The Revelstoke Pain Clinic has opened its doors to local patients, offering various interventional pain treatments. The clinic, founded by Revelstoke pain physician Dr. Kurt Deschner, aims to reduce the travel burden for local patients requiring these specialized services.

The clinic welcomes patients to their new location on the second floor of Queen Victoria Hospital, in the Public Health wing. Patients can be referred to the pain clinic by their family physician, with services funded through MSP for B.C. residents. 

The clinic says it extends thanks to the extensive support of Revelstoke community members and numerous community and provincial organizations. The clinic is the product of a collaborative initiative and received support from many throughout the planning and implementation process, the clinic said in a statement.

The collaborative community initiative will allow Revelstoke patients to access specialized treatment in town. Photo: Revelstoke Pain Clinic

Opening ceremony

Back row (left to right): Sarah Forster, Dr. Rosemary Kelsall, Kelly Thomas, Dr. Chris MacDonald, Dr. Cam MacLeod, Dominik Dlouhy, Stephen Hui, Mark Slubowski, Dr. Paul Etheridge. Front row (left to right): Michaela Swan, Julie Lowes, Gina Klevorick, Jenn Brunelle, Lisa Lamothe, Dr. Kurt Deschner, Kara Grist, Diane Popplewell, Cheryl Fry, Joanne Anderson, Bev Weige, Megan Cox, Jennifer Schott. On iPad: Dr. Greg Siren. Photo: Lindsay Donovan

“I am committed to continuing to use this space to offer treatments, tools and support to patients navigating their pain journeys, emphasizing a biopsychosocial approach to pain management,” says clinic founder Dr. Kurt Deschener. “This clinic is an Interior Health Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre network affiliate. Alongside providing interventional pain modalities and collaborating with our excellent local Allied Health providers, the clinic provides patients access to virtual classes in pain education and psychological support. This is to empower patients to develop tools for effective self-management.”

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