|West Durham Family Health Team News & Events|
Due to nurse availability, May nursing hours for the Treatment Room is as follows:
Monday and Wednesday: 9:00 - 11:30am
The West Durham Family Health Team is pleased to provide you with updates from both our team and community programs. Please check back regularly.
On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 we celebrated our Grand Opening and were pleased to invite political and health care leaders in our community to celebrate with us. Please click on the link to view pictures from the event.
WE HAVE MOVED!
As of August 27 we are now at our new home in the Brookdale Complex at Kingston Road and Walnut Lane in Pickering, in front of the Home Depot and Future Shop and beside Shoppers Drug Mart. Our new address will be:
The West Durham Family Health Team
1105 Kingston Road
Building E, Suite 200 B (entrance on the west side of the building)
Pickering, ON L1V 1B5
We ask that you respect our office enviroment by not bringing in food or drinks.
***Dr. Farber will continue to maintain his office at 1885 Glenanna Road.*** You can reach Dr. Farber's office at 905-420-5776 or through the main line.
Smoking Cessation: Our health team, in partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute and the Ministry of Health, have developed a comprehensive smoking cessation program for our patients. This involves frequent screening of our patients for their smoking status, rapid access to specialized cessation counseling, free nicotine replacement products and extensive follow up and relapse prevention measures. This program has had an impressive success record in the other health teams which have employed it. Please bear with us as we implement this program as it may mean that you are asked more than once about your smoking status. We hope you understand that in order to reach as many smokers who want to quit as possible, we will have to ask about it frequently.
Preventive Care and the Annual Physical: Your health practitioners are committed to practicing evidence based medicine. What this means is that our priority in your health care is to offer the most up to date and scientifically based treatments available. In order to do this, we and other health teams continually examine the treatments we provide and the types of assessments and investigations we employ. This has sometimes led to changes in the way health care is provided, with more emphasis on disease prevention and chronic disease management. In many cases, the annual physical exam, or “check-up”, is not the most efficient or useful way to go about disease prevention and management. Instead, the current focus has been to individualize assessments and to do periodic health exams based on things like gender, age, and your specific health history. It has been shown that “targeting” the needs of an individual patient is more effective than doing the same standard physicals on every patient.
As we move forward, your health team will continue to evaluate how we are doing. To that end we welcome feedback and suggestions from our patients, and will make every effort to adapt accordingly. Our commitment is to offer you the highest level of health care possible, in the most pleasant and efficient way that we can. We hope you enjoy these exciting developments!
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