Dr James Forbes
MBBS, FANZCA and FFPMANZCA
Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Specialist Anaesthetist
Dr Forbes is a dual specialist in Pain medicine and Anaesthesia. He originally completed his medical training in the UK through the University of Bristol before migrating to Australia after resident years. Working in Australia, he has since gained his anaesthetic fellowship in 2018, and subsequently, pain fellowship in 2021. He has been diligent to maintain practice in both specialities as there is a large cross over and transfer of skill between the two specialities.
Dr James Forbes strives to deliver a high standard of care to my patients. Pain management requires a multidisciplinary approach, with the best outcomes requiring attention, not just to the disease process or injury but also the psychological and social aspects of the patient. He believes in the importance of excellent communication with both patents and other medical practitioners, and endeavors in providing evidence based, peer reviewed medical care for all patients.
Current appointments are for Axxon pain medicine across the sites of Brisbane Private Hospital, Greenslopes Private Hospital and Sunnybank Private Hospital. He also has a part time SMO anaesthetic role at the Surgical, Treatment and Rehabilitation Service (STARS) in Brisbane. He has an interest in helping people with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain, persistent post-surgical pain, persistent musculoskeletal and back pain.
He is trained in interventional pain management techniques such as nerve blocks, pulsed radiofrequency, radiofrequency neurotomy and neuromodulation including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation. He is also fully recognised and endorsed by the faculty of pain medicine for procedural intervention.