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Dr. F. Mitra MBBS, DA, D Ac, FRACGP

Farzana passed from Government Medical College, Nagpur University, India. She qualified as an Anaesthetist and worked for first 13 years of her career in this Speciality in India, North Africa and Middle-east. Farzana developed an interest in Family Practice and Chronic Pain, while working at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital and University, Suva, FIJI ISLANDS. She established a Pain Management Clinic at the above Hospital.
She has worked in Australia for 17 years, in Gladstone, Mt. Isa. For the last 12 years, Townsville has been her home.

She has worked in Australian Defence Force, Townsville General Hospital leading the Multi-Disciplinary Team of the Pain Management Clinic and General Practice, concentrating on Persistent Pain management. Her interest in Pain Management in general practice, led her to do research and publish a few papers in leading Journals. Farzana has presented papers at Conferences and conducted work-shops in Australia and abroad on Pain Management.

Recently she has acquired training in Sydney and overseas in treating pain by Photo-bio-modulation.
This technique has been practiced for several years in Europe and USA and been found very useful in not only chronic pain but also in acute sporting injuries. In USA it is routinely used by many Orthopaedic surgeons post-operatively to reduce pain, decrease swelling and pain and expedite healing. There are many other applications like helping in quit smoking. It is being trialled in depression and PTSD where patients do not wish to take medicines, have side-effects or not responding to medications.

Farzana’s training in Counselling from New Zealand has given her extra skills in helping patients deal with Mental Health problems.

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