Meet The Leg Vein Doctor
ABOUT DR NICHOLAS KEMP
Dr Nicholas Kemp is 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) in 2008 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 completed the 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.
In 2018 at the XV11 UIP World Congress of Phlebology Dr Kemp was awarded his Fellowship with the Australiasian College of Phlebology.
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. He has a family history with the Darling Downs and so wanted to continue that association by running a monthly vein clinic in Toowoomba. 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 heading to Stradbroke, Noosa or Cairns to enjoy the beach.
Dr Nicholas Kemp
MBBS, FRACGP, FACRRM, DRACOG, FACP
Fellow of the Australasian College of Phlebology
Grad Crt Hlth Sc Medical Sonography (University of Sydney)
Cert. Ultrasound in Phlebology (Australasian College of Phlebology)