Dr Joseph Kluver  



Area: Pain Medicine

Dr Joseph Kluver is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician and Director at the Metro South Pain Rehabilitation Centre in Brisbane, Queensland. Dr Kluver has been a qualified medical practitioner for 12 years. 

Dr Kluver has an interest in the clinical management of chronic pain, the provision of pain services in the state of Queensland, Independent Medical Examination and Medico-legal assessment in the context of Pain Medicine.  

Dr Kluver holds dual specialist recognition for Pain Medicine and General Practice.  

Professional Qualifications and Associations 

  • Queensland University of Technology Bachelor’s Degree, Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse + Health Science (Public Health) – 2000 – 2004 
  • The University of Queensland Bachelor’s Degree, Medicine 2005 – 2009 
  • Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners  
  • Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2018 
  • MBBS, University of Queensland 2009 
  • Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health)/Nursing, Queensland University of Technology 2004 
  • Member, The Australian and New Zealand Headache Society  
  • Member, The Australian Pain Management Association 
  • Member, Australian Pain Society 
  • Member, International Association of the Study of Pain 
  • Certified Independent Medical Examiner – AMA Fifth Edition 2022

Current Positions 

  • Clinical Director of Metro South Pain Rehabilitation Centre and Specialist Pain Medicine Physician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane 

Areas of Clinical Expertise 

Persistent Pain in Adults using a multidisciplinary approach to care. Conditions regularly treated include Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic pain states, non surgical treatment for spinal pain. Pain with psychological and environmental influencers. Opiate supply and prescribing. 

Independent Medical Examiner 

Dr Kluver has provided independent medical reports for a number of requesting authorities including insurance organisations and legal practices. 

Dr Kluver is trained in the GEPI (Qld) and the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment 5th Edition. 

Previous Positions 

  • Role as Supervisor of Training – Princess Alexandra Hospital  
  • Contribution towards the management of Persistent Pain in the Primary Care setting – PA Hospital as Snr Registrar (2017) 
  • Pain Medicine Registrar, Metro South Persistent Pain Service (2016 – January 2018) 
  • General Practice Registrar (2013 – 2016) 
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse – Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital – (2005 – 2006) 

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