General Practitioner. Chronic Pain, Women's Health & Mental Health Interest.

Yvette Bruce

Bachelor of Science (BSc, Nursing), ECU; Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) with Honours, UWA; Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP).
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Dr. Yvette Bruce isn't just a seasoned General Practitioner — she's a beacon of warmth, compassion, and dedication in the field of pain management and mental health. Her own deeply personal experience with persistent pain has imbued her with a profound empathy, allowing her to connect with patients on a level few can. Throughout her career, Yvette has developed an expansive skillset and deep understanding of persistent pain. She now offers that to patients with all forms of persistent pain at Painless, as well as to medical registrars, in her mentorship role for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

My Background

Beginning her medical journey at Edith Cowan University and later securing her MBBS with honours from The University of Western Australia, Yvette's professional path has been impressively varied. From nursing, adult medicine, and paediatrics to pain management, obstetrics & gynaecology, and mental health at premier institutions, she has embraced a multitude of roles. However, it's Yvette's lived experiences—her personal journey with pain and illness—that truly shape her approach, ensuring her patients feel seen, understood, and reassured they're not alone.

In addition to her vast clinical experience, Yvette played a key role in establishing the Bullsbrook Medical Center. Recognising her depth of knowledge and passion for nurturing the next generation of healthcare professionals, she also assumed a mentorship role as a RACGP Registrar Supervisor.

Aligning seamlessly with the values and interdisciplinary model at Painless, Yvette joined our team in 2023 to deepen her focus on persistent pain and complex conditions.

My Approach

Dr. Bruce understands pain — not just clinically, but personally. This personal connection, combined with her professional expertise, allows her to offer uniquely tailored care. Central to her approach is building a deep therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and understanding. She truly sees her patients, listens to their stories, and collaborates with them in their journey towards better health.

Her comprehensive approach to care sees her working hand in hand with interdisciplinary teams, ensuring that her patients benefit from wide-ranging expertise and holistic treatment plans. She's more than just a doctor; she's a relentless advocate for her patients, always seeking the latest treatments and strategies to help them reclaim their lives from pain.

My Favourite Therapies

  1. Diagnostic Investigations: Employing a range of medical tests and procedures to determine the underlying causes of a patient's symptoms, ensuring accurate diagnosis and treatment.
  2. Pain Medication Management: Assessing, prescribing, and adjusting pain relief medications, balancing effectiveness with potential side effects to optimize patient comfort and safety.
  3. Sleep Support: Offering tailored interventions to address sleep disorders or disturbances, ensuring patients receive restorative rest.
  4. Hormonal Care: Providing expertise in managing hormonal imbalances, aiding in issues from thyroid disorders to menopausal symptoms.
  5. Fatigue and Energy Management: Offering strategies and treatments to help patients combat fatigue and enhance their overall vitality.
  6. Women's Health and Pelvic Pain: Delivering specialized care for women, addressing challenges like endometriosis, PCOS, and other pelvic pain disorders.
  7. Men's Health: Catering to male-specific issues, from prostate health to hormonal imbalances.
  8. Mental Health: Using her training in Focused Psychological Strategies to provide comprehensive care for various mental health challenges.
  9. Mood Disorders: Offering treatments and supportive strategies for conditions like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety.
  10. ADHD + ASD: Providing care and supportive strategies for patients with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  11. Education: Ensuring patients understand their conditions, treatments, and the science behind their symptoms.
  12. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Coordinating with other healthcare providers, from neurologists to orthopedic surgeons, ensuring patients receive holistic care.
  13. Trauma-Informed Mental Health Care: Recognizing the deep impact of past traumas on present mental health and tailoring care to ensure safety, understanding, and healing.
  14. Lifestyle Recommendations: Advising on factors from nutrition to exercise that can impact overall health and wellness.

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Available in person or via telemedicine, anywhere in Australia.