About Us

We understand that persistent pain is physically and emotionally exhausting. We recognise that it affects all aspects of your life and that of your loved ones. We aim to provide a timely and thorough assessment and formulate a “whole person” tailored treatment plan for each patient. As a team, our objective is to become trusted collaborators in your self-directed active management. Where appropriate, Interventional pain procedures (radiofrequency treatment, spinal cord stimulators) are offered to public and private patients as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy.
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Our Team

Dr Shaun Clarke

Dr Clarke is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Specialist Anaesthetist.
Dr Clarke graduated in medicine from the University of London in 1999. He went on to complete specialists anaesthetic training in the UK and emigrated to Australia in 2010. He formalised an interest in pain medicine by completing his fellowship training at the Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital).
Dr Clarke is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Faculty of Pain Medicine of ANZCA.
Dr Clarke sees patients with all types of persistent pain including cancer pain. He has an interest in regional anaesthesia and interventional pain medicine including neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation). Dr Clarke has an empathetic and pragmatic “whole person” approach focusing on functional outcomes, not just pain reduction. Reducing the burden of opioid and other medications frequently forms part of the tailored treatment strategy.

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pain coffs harbour

Carol Clarke

Carol is our Practice Manager. She earned her Bachelor Of Nursing degree from the University of Surrey, England in 2000. She practiced as a General and Cardiac Intensive Care Sister for 12 years before joining the team. She is responsible for the day to day operational management of the practice, while maintaining an efficient and professional work atmosphere.

Lyn Wilson

Lyn moved from Sydney with her husband in 2002 to Coffs Harbour and has 37 years of experience as a Medical Receptionist/Secretary - 27 years in radiology, 9 years in neurology and neurosurgery and the last 9 months with Pathia Pain Management/Anaesthetics. Lyn has a excellent rapport with our patients and staff and as part of our team is dedicated to making your visit a pleasant experience. Lyn will go beyond the normal bounds to help where possible to achieve a smooth transition through the Medicare and medical "minefield".

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pain coffs harbour

Natasha Plumbe

Natasha Plumbe RN is our Pain Nurse, an integral part of our dynamic team. She earned her Bachelor of Nursing degree from Griffith University, Queensland in 1997 and is currently completing post graduate studies in Pain Management through the University of Sydney and The Pain Management Research Institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital. Natasha has 19 years of nursing experience within the perioperative field, predominantly in Anaesthetics and Recovery Room nursing.

Jennifer Rees Brown: Associate

Jennifer is a registered psychologist providing psychological therapy to teenagers and adults dealing with a range of difficulties including mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, chronic pain, addictive behaviours and adjustment issues.

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pain coffs harbour

Tim Robinson: Associate

Tim is a practicing physiotherapist in Coffs Harbour with a special interest in persistent pain and is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).
Tim graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Newcastle in 2015 and was awarded 'First Class Honours'.
Beyond persistent pain, Tim has experience spanning across each of the core areas of physiotherapy including musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, orthopaedic rehabilitation and neurological physiotherapy.
Tim currently works privately at Coffs Physiotherapy & Backcare, Coffs Harbour http://www.coffsphysio.com.au