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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. 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. 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. Shawn McCann

Dr. Johan Du Plessis

Neil Pearson (PT, MSc)
Neil Pearson is a physiotherapist, yoga therapist and Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC. He works in Penticton exclusively with people with complex pain conditions, and provide therapeutic yoga classes. Neil's key areas of special interest are pain education and integrating therapeutic yoga with western pain care. www.lifeisnow.ca


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Ambulatory Care
2268 Pandosy St
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1T2
Clinic
Suite 303, 570 Raymer Ave
Kelowna, BC V1Y 4Z5
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Tel: 250-860-9754
Fax: 250-860-9760
Calls answered 9AM-12PM, 1PM-4PM
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Monday - Friday 8AM - 5PM
Dr. Paul Etheridge

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