About the Calgary Chronic Pain Program

Serving patients since 2000

Founded by the late Dr. Pam Barton and psychologist Dr. Paul Taenzer, the Calgary Chronic Pain Centre has been serving patients with chronic, non-cancer pain since the year 2000. 

We educate and empower people with chronic pain to achieve mental and physical well-being.

Service providers may include anesthesiologists, dietitians, family doctors, gynecologists, kinesiologists, neurologists, nurse practitioners, nursing aides, nutritionists, occupational therapists (OTs), pharmacists, physiatrists, physical therapists (PTs), psychiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses (RNs) and social workers.

Eligibility

Adults, 18 years of age and older, who:

  • have a family doctor prepared to work closely with the treatment team and provide follow-up

  • are in stable medical condition

  • are cognitively capable of participating in assessment and treatment

  • do not have a mental health condition that would preclude participation in assessment and treatment

  • do not have an untreated, unstable substance addiction

  • do not have an active cancer diagnosis

Note:  We will accept referral of WCB clients only with written notice of WCB acceptance for either a telephone consultation with a pain specialist or full chronic pain center multidisciplinary services.  Approval from WCB must be obtained prior to referring.

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