About FPMX

At our pain clinic,
there’s no such thing as ‘one-size-fits-all’

There are many causes of pain and many different ways of fighting it. Some of our patients are helped with medications, others with injections and still others with advanced interventional techniques. Most people suffering with pain also benefit from a dose of good old-fashioned understanding.

There may not be a quick or obvious solution to the distress your pain is causing you. Although we help many people, it’s important to find pain relief strategies that work for you, so you can start to get your life back.

Franston Pain Management Melbourne

If you’ve had enough fighting pain on your own, let us help. Contact Frankston Pain Management today.

Our Team

Dr Taverner is a highly qualified pain specialist with over 25 years’ experience. He’s an approachable, caring and compassionate man who’s lived and worked on the Mornington Peninsula for most of his life.

He is supported by newly appointed Pain Fellows, a Nurse Practitioner and an extensive medical and allied health network. The result is shorter appointment times, faster pain relief and a broader range of options.

Franston Pain Management Melbourne
Pain control is a rapidly evolving field

Frankston Pain Management has been established for over 20 years. The way we fight pain is constantly advancing as scientific research reveals new and more effective methods of pain management.

Many factors can affect your perception of pain — things such as whether you’re sleeping OK, the stress you’re under, the amount of social support you’re getting, your capacity for exercise, your job, your state of mind — and the things you’ve already tried.

At our clinic you’ll have a team of professionals working to help you.

Our Mission

  1. To provide the highest standards of comprehensive pain management of patients that maximises function, while minimising pain and suffering.
  2. To promote health and reduce pain related disabilities in patients with chronic pain.
  3. To provide cost effective and efficient utilisation of chronic pain management services and resources.
  4. To increase knowledge and understanding of chronic pain through research and education.

Outpatient Treatment

Suite 7
20 Clarendon St
Frankston VIC 3199

Inpatient Treatment

Beleura Private Hospital

925 Nepean Hwy
Mornington VIC 3931

Frankston Private

24-28 Frankston Flinders Rd
Frankston VIC 3199

Peninsula Private Hospital

525 McClelland Dr
Frankston VIC 3199

St John of God Frankston Rehabilitation

255-265 Cranbourne Rd
Frankston VIC 3199

The Bays Hospital

4 Vale St
Mornington VIC 3931

Frankston Hospital

2 Hastings Road
Frankston VIC 3199

Fees and Payment Options

Payment is to be made on the day.

We accept all major forms of payment: Cash, EFTPOS, Mastercard and Visa


Medicare, Private Health Funds, WorkCover/TAC, DVA. We also see self-funded / privately funded patients.

Our Team

Dr Murray Taverner

Medical Director, Frankston Pain Management


Dr Murray Taverner - Pain Specialist
A caring and understanding doctor

Dr Taverner helps people who are looking for an effective, practical and cost-effective solution to acute and chronic pain.

The best solution for you may require a holistic approach, and after understanding what’s causing your pain, Dr Taverner makes a point of clearly explaining all of your options for managing it. He’ll continue to monitor and adjust your treatments as you progress.

If you’re in pain, you deserve effective treatment as soon as possible and for this reason Dr Taverner aims to see new patients within two weeks.

A visiting pain specialist

Dr Taverner is a visiting pain specialist at Beleura Private Hospital, Frankston Private, Peninsula Private Hospital, The Bays Hospital, St John of God Frankston and Frankston Hospital.

A dedicated researcher

Dr Taverner is the lead author of a number of peer-reviewed, published original research projects. He’s trained, lectured and demonstrated a range of pain management techniques both in Australia and overseas.

He ‘s married and has two sons. His interests are skiing, walking and good food.


  • Fellow Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain
  • Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia
  • Graduate Diploma Pain Management, Sydney University
  • Fellow, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • MBBS, Monash University

Pain Fellows

Melbourne Pain Management
Dr Vishal Bhasin

Vishal is a New Zealand medical graduate of 1997. He did basic training in various surgical specialties including neurosurgery, plastic surgery, general surgery and others. He obtained a masters degree in biomedical engineering. He then switched to General Practice completing his GP training in 2016. He commenced pain medicine training in Perth, Australia in 2017, where he gained hands on experience in both non-interventional and interventional pain management at Sir Charles Gairdner, Royal Perth and Fiona Stanley Hospitals.

Dr Bhasin has joined Frankston Pain Management team of health professionals to complete his pain medicine training as his particular area of interest is the integration of interventional pain management and neuromodulation into holistic care. Dr Bhasin is available to consult with patients suffering from all types of pain and has a particular interest in headaches.

He speaks English and Hindi.

Dr Bhasin consults:
Thursday - all day
Monday, Tuesday and Friday - afternoons

Dr Gayathri Aravinthan
Dr Gayathri Aravinthan

Dr Gayathri Aravinthan completed her medical degree in Sri Lanka, started as an intern at The Canberra Hospital, continued her rehabilitation training at St Vincent’s, Austin Health and Monash health before obtaining Fellowship of Faculty of Rehabilitation (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).

Dr Aravinthan then went into pain training and worked as a Pain Fellow at St Vincent’s hospital, Peter McCallum Cancer Centre and Barwon Health and passed the pain fellowship examination in 2017. She currently works at Peninsula Health as a rehabilitation physician and also at the chronic pain clinic at Mornington Centre.

Gayathri is passionate about providing comprehensive holistic care for patients with chronic pain within socio psycho biomedical frame work aiming to improve function and quality of life.

Dr Aravinthan consults:
Wednesday mornings

Nurse Practitioner

Mrs Raelene Rees

Raelene is an experienced nurse practitioner assisting Dr Taverner. She prepares patients for consultations and runs the Frankston Pain Management PEPi pain education program.

You, The Patient

At Frankston Pain Management, you, the patient, are an integral part of the team. We aim to empower you with knowledge and skills. Learn how physical activity, good mental health and positive lifestyle choices can give you the edge over your pain.

Helping you to help yourself is something we strongly believe in. Please see our sections on:

Helping Yourself  
Physical Activity  
Mental Health 

If you’ve had enough of trying to fight pain on your own, let us help. For all appointments and enquiries contact us on:

    [email protected]
    Mon to Fri - 9am to 5pm