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 coming to Australia where, once he settled in, 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.
He has now relocated to South East Queensland where he is continuing his work in General Practice, Sports, Venous Disease and Aesthetic Medicine.
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)
Varicose Veins and Venous Disease (Phlebology)
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
Dr David Pratt is an experienced doctor, who has practiced in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, with over 25 years experience.
He has postgraduate qualifications in Surgery, Sports medicine, Aesthetic Medicine and Phlebology.
He works in general/ family practice with an emphasis on Sports Medicine, Venous Disease and Aesthetic Medicine.
He is a member of the Cellular Medicine Association, a member of Sports Doctors Australia, a member of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Medicine Association and a certified sclerotherapist with the Australasian College of Phlebology.
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