About Wellbeings®

Wellbeings is a medical clinic that treats pain and addictions. We are well-established, having cared for patients for over a decade.

You are not alone! Wellbeings offers pain and addiction treatments in a private, discreet setting. We provide compassionate care, close to home. We have helped hundreds of patients over the years.

We have an expert team of specialized physicians, counsellors and healthcare providers to ensure you are getting the best care.

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Wellbeings’ Mission Statement

Every person deserves the right to be treated with dignity, respect and privacy.

Every person deserves the right to live a pain free life, and to be unencumbered by addiction.

History of Wellbeings

Wellbeings was founded by Peggi Shepherd DeGroote in 2010 to fill a medical need in the local community. Her goal was to provide highly specialized services to patients from Burlington and the surrounding cities.

Since its inception, Wellbeings has met that goal, helping thousands of patients to better manage their pain, to address their addiction and to live a happier and healthier life.

Founder, CEO, and President, Peggi Shepherd DeGroote

Wellbeings is an appointment-only clinic with minimal wait times for new patients. RAAM Clinic hours are also available. Wellbeings opioid dependency and addiction services are covered by OHIP. All medical services related to pain management are also covered by OHIP.

The newest treatments for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for pain and alcohol use disorder are covered by 3rd part insurance or self-pay.

Our Team

Wellbeings is pleased to have patient-centred physicians who specialize in pain management, addiction medicine, family medicine and psychiatry.

We will work closely with the primary care physician or specialist and the patient to improve quality of life.

Physician Team members include:

  • Dr. Michael Boucher, MD,  DCAPM, CIME,  Medical Director, Wellbeings®
  • Dr. Allison Blain, B.Sc, B.Ed, MD, FRCPC – practising in Pain Management and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)  
  • Dr. Priyanka Kapil, MD, CCFP – practising in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) including AUD and cocaine
  • Dr. Linda Korz, B.Sc, MD, LMCC, RCPC Fellow, RCPC (Anesthesia), RCPSC Specialist –Addiction Medicine
  • Dr. Eldon Tunks, MD, RCPSC Specialist – Pain Management and Psychiatry Supervisor
  • Dr. Suneel Upadhye MD, M.Sc, FRPC – practising in Pain Management

Our Community Partners

Wellbeings works with community partners including CAMH, ADAPT and local hospitals.

Our Research Partners

Wellbeings collaborates with world-renowned academic institutions to ensure we are providing our patients with the latest modern, evidence-based treatments. Our partners include the Imperial College and the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom, and McMaster University in Canada.