Sathish Rajasekaran is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist (Physiatrist) with subspecialty training in Sports Medicine, Diagnostic Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound, and Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. He is also certified in electrodiagnostic medicine. He joined the Kelowna Bone & Joint Health Clinic in 2016. Dr. Rajasekaran has an appointment in the Division of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of British Columbia as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
Diagnostic and Interventional MSK Ultrasound (no spine injections)
- Ultrasound guided joint injection and aspiration of the hip, shoulder, elbow, knee, ankle/foot, and wrist/hand
- Ultrasound guided interventional procedures (fenestration, tendon scraping, tenotomy, peripheral nerve block (no spine injections), hydro-dissection, etc)
- Diagnostic MSK ultrasound assessments
- As of June 2019 acute and chronic shoulder injuries that require advanced imaging can only be referred by community family physicians for a diagnostic ultrasound assessment by Dr. Rajasekaran at KBJH or by a radiologist at KGH, where MRI requests will no longer be accepted at KGH (KBJH Shoulder Symptoms Management Algorithm)
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG)
- Entrapment neuropathies and radiculopathies
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 2015-2016
Residency: Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, University of Saskatchewan Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, 2008-2013
Medical School: Doctor of Medicine, The Schulich School of Medicine University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada, 2004-2008
Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science with Honours, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, 1999-2004
Referrals from primary care physicians and all specialists: accepted
WorkSafe BC Referrals: accepted
Kelowna Bone and Joint Health now requires a completed standard referral form with all referrals. In addition to this, appropriate x-rays within 6 months of the referral need to be included in the referral. The standard referral form ensures that you are seen by the most appropriate physician in the shortest amount of time. The x-rays are required to ensure that your presenting complaints are fully assessed on the first visit, rather than having to book a follow-up appointment to provide treatment recommendations for your diagnosis.
If illness, travel problems or other extenuating circumstances arise, we appreciate a phone call as soon as possible so that we can make use of the office time for another patient and reschedule your appointment.
Missed appointments (without a phone call): Due to historical issues with no shows slowing patient access, a no show fee has been instituted. If you have to cancel for any reason, please call the office at least 48 hrs prior to your scheduled appointment to avoid this cancellation fee.
No Show Fee – $200 (new consultation), $300 (EMG consultation), and $100 (follow-up)
Referral letters will be returned to the referring doctor with a note stating that the appointment was not attended. Rescheduling will usually require another referral letter.
Due to the complex nature of most appointments, which include a full history, physical exam, diagnostic ultrasound assessment, and a review of treatment options (injection is done the same day), patients who show up late for an appointment will have to reschedule their appointment. A rebooking fee equal to the no-show fee will be applied. This fee is only due if you wish to rebook.
During COVID-19 we have asked patients to arrive 10 minutes early for their appointment. We have appropriately spaced patients 10 minutes apart, so there is no need to wait in your car or outside, our door is unlocked. Consequently if you are even a few minutes late, your appointment WILL be cancelled.
A letter is generated after each consult and sent to the referring doctor. Letters typically outline the diagnosis, the treatment options, and any follow-up required. Please feel free to review this letter with your family doctor.
If you still have questions or concerns after your consultation, please feel free to call and book a follow-up appointment. A lot of information is typically conveyed at the time of the first consult, and it is common to have additional questions or concerns arise. If you need further information on the problem and treatment options, or have any concerns, please feel free to call.