Physiatry, Pain Medicine

DO, FABPMR, FRCPC (Physiatry)

Dr. Best is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R, Physiatry) and Interventional Pain Medicine specialist practicing in the Greater Vancouver Area. 

He completed his undergraduate degree in exercise & health physiology through the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, consistently ranked one of the best kinesiology programs in the world. He then completed medical school at Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee. From there, he completed his PM&R residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was also named chief resident in his final year of residency. Finally, he completed an Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital, in Boston. He is board certified in PM&R and Pain Medicine through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 

Dr. Best specializes in the diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of spine, orthopedic, musculoskeletal, and neurologic pain conditions. Utilizing a thorough history and physical examination, imaging (x-ray, MRI, CT), electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS), and/or diagnostic injections, Dr. Best can precisely identify the source of a patient’s pain. He then formulates a comprehensive treatment plan that may consist of medications, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, home exercise program, pain psychology, and/or a wide variety of injections and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Best’s ultimate goal for his patients is to improve their pain and function, allowing for a more active and fulfilling lifestyle. 

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Best enjoys spending time with his family and friends, lifting weights, playing hockey, taking his German shepherd, Vera, on long walks, and cheering on his beloved Edmonton Oilers.