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BSc(Med), MBBS, MHS (Clini.Epi.), FRACP

Specialist Physician – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nuclear Medicine
 

Dr Kevin Lee is an Australian trained Specialist Physician in Endocrinology/Diabetes and Nuclear Medicine. He is a staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital in Department of Nuclear Medicine and Specialised PET services.

He is offering private practice sessions by appointment at Banyo Clinic.

Dr Lee has weekday & weekend bookings available. For booking inquiries (if you have an existing referral), please speak to one of our friendly receptionists by phoning 3267 5088. Otherwise, please make an appointment with your GP to discuss.

He underwent undergraduate medical training in Sydney, completing post-graduate training throughout Queensland. He has a Masters of Health Studies in Clinical Epidemiology and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is an associate senior clinical lecturer with University of Queensland and a registrar supervisor with the college.

He is a strong advocate for patient-centric care. He has special interest in obesity, thyroid, cardiometabolic diseases and lipidology. He has given talks internationally and nationally in topics of endocrinology and molecular imaging.

He is also a regular microblogger with more than 4000 followers on Twitter and more than 1000 followers on Facebook.

https://twitter.com/dr_kevinlee/

https://www.facebook.com/kevinleeFRACP/

Available: Thursdays

BSc(Hons), MBChB (Hons) FRACS (Ortho)

Orthoaedic Surgeon – Hips and Knees

Dr Ottley has been working in the field of orthopaedics for over 15 years with a subspecialty fellowship in Hip and Knee Surgery.  Having founded the Brisbane Hip and Knee Clinic, Dr Ottley has treated patients from London to Cairns to the Gold Coast training in both basic and complex orthopaedic surgical procedures including hip and knee arthroscopy, sports injuries, ACL reconstruction, young adult hip conditions, and complex hip and knee replacement and revision surgery.

Having worked at Prince Charles Hospital, Mater Hospital, St Andrews and the Brisbane Hip and Knee Clinic, Dr Ottley is a very welcomed addition to the Banyo Clinic team.  He is dedicated to assisting patients with Hip and Knee evaluation, diagnosis and both surgical and non-surgical treatment strategies.

Dr Ottley specialises in:

  • Hip and Knee Joint Replacements including minimally invasive anterior approach hip surgery and revision surgery.
  • Sports injuries of the Knee and Hip including Arthroscopy and ACL reconstructions.

Available: Tuesdays and Fridays

BN, BHSc (Pub Health), MBBS, FRACGP, FFPMANZCA

Specialist Physician in Pain Medicine

Dr Joe Kluver has worked in the area of pain medicine for the past 4 years. He completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2017. Since then he has worked as a staff specialist at the PA hospital as well as in the private sector. He is also on several committees on both the State and Federal level and works as the supervisor of training of pain medicine for the Brisbane Metro South Region. Prior to his fellowship in Pain Medicine he obtained fellowship with the Australian college of General Practitioners in 2015.

Dr Kluver utilises all treatment modalities for chronic pain. This includes Physical, Psychological, Pharmacological and Procedural pain management options. Dr Kluver places particular emphasis on medication rationalisation and medication safety. He feels that chronic pain is best managed by helping people do what is important to them.  He will help you achieve this by acknowledging the pain itself may persist but the ability to engage in the world around you may be improved.

More about pain and what Dr Kluver does:

Chronic pain is a common problem with some studies finding 20% of the Australia population are affected. It is intrusive to people’s mental health, social lives, professional lives and physical health. Often treatments are not effective or only partially effective and may even be associated with substantial treatment induced harm. Medications can have significant adverse reactions like sedation, constipation, lowering of mood and endocrine abnormalities. Addiction is currently very much in the spotlight with increasing numbers of people on escalating opioid doses in the absence of lasting improvement in their pain or pain induced loss of function.

Much of this can be attributed to a focus on reducing pain instead of a focus on reducing the suffering associated with chronic pain. We know more and more that if we can help people engage in meaningful activities their quality of life is much better then if we just try to reduce a pain score.

The management of chronic pain is therefore much more than just medication or procedures to dull the severity of pain. Yes, these treatments have role but to rely on them exclusively will see a loss of any improvements gained and an introduction of treatment related harms. Therefore, the management of chronic pain must encapsulate;

  1. Physical – looking at activity planning to reduce flare ups and help reconditioning without causing substantial flare ups
  2. Psychological – Not only is it vital to optimise mental health but specific psychological therapies can substantially reduce suffering for people suffering chronic pain
  3. Medications – Although we must be careful and realistic with what they can achieve, at the right time and for the right person some medications can help with symptoms and help them engage with physical and psychological therapies
  4. Procedures – Similar to medications, procedures carry risks and must be approached carefully. They can be very useful as part of a wider pain management plan however often offer limited utility when used on their own.

As you would imagine the management of chronic pain is broad and not covered comprehensively here. Instead I want to introduce the concept that chronic pain is not managed by people giving you drugs and sticking needles in you but instead with active physical engagement, lifestyle medication and engagement in psychological therapies which provide a safe and lasting improvement in someone’s quality of life.