Canadian Neuropathy Association
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Seeking Neuropathy Specialist

Hi. My dad is at wit's end over foot pain and burning. Physio and chiro care over the past month has not helped. He. has not yet been referred to a neurologist in/near Toronto. I will be demanding that his family doctor do so. Does anyone know of a Toronto area neurologist with a specialty in diabetic and/or peripheral neuropathy? And how does one see such a specialist without having to wait months for an appointmnet. My dad is a very strong man who has never complained about anything, so we're extremely worried now that he's saying he'd rather die than endure this pain any longer. Please help if you can. Thanks.

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Below is a list of Neurologist willing to take on new patients. Dr. Brill has an extensive background in Diabetic Neuropathy (also known as DPN - diabetic peripheral neuropathy) research. I would try her clinic at TGH first. Dr. Esmail is our chief medical adviser for the Canadian Neuropathy Association.

I hope this helps.

Garry Cyr

President - Canadian Neuropathy Association

Dr. Peter Ashby

Professor of Neurology

Toronto Western Hospital

399 Bathhurst Street

Toronto ON M5T 2S8

Tel: (416) 603-5017

Fax: (416) 603-5768

Dr. Pierre Bourque

Neurosciences & Neurology

Ottawa Civic Hospital

1053 Carling Avenue

Ottawa ON K1Y 4E9

Tel: (613) 761-5353

Fax: (613) 761-5360

Dr. Vera Brill

Professor of Neurology

Eaton Wing North 11-209

Toronto General Hospital

200 Elizabeth Street

Toronto ON M5G 2C4

Tel: (416) 340-3315

Fax: (416) 340-4189

Dr. S. G. Esmail - Director *MAB

Chief of Neurology

North York General Hospital

4001 Leslie Street

Toronto, ON M2K 1E1

Phone: (416) 756-6000

Fax: (416) 756-9047


*Medical Advisory Board


Clinical Neurological Sciences

London Health Sciences

University campus

Box 5339 Stn A 339 Windermere Road

London ON N6A 5A5

Tel: (519) 663-3236

Fax: (519) 663-3328

Dr. Elizabeth Pringle

Neurology Division

Ottawa General Hospital

501 Smythe Road

Ottawa On K1H 8L6

Tel: (613) 737-8689

Fax: (613) 737-8857

Dr. Michael Strong

Clinical Neurological Sciences

Room 70F10

London Health Sciences, University Campus

PO Box 5339 Stn A 339 Windermere Road

London ON N6A 5A5

Tel: (519) 663-3874

Fax: (519) 663-3609

Dr. Jiri Vajsar

Neurology Department

Toronto Hospital for Sick Children

555 University avenue

Toronto ON M5G 1X8

Tel: (416) 813-5668

Fax: (416) 813-6334


Thank you very very much for your quick and helpful response. Truly appreciated.


I too have this issue. I am a care giver. my wife suffers so badly from peripheral breaks my heart to see her cry her feet and hands get number. We need to find a health professional in Victoria or near us who specializes in this. We have tried so many meds and need

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