Consultant physician in General Medicine, Rheumatology and Pain Medicine.
Dr Anand strongly believes that understanding the person is a vital part of improving healthcare experiences and delivering outcomes which matter to the individual. He is passionate about the journey individuals undertake towards well-being when faced with persistent pain and more importantly about “being-well” on that journey.
He is a part of multiple interdisciplinary teams to provide a holistic and multi-modal approach to one’s predicament. He offers interventional pain treatments as part of this multi-modal approach. He is keen to work along with other treatment providers including complementary medicine to ensure best outcomes for the individual.
He gained wide clinical experience during his multiple specialist training in varied medical specialities including rheumatology, oncology, respiratory, cardiology, gastroenterology, immunology rehabilitation medicine and neurology which gave him deeper understanding into the complex interplay of medical issues.
He has a very strong clinical and research interest in non-inflammatory based musculoskeletal pain – chronic low back pain, osteoarthritis, hypermobility syndromes, chronic widespread pain, fibromyalgia, central sensitivity syndromes and pain in the elderly.
He also is a staff specialist with Dementia Centre, Hammond Care and Greenwich pain clinic. He is actively involved in pain research and is an active member working in multiple projects with the Agency of Clinical Innovation, NSW, Australian Pain Society and International Association for the Study of Pain.
He is a trained facilitator of mindfulness based practices based on the breath and volunteers time for activities with the Art of Living foundation.
Dr Anand undertook his undergraduate medical training in Bangalore, India and specialist general medicine and rheumatology training in New Zealand. He later moved to Sydney to completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Royal Northshore Hospital.