About FPMX

At this 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.

People at FPMX

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 other pain specialists, a rehabilitation physician and a nurse practitioner as well as 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 FPMx clinic, you’ll have a range 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

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.

People at FPMX

Dr Murray Taverner

Medical Director, Frankston Pain Management


Dr Murray Taverner - Pain Specialist

Murray practices in the field of pain management offering effective and practical solutions to acute and chronic pain. He is the lead author of a number of research projects and trained, lectured and demonstrated a range of pain management techniques in Australia and Asia. He is an interventional pain specialist using advanced techniques such as nerve and joint blocks, epidural injections, radiofrequency treatment, spinal cord stimulation, spinal drug pumps and other advanced techniques combined with a multidisciplinary practitioner approach.

A caring and understanding doctor

Dr Murray Taverner, is a qualified medical practitioner currently registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Registration Agency. Dr Taverner has been in practice as an anaesthetist and pain medicine specialist at Frankston Hospital and in private practice since 1991 and a full time Pain Medicine specialist since 1998. Dr Taverner is a visiting medical officer in the Peninsula Integrated Pain Service at Frankston Hospital, and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Perioperative Medicine at Monash University since 2002. He is a founding member and director of Neuromodulation Society Australia and New Zealand. He was elected to the Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia as a board member in 2020.

Murray completed his undergraduate Bachelor of Medicine and Batchelor Surgery at Monash University. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetics (London) and Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia. He has a Graduate Diploma Medicine - Pain Management (Sydney University) and is a fellow of the Faculty Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia and Fellow of lnterventional Pain Practice through the world Institute of Pain.

Murray's mission is to provide the highest standards of comprehensive pain management to maximise function, while minimising pain and suffering. His areas of expertise include managing back pain, neuropathic pain, radicular pain and sciatica, neck, shoulder and arm pain, facial pains/headaches, trigeminal neuralgia, complex regional pain syndrome, male and female pelvic pain, post-surgical pain syndromes and refractory cancer pain.

Murray uses a multidisciplinary approach using techniques such as pain management education, medication review and adjustment, intensive rehabilitation programs, psychological strategies together with interventional treatments such as nerve blocks, epidural and transforaminal injections, diagnostic and therapeutic infusions, radiofrequency treatment, percutaneous intradiscal therapy, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), and advanced pain treatments such as spinal cord stimulators, drug pumps and other advanced techniques.

Special interests

  • Back pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Radicular pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder and arm pain
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Pelvic pain
  • Persistent post-surgical pain syndromes
  • Cancer pain
  • Reducing unhelpful medications
  • Active self-management


  • 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

Dr WingSang (Vincent) Chan

Specialist Anesthetist

MbChB, FANZCA, FHKCA (Pain Medicine), FHKCA (Anaesthesia), FHKAM

Dr Wingsang (Vincent) Chan - Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr WingSang (Vincent) Chan is a pain medicine specialist with over 20 years of experience. He has held several senior positions internationally including Director of Pain Management Service and consultant Anaesthesiologist and Pain Physician in Hong Kong.

He is highly regarded as a researcher and is the author of original articles in peers review Journals, his commitment to the pain speciality has positioned him as examiner for international Fellowship of Pain Medicine, Fellowship of Anaesthesia and Master of Medicine (Anesthesiology).

Dr Chan is known for his calm nature and personalised approach, he enjoys meditation practice, spiritual development and all forms of physical exercise

His main areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Ultrasound-guided injections for musculoskeletal pain
  • Radiofrequency interventions for various spine-related pain and cranial neuralgia
  • Neurolytic treatment for palliative and cancer pain


  • Fellow of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
  • Diploma in Pain Management (HKCA)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (Pain Medicine)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiologists (Anaesthesia)
  • Fellow of Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (Anes)
  • MbChB Chinese University of Hong Kong

Other Langauges

Cantonese and Mandarin

Dr Surabhi Gupta

Pain Medicine Specialist


Dr Surabhi Gupta - Pain Medicine Specialist

Dr Gupta is an Australian trained Specialist Pain Medicine Physician who obtained her Faculty Pain Medicine ANZCA fellowship in 2020 . She has worked at Nepean Hospital in Sydney and Canberra Hospital, ACT, where she gained experienced in both interventional and non-interventional pain management.

Prior to her Pain Medicine training, Dr Gupta completed her specialist anaesthetic training in Delhi, India. She has 10 years of experience as an anaesthetist in the public and private sector managing perioperative pain.

She believes in evidence based, comprehensive multidisciplinary care for chronic pain patients. Dr Gupta uses diagnostic and therapeutic procedures within this multidisciplinary approach.

Her main areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Chronic lumbosacral back pain,
  • Chronic abdominal and pelvic pain,
  • Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and other peripheral neuropathic pains


  • MBBS,
  • DNB Anaesthesia

Other Langauges


Dr Jigna Hapani

Pain Medicine Specialist


Dr Jigna Hapani - Pain Medicine Specialist

Dr Jigna Hapani is an Australian trained specialist pain medicine physician who obtained her Fellowship Faculty Pain Medicine ANZCA in October 2020. Dr Hapani has worked as a pain fellow at Canberra Hospital, Peter MacCallum Centre and Melbourne Pain Group and as a pain medicine consultant at Metro Pain Group where she gained experience in outpatient, inpatient and interventional pain management.

