Maitland Valley Family Health Team Brochure by housework


									               MVFHT VISION                                Maitland Valley FaMily
To maximize the health of our community by                HealtH teaM locations and
doing as much as we can, as well as we can, for as           Hours oF operation:
many as we can.

                MVFHT GOAL                                  Maitland Valley Medical centre
To enhance access to primary care services for the              180 Cambria Road North
residents of west Huron County while maintaining
other critical health services.                                 Goderich, ON N7A 4N8
A Family Health Team (FHT) is an approach to                      Phone 519-524-6060
primary health care that brings together health                    Fax 519-524-5225
care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible
quality of care for you - the patient.                     Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Designed to give primary health care providers              **Closed all statutory holidays.**
support from other allied health professionals, the
Maitland Valley Family Health Team consists of
Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses and other
health care professionals who work together so                      dr. Hollingworth
that patients receive the very best care.
                                                                181 Cambria Road North
The Maitland Valley FHT is patient-centered and
gives you access to a number of primary health                  Goderich, ON N7A 4N8
care services from a variety of team members,                     Phone 519-524-5385
including your primary health care provider.                        Fax 519-524-8926
For example:                                                      Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
• Your primary health care provider will continue to
   see you during regular office hours.
                                                                   9:30 a.m. - 4:30.p.m.                                                           Maitland Valley
                                                                  (closed Wednesdays)
• You will have access to other health care
  professionals within the FHT, such as a Nurse
  Practitioner, Nurse, Dietitian, Social Worker,
                                                             **Closed all statutory holidays.**                                                         Family Health Team
  Psychologist and Pharmacist.
• If you see another Doctor, Nurse Practitioner
  or allied health professional within the FHT,                     Laboratory Services
  your primary health care provider will receive          The MVMC FHT has laboratory services
  documentation about the nature of your problem
  so that he/ she will always be up-to date about            available on site Monday to Friday.
  your medical condition.                                            Hours of Operation:
• The FHT is able to take advantage of information      Monday         8:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 5:00
  technology to organize your health information
  and share it securely with other health               Tuesday        8:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 5:00
  professionals on the team.                            Wednesday 8:00 – 12:30                        For additional information please contact:
                                                                                                                 Lorri Lowe, FCMA
• The Maitland Valley FHT is organized to offer         Thursday       8:00 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 5:00
  you timely access to high quality primary care.                                                                Executive Director
  Research shows that this access results in patients   Friday         8:00 – 12:30                         Phone 519-524-6060 ext 240
  being healthier longer.                                                                                        Fax 519-524-5225
        PRIMARY HEALTH CARE                                      MVFHT ALLIED                                                                                                patient serVices
             PROVIDERS                                       HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
                                                                                                                                                                  Primary Care Patient Visits - The MVMC FHT
Primary health care providers are responsible         Registered Nurses (RN)                               Social Worker – Lynne Harris                           offers regular clinics for patients of the FHT. You
for:                                                  The Registered Nurse works together with             The practice of social work involves the               will be seen by a Physician or Nurse Practitioner
• performing medical assessments on patients          primary health care providers in the provision of    assessment, diagnosis and treatment of an              during these visits.
• the treatment and management of patient’s health    primary care for patients. At the Maitland Valley    individual’s interpersonal and societal problems.
  needs                                               FHT, Nurses work directly with the primary health    Social Workers provide the psychosocial
• education in the areas of medication,               care provider to provide health assessments,         perspective to complement the medical                  Diabetes Clinic – This clinic provides ongoing
  disease and issues relating to disease              treatment and management of disease, education       perspective. The Social Worker can provide             assessment and follow up for patients of the
• advocacy for the patient in navigating              and advocacy and collaboration with other health     individual and group counseling, linkages to           MVMC with diabetes for the purpose of achieving
  through complex health care systems                 professionals and agencies.                          other community resources, education on mental         and maintaining optimal health.
• referral and collaboration with other health care                                                        health issues and advocacy.
  providers and agencies
                                                                                                                                                                  Other Specialty Clinics and Patient Services
The Maitland Valley FHT has two types of              Diabetes Nurse Educator and Program                                                                         (currently being offered or under development,
