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 a specialist Rehabilitation Physician, a General Practitioner 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 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

Insurance

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

MBBS, FRCA, FANZCA, GDPM, FFPMANZCA, FIPP

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.

Qualifications

  • 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

Pain Medicine Specialist

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

Dr Wingsang (Vincent) Chan - Pain Medicine Specialist

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:

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

Qualifications

  • 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

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese and Mandarin

Dr Amanpreet Kaur

Rehabilitation Physician

MBBS FAFRM

Dr Amanpreet Kaur - Rehabilitation Physician

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.

Dr Bruce Shirazi

Rehabilitation Physician

MBBS FAFRM

Dr Bruce Shirazi - Rehabilitation Physician

Dr Bruce Shirazi is a rehabilitation specialist with extensive experience and training in complex pain issues. 

He currently holds a position as Director of Medical Services – rehabilitation at St John of God and consults weekly at at the Frankston Pain Management Clinic.

Dr Shirazi's special interest include complex analgesia regimes, general reconditioning and pain rehabilitation. 

He strongly believes in a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that incorporate achievable goals to help restore function and improve quality of life.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (Monash University)
  • Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Graduate Certificate in Pain Medicine (University of Sydney)
  • International Society for the Study of Pain (IASP)
  • World Institute of Pain (WIP)
  • Australian Pain Society (APS)

Dr Emily Rickman

General Practitioner

MBBS, FRACGP

Dr Emily RIckman - General Practitioner

Dr Emily Rickman is a dedicated clinician training in Pain Medicine.

She has a broad clinical experience, having trained and worked all over Australia. Dr Rickman has extensive experience in aged care and end of life care. Her aim is to help you find strategies and treatments to live as comfortably as you can.

Additional Qualifications

  • Clinical Diploma in Palliative Medicine
  • Provider of Focused Psychological Strategies
  • Diploma of Child Health
  • Bachelor of Science – Microbiology and Genetics, University of Queensland

Nurse Practitioner

Ms Monica Attard

RN, NP

Monica Attard - Nurse Practitioner

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.

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