Welcoming to our team

 

Northern Pain Centre is delighted to welcome to our team Dr Yi-Ching Lee and Clinical Psychologist Suzanne Gibson, both of whom are currently receiving referrals to see patients.

Dr Yi-Ching Lee

Dr Lee has dual specialist fellowship in Pain Medicine and Intensive Care Medicine.  She is appointed as a Pain Specialist at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. She is also an academic staff at the Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney.

Her areas of expertise include management of pain in those with trauma, complex medical issues, degenerative conditions, joint and muscle pathology, neuro-immunological conditions, women’s pain and cancer. These are built on her experience working in the Department of Neurology, Department of Pain Management, and as a sports doctor in regional and national sporting events.

She believes in understanding the person, not merely treating the disease.  She values holistic approach. She provides medication management and interventional treatment.

She is a strong-minded patient advocate and she constantly strives to provide the best available care. She is actively involved in research and has presented at national and international medical conferences. She is also passionate in education of medical students and junior doctors

 

 

Suzanne Gibson

Suzanne is a Clinical Psychology Registrar and is registered to practice as a psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA). She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. Suzanne has a special interest in the area of chronic pain and completed a dissertation on this topic as part of her training. She also has experience helping people to overcome suffering associated with anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, work-related stress, bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, postnatal issues and many other challenges.

Suzanne completed her Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Macquarie University and her Bachelor of Psychology with Honours at the University of New South Wales. She has over 15 years’ professional experience working with people facing work-related mental health issues, injury and trauma following a car accident and those managing chronic pain.

Suzanne is a warm and friendly psychologist who believes that the client is the expert of their own experience. She is passionate about facilitating change in people and empowering them to overcome their challenges. She predominately draws upon CBT and ACT strategies to enable this process.