Chronic Pain Outreach Clinic
The Kingston Family Health Team has partnered with Dr. David Ruggles, Chronic Pain Specialist, to offer pain outreach clinics for our patients.
Dr. Ruggles provides assessment and recommendations for patients with chronic pain, with the exception of patients requiring interventional treatment, such as nerve blocks. Clinics are held at our Centennial, Norwest and Bagot St. locations and are open to all eligible KFHT patients. This is a unique service which has helped to improve access to chronic pain care. Patients are often seen in the clinic within 1-2 months following referral to the service, significantly reducing wait time to see a chronic pain specialist (the average wait time is normally anywhere from 12 to 18 months).
A referral from your healthcare provider is required to attend the chronic pain clinic.