Prior to her pain medicine training, Dr Hapani completed cardiac anaesthetic training in India and worked as a specialist anaesthetist in India and Oman before coming to Australia in 2008. She has been a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist since 2011 and was the supervisor of anaesthetic training in Dubbo NSW. She has worked as an anaesthetist in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.

She believes that a whole of person care approach delivers the best outcomes for patients. Dr Hapani uses evidence based diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to guide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment with the aim of maximizing physical and psychological function, while minimizing pain and unhelpful medications.

Her main areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Evidence based Practice and Outcomes research
  • Acute Pain Management
  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Chronic lumbosacral back pain,
  • Neuropathic pains
  • Visceral pain


  • M.B.B.S,
  • D.A (Diploma in Anaesthesia),
  • M.D (Masters in Anaesthetics),
  • P.D.C.C (Post Doctoral Certificate Course in Cardiac Anaesthesia),
  • C.C.P.PM (Certified Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine),
  • FANZCA (Fellowship in Australasian and NZ College of Anaesthetics),
  • ECFMG (United States Medical Licensing Examination),
  • Certificate Course Peri-operative Medicine,

Other Langauges

Hindi and Gujarati

Dr Emily Rickman

Pain Medicine Specialist


Dr Emily RIckman - General Practitioner

Dr Emily Rickman is Specialist Pain Medicine Physician who obtained Fellowship in the Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA, in July 2023. Dr Rickman trained as a pain fellow through Alfred Health and Austin Health. She has experience across a broad range of pain conditions, including acute, chronic and cancer pain presentations.

Prior to her pain medicine training, Dr Rickman was working as a general practitioner locally, with a focus on geriatric medicine and palliative medicine.

Dr Rickman is passionate about finding ways to simplify and improve living with a chronic pain condition. She has a warm communication style and will support you to optimise your self-management. Her multidisciplinary approach includes physical, psychological, pharmacological and interventional techniques.

Her main areas of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Musculoskeletal pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Medication optimisation


  • Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2023
  • Clinical Diploma In Palliative Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, 2020
  • Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 2017
  • Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies 2016
  • Diploma in Child Health 2015
  • Bachelor Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Queensland 2010
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology and Genetics) 2007

Dr (Tony) Kwun Tung Ng (吳 冠東 醫生)

Specialist Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine Physician


Dr Tony Ng - Specialist Anaesthetist

Dr Ng is a fellow in both anaesthesiology and pain medicine. He attained his fellowship qualifications in both Hong Kong College of Anaesthesiology (HKCA) and Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). He further subspecialised in pain medicine, especially pain intervention, and attained his pain medicine fellowship and Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice(FIPP) from the World Institute of Pain in 2015 and 2019 respectively. In 2015, Dr Ng was awarded the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine (HKAM) Distinguished Young Fellow in Anaesthesiology.

Before migrating to Australia from Hong Kong, Dr Ng worked as the Pain Director, Pain Management Unit, Department of Anaesthesia and Operating Theatre Services, Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong.

Currently he consults at Frankston Pain Management. He see patients at Beleura Private Hospital and Peninsula Private Hospital. He also consults at Tuen Mun Hospital in Hong Kong.

Dr Ng’s clinical expertise includes acute pain medicine, various chronic non-cancer pain management, chronic cancer pain and interdisciplinary pain management and interventional pain management. He has a keen interest in interventional treatment especially regenerative medicine including hydrodissection, joint denervation and neuromodulation. He also does anaesthetics.

Special Interests

  • Musculoskeletal pain including joint pain
  • Soft tissue pain and interscapular pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Head and neck pain including headache
  • Post-surgical pain (acute/chronic)
  • Pelvic pain
  • Hip pain/back pain including coccydynia
  • Cancer pain
  • Neuropathic pain: post herpetic neuralgia (PHN), chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS) etc

Current Professor Appointments

  • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in both the University of Hong Kong and the Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Honorary Consultant, Center for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
  • Honorary Consultant, Center for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan

Dr Ng has been invited to speak in multiple international and local academic conferences, such as:

  • ISURA (International Symposium of Ultrasound) in Toronto,
  • the ISSPS (International Symposium on Spine and Paravertebral Sonography for Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine) in Hong Kong in 2021,
  • the Pain Expo 2022 in Dubai (as a part of World Expo Dubai),
  • International Conference on Ultrasound in Pain Medicine,
  • Regenerative Medicine & Peripheral Neuromodulation in the UK in 2022.
  • Interviewed by the Pain Talks Education.
  • He has multiple publications on joint denervation/nerve block/regenerative medicine.
He assisted the Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZCA, to organize the Pain Spring Meeting in 2018 and 2021 whilst he has also been involved with the Faculty to revise a pain education online program for the health professionals called Better Pain Management.

You, The Patient

At Frankston Pain Management, you, the patient, are an integral part of your treatment. 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:

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- 9:00am to 5:00pm

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