FocusWave Clinic's mission is to be Ottawa's premiere clinic for the treatment of chronic pain and Sexual Health conditions (Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie's Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome) using focused shockwave therapy.
Using the highest quality shockwave therapy equipment, approved for use by national regulators to treat various indications, our clinicians hope to repair, and ultimately heal, the most serious health issues you face everyday.
Focused or Linear shockwave therapy, while more costly than radial or acoustic therapy, is a revolutionary treatment that provides a painless, drug-free, non-invasive solution for many different patients.
The future for Focused shockwave therapy is bright - we look forward to adding Neurological and Dermatological indications to our treatments.
Hugo is a trained vascular surgeon, graduating as an MD from the University of Guayaquil, Ecuador in 1980. He then went to the US where he trained in general and vascular surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in Louisiana and Lahey Medical Clinic in Massachusetts.
Hugo moved to Canada in 2010 where he worked as director of the Reimer Clinic and of a Chronic Pain Clinic. In 2017, while working at a new clinic, he discovered shockwave therapy and began to offer it as treatment for erectile dysfunction.
Seeing the potential for overwhelming success of this new modality, specifically as a result of his own experience living with a family member who deals with extreme chronic pain issues, and in conjunction with his background in vascular diseases, Hugo decided to start his own shockwave therapy clinic.
Hugo is Vice President of FocusWave Clinic.
Drew graduated from the University of Waterloo as the Valedictorian of the Year 2000 Science Faculty. In his final year of study, he achieved the highest grade (A) completing an Honours Research Project on the effect of oxidative stress on transgenic mice with Dr. John Carlson's Animal Physiology PhD team.
Following graduation, Drew spent the next 20 years in high finance and high technology. From 2000-2010, Drew lived in Los Angeles and worked in the commodity brokerage business, where he eventually started his own firm which he ultimately sold to a Chicago based FCM.
In 2010, he returned to Ottawa, and until 2020, he led the sales and marketing team of a publicly traded satellite business. The company has become a world leader in commercial mobile antenna manufacturing and design.
Although healthcare has always been of specific interest to Drew, it took a global pandemic to renew his passion for the field. Drew is President of FocusWave Clinic and runs the day to day operations.