primary health care providers:                        Coordinator – Joan Hutton                            Psychologist – Dr. Arnold Muller                       including but not limited to)
                                                      The MVMC FHT has an RN specifically to               Psychologists assess behavioural and mental            • Flu shot clinics
1. Physician                                          provide education and support to patients with       conditions, diagnose psychological disorders and       • Healthy living programs (i.e. smoking cessation,
The key role of the Family Physician is to provide    diabetes and related chronic diseases. This          treat these disorders through behavioural therapy.        weight management, )
continuous primary care to individual patients        RN works with all the Physicians and Nurse           Therapy helps people deal with mental health           • Coping with chronic pain, anxiety and
and their family members. The Physician helps         Practitioners to provide specialized care for the    issues.                                                  depression
to coordinate the patient’s care and helps them       treatment and management of health for individual
navigate through the health care system. Family       patients. Programs focusing on diabetes, healthy
Physicians have expert knowledge about the            living, wellness and preventative health care are                                                           Making Appointments
health care system, health promotion and health       provided regularly.                                  Referrals – Referrals to any of the above allied       Please allow us to schedule your visit appropriately
maintenance. Physicians also provide consultation                                                          health professionals can be made through your          by providing our office staff with the reason for
services to Nurse Practitioners.                                                                           Physician or Nurse Practitioner. If you would          your visit. i.e. medication renewal, adverse drug
                                                                                                           like to refer yourself to any of these professionals   reactions, follow up for test results, routine
The Maitland Valley FHT Physicians are:               Dietitian – Barbara Chisholm                         please contact them directly to discuss the reasons    visit, health exams, diabetes care, mental health
Dr. Sam Appavoo         Dr. Dan Noel                  Dietitians assess nutritional needs as well as       pertaining to the referral.                            counseling.
Dr. Charlton Chan       Dr. Aleksander Radan          treat and prevent related disorders by nutritional                                                          Urgent visit requests will be evaluated by phone
Dr. Michael Dawson      Dr. Kim Spacek                means. Dietitians are educated in the science                                                               and given priority scheduling if necessary.
Dr. Jim Hollingworth    Dr. Stan Spacek               and management of nutrition and dietetics and                                                               You may be seen by your Physician or a Nurse
Dr. Rehka Lal           Dr. Hilary Watson             can contribute to health promotion and illness                                                              Practitioner. Visits are by appointment only.
Dr. Donald Neal                                       prevention. The Dietitian provides patient and
                                                      family education to ensure safe and healthy eating
2. Nurse Practitioners RN (EC) (nurses in the         strategies.                                                                                                 Patient Responsibilities
   extended class)                                                                                                                                                • Please notify the staff of any changes to your
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered                                                                                                                         address, telephone number, marital status,
Nurse with additional education to prepare                                                                                                                          occupation, etc
her/him for advanced nursing practice in the          Pharmacist – Michael Ibrahim                                                                                • Please bring your health card and all medications
provision of primary health care to individuals,      Pharmacists are health care providers who are                                                                 with you to every appointment with your
families and communities. NPs have advanced           medication experts. As members of the Family                                                                  Physician or Nurse Practitioner
knowledge and decision making skills in health        Health Team, Pharmacists assist other members                                                               • Uninsured Services – Not all health services are
assessment, diagnosis, medications, health care       of the team in managing patients with complex                                                                 covered by OHIP. Before an uninsured service
management and community development. They            drug related needs. Pharmacists assess individual                                                             is provided you will be informed of this and
work collaboratively with Family Doctors in the       patient profiles and identify potential and actual                                                            the associated fee. Payment by cash or cheque
total care of patients in a primary care setting.     drug-related problems and determine appropriate                                                               is required in advance of any such service.
                                                      options to resolve them.                                                                                      Examples: Drivers licence exam, completion of
The Maitland Valley FHT Nurse Practitioners                                                                                                                         some medical forms, transfer of records, missed
are:                                                                                                                                                                appointments, some diagnostic lab services
Kari Johnson             Sue Leddy
Debbie Selkirk           Patti McManus

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