The physicians at CPRI use fluoroscopy and ultrasound technology to guide needles to their targets. Medical literature shows improved accuracy (how close the needle gets to the target structure), outcomes (how well the procedure works), and safety (lower complication rates).
Highest Level of Training in Pain Medicine
Our co-founders have the highest level of training in Pain Medicine. Starting in 2014
, the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) began the Pain Medicine subspecialty training program and examination to certify subspecialists in Pain Medicine. Our Co-Founders are the first two physicians in Canada to complete RCPSC examinations in both Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. All programs at CPRI have been meticulously designed by our co-founders.
Our physicians recognize the effects of untreated chronic pain including disordered sleep, depression, anxiety, impact on personal relationships, work and home function. We believe that timely access to pain medicine treatments can help break this vicious cycle and improve our patients’ function and quality of life.
Empowering our patients and referring doctors
We understand the frustrations our patients experience when given different messages and diagnoses in the health care system. This is not due to a lack of knowledge or any missed conditions, but simply speaks to the nature and complexity of chronic pain conditions. With our experience in treating these, we hope to provide our patients and referring doctors a comprehensive understanding of diagnosis and management options.
Dedication to Teaching
Our co-founders have taken on various educational roles as Clinical Assistant Professors in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia. Our doctors hold staff and hospital privileges at teaching centres such as Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital, Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre and Fortius Institute. We are engaged in teaching and training the future generation of physicians through medical school, residency, & fellowship training. We are also engaged in teaching other physicians provincially, nationally, and internationally.