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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MbChB, FANZCA, FHKCA (Pain Medicine), FHKCA (Anaesthesia), FHKAM
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.
Dr Chan’s special interests include:
Cantonese and Mandarin
MBBS, DNB ANAESTHESIA, FFPMANZCA
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):
MBBS, MD, PDCC, ECFMG, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA
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):
Hindi and Gujarati
Dr Kaur is a Rehabilitation Physician with special interest in chronic pain management.
She applies evidence based interdisciplinary approach to her patients to achieve best outcomes.
She underwent her training in rehabilitation medicine at Peninsula Health, Monash Health, Epworth Healthcare, St John of God (Frankston) and Victorian Rehabilitation Centre (Springvale).
She currently also works as a Rehabilitation Physician at Beleura Private and The Melbourne Eastern Private Hospital.
Hindi and Punjabi
Monica Attard is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner who performs in-clinic pain assessments, medication management reviews and assists Dr Taverner and associates with interventional pain procedures. Monica is known for her compassionate care to all patients and provides a holistic approach to pain management.
Monica obtained her Masters of Nurse Practitioner at Monash University in 2019. She also holds post graduate certification in gerontology, immunisation and medical aesthetics. Monica is currently a member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners and participates in ongoing advanced training.
BA (Hons), D. Psych (Clinical), MAPS
Dr Timothy Doyle is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience; he brings a passion for careful assessment and understanding of individuals and the fundamental importance of client-centred therapy.
Dr Doyle is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, the College of Clinical Psychologists and the Society for Personality Assessment. He has been in private practice for over 12 years and is a Clinical Lecturer at Deakin University’s Faculty of Health (School of Medicine)
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: