete list but does cover the majority of the more common issues I see and treat. Being a paediatric dermatologist on Cayman brings with it a range of environmentally induced problems, from the more obvious sun-related issues to the rarer plant caused problems (we are blessed with very few poisonous creatures but we do have a few unfriendly plants).
Additionally, we spend a great deal of time in the sea and that brings with it physical skin injuries and some creature-induced ones.
We also get seasonal issues due to changes in temperature and humidity.
Common Summertime Skin Rashes in Children
You can find a full list of the paediatric and newborn services we cover as a team here: https://childrensdoctor.ky/paediatric-services/
You can find more on our paediatric dermatology services here: https://childrensdoctor.ky/paediatric-dermatology-services-in-grand-cayman/
Appointment Booking with Dr Alison Duncan, Paediatric Dermatologist in Cayman
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- Your child’s name
- Child’s Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
- Child’s Gender
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Education, Training & Experience
Paediatric Dermatology Experience
One of my clinical interests was Paediatric dermatology where I ran a weekly paediatric clinic at the Royal Preston Hospital. I have trained in Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool – one of the leading paediatric hospitals in the North West and gained invaluable experience in neonatal skin diseases, exposure to genetic skin diseases as well as the safe use of immunosuppressants in this population.
I have a keen interest in Vulval dermatology and I had experience in managing conditions such as lichen sclerosus to vulval crohns disease. I had attended the BSSVD British Society for the Study of Vulval disease courses and have lectured in vulval dermatology at an overseas meeting.
General Dermatology Experience
I commenced my substantive Consultant post in dermatology in 2008 at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, into a unit which consisted of three consultants working single handed in clinic with admitting rights to both hospital sites. I spent 7 years undertaking clinics and surgical lists in dermatology in this busy regional service. We carried out our own contact dermatitis assessment and patch testing as well as managing our own patients in our phototherapy unit and those requiring Photodynamic therapy (PDT). I performed treatment for hyperhidrosis with botox injections or iontophoresis.
In Royal Preston Hospital, I established and ran the Transplant dermatology service surveying and managing skin disease and cancers in all patients on long term immunosuppression. Close links were forged with the renal, cardiac and liver transplant teams in the prevention, management and treatment of skin cancer in patients with solid organ transplants. In this role I was a member of the Skin Multidisciplinary skin cancer team meetings, which met weekly, and the NSSG (Network Site Specific Group) for skin cancer.
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