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Inspirational Leaders In Health + Fitness

Dr Aman Ahuja, Director, Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist, Dr Khaldoon Alsaee Director, Pain Specialist and Psychiatrist, Craig Sullivan Director, Occupational Therapist

Dr Khaldoon Alsaee LiveWell Healthcare Group

H E A LT H C A R E G R O U P Park Haven Medical Centre 5–7 Bayswater Road, Hyde Park Townsville Private Clinic 136 Wills Street, Townsville City 4724 2592


DUOMagazine April 2017

It’s a big leap from Dublin to Townsville, but for Psychiatrist, Pain Specialist and Director at LiveWell Healthcare Group, Dr Khaldoon Alsaee ‘300 days of sunshine for 300 days of rain’ was a good trade. Dr Alsaee joined LiveWell, Townsville’s only private multidisciplinary pain clinic, in June 2016. “I trained in Psychiatry because I felt people with mental health issues weren’t treated the best,” says Dr Alsaee, who manages a variety of pain conditions along with mental health disorders. “I specialised further in Pain Medicine because I saw the overlap with mental health issues and addiction with many patients. How psychological and social stress is managed can have an impact on the severity of pain,” adds Dr Alsaee. “Having all the skills to manage these issues is useful to me as a practitioner, and effective and convenient for my patients.” LiveWell Healthcare Group, formerly LiveWell Pain Management Centre, offers a long list of services; occupational health, injury treatment, multi-disciplinary pain management, basic and advanced pain interventions/injections, Psychiatry, Psychology, Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Occupational Therapy, Upper Limb Rehabilitation, Guided Hydrotherapy and Lymphedema Therapy. “We are the only private practice to provide all these services under one roof where all clinicians

share one information system and communicate together,” Dr Alsaee explains. “We are no longer just a pain clinic; we offer a comprehensive list of services that complement each other.” Recognising the complexities of treating pain, LiveWell Healthcare Group is preparing the introduction of Pain Group Programs and Return To Work programs. The Pain Group Programs will be formulated to suit people – defence and ex-defence force members, and work cover and third party insured individuals to start off with – who experience chronic pain following an injury, and the programs will vary in intensity depending on the needs of the patient. “These programs will be unique to North Queensland and will assist employers in having one entity to communicate with, and assist patients in getting the best outcomes under one roof,” says Dr Alsaee, who is also a Consulting Psychiatrist at the Townsville Private Clinic and supervises Pain Medicine and Psychiatry trainees throughout North Queensland. “The relationship between Doctors and Allied Health is key to good patient outcomes. I strongly believe in a collaborative rather than just a biomedical approach. At LiveWell we have gone into business to build relationships, and achieve the best outcomes for our patients, their families and employers.”

DUO Magazine April 2017  
DUO Magazine April 2017  

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