Dr. Ramin Safakish, MD, FRCPc, is one of the several full-time anesthesiologists who works in Allevio Pain Management. If you want to see him personally as a consultant, your doctor MUST mention that in the referral letter. You would need to be patient in that case since his waiting list is longer than a few months. However, if you want to be seen sooner than later, your family doctor would refer you to Allevio Pain Management team and the first available consultant would see you.
- Was born in IRAN - Graduated from Alborz high school - Played for many many Volleyball teams for 6 from 12 years old to graduation from high school.
- Migration to Canada - Study computer programming in the Toronto School of Business - anesthesiology residency in Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario - Graduated for the second time from anesthesiology
- Move to London, Ontario to live - Work in Chatham Kent Alliance as anesthesiologis - learning about Chronic pain mangetout in Western University - Direct student of one of the best doctors in Chronic Pain, Dr. Morley-Forster - helping a large group of pain patients in South West of Ontrio - move to Toronto to learn more - the first full time doctor in Allevio Pain Management - help to Design the best ever, science base, evidence driven, independent Chronic Pain Management center in Canada - continue reading and thinking about the new techniques and new basic science - started developing the first ever tool for outcome measurement of different interventions in Chronic pain
Over the last 3 year, each Wednesday, I had the pleasure to see patients outside of Greater Toronto Area.
Not everyone whom I've seen was a new patient. In fact, many of them are my old patients who have many years of pain relief after the last RF procedure, and they inform me how productive and happy they have been since after the RF procedure.
The news of your happiness is my greatest joy, and makes me feel that I am a very fortunate person. My job is the best in the world. I am not giving up. PLEASE do not forget that the fuel for my engine is your smile.
Many of you already know that I suffer from chronic pain. For many years I felt angry, but not anymore. I treasure this pain as it is a gift that opened my eyes to your suffering. So please know this fact, you are among friends in our clinic.
Next year I would focus on publishing some of my knowledge, techniques and cases that could help other professionals all over the world helping pain patients.
Tele-Medicine in Ontario continues to be my home every Wednesday. Therefore, anyone in all Ontario can be seen for consultation by one of our other 5 doctors or me. The only requirement is having access to one of the many sites of Tele-Medicine.
One of the greatest news last year was the agreement of 3 OTN sites for having a dedicated day for our clinic.
It means for instance in Chatham; every Wednesday Chatham-Kent Alliance has dedicated the OTN facility and OTN nurse to Chronic Pain. For seeing a pain patient by one of our pain specialists, simply Allevio receptionists can book patients in a precise opening in Chatham without being worried about the availability of the OTN facility.
This agreement has been one of out greatest achievements in the treatment of Chronic Pain in Ontario. It would not be possible without passionate nurse manager in our clinic and kind and understanding OTN coordinators at those specific OTN sites.
I would like to thank all the people who try to make the life of a chronic pain patient, easier. If this option is interesting for you, talk to your doctor or check WWW.OTN.CA.
Happy New Year in advance. For many people, 2016 was not a good year. Equally, a group of individuals found the answer they were looking for, in 2016. All in all, that was a year ago, it is behind us. No matter how powerful of rich a person could be, the past would not change.
2017 is a new year. Think about it as a blank page in your life's book. You and you, the only person who can choose what to write on that page, so pick the best story.