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The Headache Clinic at the University of British Columbia takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of your head and face pain.
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About

About

 

The Headache Clinic at the University of British Columbia takes a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of your head and face pain.

Although most headaches are migraines, not all headaches are migraines. In fact there are 22 different primary headache disorders and hundreds of secondary headache disorders defined by the International Headache Society. In order to obtain proper management of your headache an accurate diagnosis must first be made. This involves consultation with a neurologist and you may require investigations (CT, MRI, lumbar puncture). Once you are given a diagnosis you will be given a personalized treatment plan. This will be a multipronged approach that will address triggers, stresses, lifestyle issues and may involve the use of supplements, oral medications or Botox injections.

Headache Clinic Team Members

Physician

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Dr. Spacey is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Division of Neurology at UBC. She obtained her medical degree at the University of London, UK and completed a residency in Neurology at UBC and a fellowship in Neurogenetics at Queens Square, University of London, England. Dr. Spacey is the Director of the Headache Clinic. She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Canadian Congress of Neurological sciences, and is vice president of the Canadian Headache Society. In addition to clinical practice Dr. Spacey teaches for the Faculty of Medicine and is the Director of the UBC Clinician Investigator Program.

Pharmacists

Larry Leung

Larry Leung is a lecturer and pharmacist at the Pharmacists Clinic, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Larry is involved with providing comprehensive medication management to patients referred to the Headache Clinic.  Larry is also involved in initiatives in the communities to further pharmacy practice and he teaches in the pharmacy and nursing programs at UBC.




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Jason Min joined UBC in 2013.  Jason coordinates and instructs for courses in both the Faculty of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing. In addition to providing comprehensive medication management to patients referred to the Headache Clinic, Jason is also a pharmacist at the Pharmacists Clinic, University of British Columbia which is Canada’s first university-owned, licensed, pharmacist-led, patient care clinic.

Rosanne Thalakada

Dr. Rosanne Thalakada completed her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at the University of British Columbia in 2009, a Hospital Pharmacy Residency at Vancouver Coastal Health-Providence Health Care in 2010 and obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Toronto in 2013. In addition to providing comprehensive medication management to patients referred to the Headache Clinic and UBC Pharmacists Clinic, she teaches in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Entry-to-Practice PharmD program.