Dr Charlotte Johnstone

Pain Management Specialist and Anaesthetist

MBChB, FANZCA, FPMANZCA

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Inner West Bondi Junction

Pain Medicine Sydney: Our pain philosophy

At Pain Medicine Sydney we believe effective pain management is a process. Often it takes many years for a pain condition to develop. The process of unraveling your pain condition may also take time. However, the good news is that pain and the pathways that transmit pain are dynamic and with the correct treatments these pathways can change.

Our dedicated team of specialists offer a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management which combines medical and holistic techniques.

We recognize that pain is a ‘whole person’ issue.  Therefore our process incorporates a variety of treatment options and results in more favourable patient outcomes. In order to improve your quality of life and the pain you experience some or all of these treatment options will be considered.


The pain we treat

  • Back pain
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Widespread pain
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Upper and lower limb pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Chest pain
  • Pain following injury

Pain management

A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary pain management process involving:

  • Pain diagnosis
  • Medication rationalisation
  • Physical therapies
  • Psychological treatment
  • Lifestyle planning
  • Nutritional support Interventional pain procedures

About Dr Charlotte Johnstone

Dr Charlotte Johnstone is a pain medicine specialist who believes that people can recover from chronic pain. She is dedicated to the provision of best practice wholistic pain treatment.

Dr Charlotte Johnstone obtained her primary medical degree (MBChB) at Otago University and later trained in anaesthesia (ANZCA) and pain medicine (FFPMANZCA) in Sydney Australia. She has been a practicing pain medicine specialist since 2002.

Dr Johnstone practices peri-operative and persistent pain management at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is the team leader for the management of pain in pelvic exenteration (major abdominal surgery).