SKiN Laser Clinic

About Us

The SKiN Centre for Dermatology provides the Peterborough, Lindsay and Cobourg area with a comprehensive range of diagnostic and treatment services for conditions of the skin, hair and nails. The centre is the largest Dermatology practice in the Kawarthas, with modern, up-to-date equipment and access to the latest research in the field. Staffed by a team of 10 people, patients can expect a friendly environment, dedicated to providing the best-possible experience in dermatological care.


Dr. Melinda Gooderham

Dr. Gooderham is a well-established Dermatologist and serves as Medical Director at the SKiN Centre for Dermatology and the SKiN Laser Clinic.

Dr. Gooderham received her MD from the University of Western Ontario in 1999, and then completed her Dermatology residency at the University of Toronto in 2004. Prior to training in medicine, Dr. Gooderham obtained a Bachelor of Science from Queen's University in Kingston in 1992, and a Masters of Science from the University of Guelph in 1995.

Currently Dr. Gooderham is an Assistant Professor at Queens University and also works as a Consultant Physician at the Peterborough Regional Health Clinic (PRHC). She is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and Board Certified in the United States. Actively involved in teaching, Dr. Gooderham provides medical students, nurse practitioners and physicians with both didactic lectures and hands-on clinical training.

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Our Services

The SKiN Centre for Dermatology provides the Peterborough, Lindsay and Cobourg area with a comprehensive range of services that cover all aspects of Dermatology – prevention, recognition, and treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. The centre handles OHIP-covered procedures, non-OHIP covered procedures, and participates in various clinical research trials as well. Conditions treated range from common skin problems to the unusual and complicated. More common conditions include:

Skin cancer







Fungal infections

New Psoriasis Treatment

Health Canada has approved a new drug for treating moderate-to-severe psoriasis in adults. Dr. Gooderham was part of the clinical trial for approval of the drug Cosentyx (secukinumab) for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis.

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Current Clinical Trials

The SKiN Centre for Dermatology is participating in various research trials relating to a number of skin conditions. Patients with these conditions may wish to consider the trials, as they may offer alternative treatments.

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