Dr David Pratt

Dr David Pratt

General Practitioner

MBBS, AFRCS, DipSEM, MFSEM (UK), Cert. Sclerotherapist (ACP), FRACGP

Dr David Pratt

About Dr david Pratt

David grew up in the United Kingdom and trained in a London teaching hospital, where he carried out research in Anatomy and Developmental Neuroscience and took the opportunity to work as an acting intern in a California Neurosurgical Unit in his final year. On graduation he worked in Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery and General and Vascular Surgery.

During his time in Vascular Surgery, he particularly enjoyed assisting the Vascular Surgeons with Aortic Aneurysm repairs and Varicose Vein Surgery. He noticed at first hand how cumbersome a procedure vein stripping was and was very aware of the risk of vessel and nerve injury as well as recurrence of the veins at a later date. He thought there must be a better way to treat this painful condition. He discovered the Australasian College of Phlebology several years later and is completing the requirements for the Diploma in Procedural Phlebology.

Along the way, a chance admission to his Orthopaedics Department put him in touch with a doctor from one of the UK’s top Rugby League Teams and he started to assist at the club on match days.

Eventually his passion for Sport resulted in his postgraduate training in Sports and Exercise Medicine, contributing to Men’s Health magazine and working as Team Doctor for the Scotland Under-19’s Football team amongst his other work in Sport.

His sense of adventure took him to New Zealand where he trained in Emergency Medicine before David and his wife chose to move to Australia. In Australia he worked as a lone doctor in a rural facility in Queensland for 8 years while training in Skin Cancer Surgery and Varicose Vein treatments. During this time he also assisted a local private Orthopaedic Surgeon one day a week which has kept him up to date with new developments in the field.

David now lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with his wife and two children. He is continuing his work in General Practice, Sports, Venous Disease and Aesthetic Medicine. 

Services

David currently works at the following locations

 

1.  Sippy Downs Family Clinic / HUR Cosmetics, Sippy Downs QLD 4556

GP services, Sports Injuries, Musculoskeletal Medicine and Skin Cancer, Mole removal and medical aesthetics.

 

2. Caboolture Super Clinic, Caboolture QLD 4510 General practice.

 

Dr David Pratt MBBS, AFRCS, DipSEM, MFSEM (UK), Cert. Sclerotherapist (ACP) , FRACGP Specialist GP (FRACGP)

Experience in: GP, Orthopaedics, Urology, Neurosurgery, General and Vascular Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Emergency Medicine (UK, NZ, Australia)

 

Specialist interests:

General Practice

Sports Medicine

Musculoskeletal Medicine

Varicose Veins and Venous Disease (Phlebology)

Aesthetic Medicine

 

Professional Memberships and Certifications

Medical Degree: UCL, University of London

Certified Sclerotherapist – Australian College of Phlebologists

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practice

Associate Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Member of Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine (UK)

Member of Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine

ACSM Team Physician Course 1 & 2

Varicose Vein Doctor

David offers non-surgical varicose vein treatments. He is a member of the Australasian College of Phlebology.

Services Dr Pratt can provide –

Microsclerotherapy:  for the injection of tiny veins often performed with magnification and an infrared vein location device.

Direct vision and Ultrasound Guided Foam Sclerotherapy: Used to treat small, medium and some larger varicose veins.

The treatment of hand veins and other unwanted veins on the body.

Further information about David’s varicose vein treatments can be found on his Varicose Vein Doctor website.

Regenerative Pain Relief Treatments

David can offer injectable, pain relieving regenerative treatments.

Treatment Options Include –

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP involves processing a blood sample in a centrifuge to obtain a highly concentrated mixture of platelets and growth factors. This is injected into the relevant area of the patient’s body that requires regeneration or healing.

Prolotherapy and Neuronal Prolotherapy
By injection of a dextrose solution into the affected area, Prolotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing processes to promote the growth of new connective tissue.

Viscosupplementation
Viscosupplementation eases knee osteoarthritis symptoms by injecting hyaluronic acid into the joint, reducing pain and potentially delaying surgery.

Further information about David’s regenerative treatments can be found on his Sunshine Regenerative website.

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