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Dr. Paul Etheridge (MB.ChB, DA, CCFP)
Doctor Etheridge has training in family medicine, anesthesia and chronic pain management. He completed the Pain Medicine fellowship program at McGill University in 2011/2012.

Dr Etheridge is the Medical Director at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna, British Columbia. He specializes in ultrasound guided pain procedures and continues to do research in this field with McGill University.

Dr. W Francois Louw CCFP(EM), FCFP, MBChB(Pret), DA(SA), ECFMG, Adv. Dipl Pain Mgt CAPM (Interventional Pain Management)
Dr. Louw trained in South Africa and the UK as a GP/ Anesthetist about 2 decades ago, and worked in the Canadian Rockies for 14 years before moving with his family to the beautiful Okanagan valley in 2015.

Dr. Louw is a Clinical Assistant Professor, UBC Dept. of Family Practice and has a special interest in Comprehensive Pain Medicine. He holds Advanced Credentialing in Interventional Pain Management (Canadian Academy of Pain Management). He is a past director and current presenter of the UBC CPD Shock Course and has been on faculty for the ED Ultrasound Course, and the CARE course, which have all consistently been very highly rated by participants.

Dr. Louw currently provides multiple interventional pain treatments such as epidural injections, facet joint injections, medial branch blocks, nerve blocks and joint and myofascial injections and others at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre in Kelowna.

After training at the University of Wisconsin 8 years ago with the HHP Foundation, he furthermore successfully introduced dextrose and PRP prolotherapy into his practice.

He furthermore also works as an ER physician in the Kelowna Hospital ER.

Dr. Louw has a keen interest in Sports Medicine and has volunteered for multiple events such as Alpine Skiing World Cup events for nearly 10 years (mostly to get a free ski pass for the day!), as well as the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He has also volunteered as a physician in Honduras, Central America.

Current research interests include regenerative treatments for osteoarthritis, TMJ prolotherapy, PRP injections for facet arthropathy, and opioid reduction.


Dr. Rick De Villiers (MB.ChB)
Dr. De Villiers completed a Bachelor's degree in Science with a subsequent Honour's degree in Medical Science (Pharmacology). In 1997 he completed a Master's degree in Medical Science (Pharmacology) with destinction.

He has worked in Family Medicine for more than 10 years and started working at the Okanagan Interventional Pain Clinic in June of 2013. He obtained further training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound through the Burwin Institute and Completed an Advanced Course in Ultrasound-guided Pain procedures.

He is a Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Pain Management.


Dr. Arun Ganesan

Dr. Caitlin Holtby

Dr. Marc Lourens (MBChB, Diploma of Anethesthesia, CCFP (FPA), PgCPain, U of Alberta)
Dr. Lourens worked in South Africa as an Anesthetist before coming to Canada where he has been a family physician for the past 20 years and running a pain management clinic for the last 10 years.
He also co-facilitates PainSense, a chronic pain education group. He has done further training in Ultrasound-guided pain procedures. His interests are regenerative medicine, focussing on thoraco-lumbar spine and peripheral joints.

Dr. Juan Venter

Dr. Shawn McCann

Dr. Brenda Farnquist

Dr. Pieter De Bruyn

Dr. Sydney van Wyk

Dr. Mike Butterfield
Michael Butterfield completed his Medical Degree at UBC. He then moved to Halifax to complete his specialty training in psychiatry.
He returned to Vancouver to be the inaugural resident of the Pain Medicine subspecialty training program at the UBC in July 2016. His areas of interest which include neuropathic pain, addiction medicine, interventional pain medicine and headache medicine.
He currently works at St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital, the UBC Headache Clinic, the NINET lab at UBC and at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre primarily providing care to individuals living with chronic pain.
He is also the Director of the Pain Medicine Residency Program and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC with appointments in the Departments of Psychiatry and Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Dr. Pam Squire
Doctor Squire currently practices in Vancouver B.C. where she has a consultative practice in complex pain. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the department of Family Practice at the University of British Columbia and is involved in medical education and curriculum development for both undergraduate and post-graduate physicians. She was a member of the guidelines committee (2010-2012) for Pain Medicine, the national group mandated to write the curriculum for the new Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons specialty of Pain Medicine.

In 2008 she was given the inaugural Helen Hays award for excellence in pain management and in 2010 she was given the Academic Pain Educator of the Year award by the American Society of Pain Educators.


Dr. Owen D Williamson (MBBS, FRCSC, FFPMANZCA)
Dr Owen Williamson is an orthopedic surgeon who specialised in spine and trauma surgery. In 2007 he became the first orthopedic surgeon in Australia to be accredited as a specialist pain medicine physician.
Since migrating to Canada in 2011, Dr Williamson has practiced as a pain physician at the interdisciplinary Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre Pain Clinic in Surrey, BC.
Dr Williamson specialises in the management of spinal and peripheral musculoskeletal pain.

Dr. Audrey Chen

Dr. Rob Eger

Dr. Al Hooper
Dr. Hooper has pursued an interest in MSK injuries for the past 25 years. Initial work in sport and occupational medicine led to training in interventional procedures for chronic pain.
In 2004, he co-founded the Advanced Spinal Care Centre (ASCC), a multi-disciplinary pain clinic in Calgary. Research at ASCC produced several publications on Prolotherapy and RF Neurotomy.
Dr Hooper continues to hold teaching positions at the Universities of British Columbia and Calgary. His current practice is limited to treatment of post-partum sacroiliac pain, and injuries from motor vehicle accidents.

Norm Hanson, Practice Manager

Dani Cowie, Medical Office Assistant

Natalie Greive, Medical Office Assistant

Pamela Hanson, Medical Office Assistant

Madeleine Eames, PT, Pain Education
Madeleine Eames is a psychotherapist, mindfulness and yoga teacher. She works exclusively with clients who suffer with trauma, anxiety and pain.
She has a Masters of Social Work from University of Toronto ('92) and specialized training in trauma therapy, yoga for chronic pain and trauma-sensitive yoga.
Currently, she teaches mindfulness for anxiety, breathe to heal and pain education classes.

Mary-Ellen McNaughton, Pain Education

Sonja Du Plessis, Physiotherapist


Hospital
Ambulatory Care
2268 Pandosy St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2
Clinic
309-2755 Tutt St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 0G1
Call
Tel: 250-860-9754
Fax: 250-860-9760
Calls answered 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM
Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
Dr. Paul Etheridge

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