Meet The Leg Vein Doctor
ABOUT DR NICHOLAS KEMP
Dr Nicholas Kemp is a Brisbane born and educated local that attended medical school at the University of Queensland. After graduation in 1981 he worked in the Public Hospital system mostly in Far North Queensland before travelling to Africa and working in a rural hospital institute in Zululand. Following that he undertook work in Lewisham Hospital, SE London in the United Kingdom but eventually due to adverse climatic circumstances he felt the need to return to the Sunshine State!
Nick then set-up a family general practice in Mount Isa where he not only ran a busy doctors group clinic but also provided the anaesthetic, surgical and obstetric services for the public hospital for 15 years. During this time Nick developed a recurrence of varicose veins in his leg after having had them surgically stripped a few years previously. It was whilst looking at treatment options for himself that he became aware of the new advances in technology changing the management of varicose veins overseas. He became so intrigued by these modern methods that he decided to pursue specialised training in the field and so relocated to the Gold Coast.
Nick commenced a preceptorship with the Australasian College of Phlebology (ACP) under the guidance of Sydney Phlebologist Associate Professor Kurosh Parsi and honed his skills while working consecutively at The Leg Vein Clinic and the Varicose Vein Clinic practices on the Gold Coast. Graduating top of the class, he was awarded the President’s Gold Medal for Sclerotherapy. He then went on to complete the Diploma in Procedural Phlebology and is part of the ongoing training programme to become a Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology. Feeling there was a gap in Ultrasound training and knowing one day that he would open up his own practice, Nick in 2012 completed the University of Sydney’s Post Graduate Medical Sonography programme to obtain the necessary certification in this field.
The decision to open The Leg Vein Doctor in Auchenflower was a straight forward one, having grown up in the Western Suburbs of Brisbane Nick wanted to bring his family back here. When Nick does have spare time he enjoys spending it with his wife and trying to keep up with his two young daughters. The family (dogs included) often head up to Noosa or Cairns to enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities the beach and reef have on offer. In particular they enjoy spending time building sandcastles, swimming in the ocean and Nick and his wife relish a rare peaceful meal out.
Dr Nicholas Kemp
MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRACOG
Dip. Procedural Phlebology (Australasian College of Phlebology)
Cert. Sclerotherapy (Australasian College of Phlebology)
Grad Crt Hlth Sc Medical Sonography (University of Sydney)
Cert. Ultrasound in Phlebology (Australasian College of Phlebology)