Important Preventative Care Screenig Information

Monday, April 18, 2011

As part of the Ministry of Health Preventive Care Initiative, if you have not received the following screenings within the past two years (or year in the case of a flu shot), please consider this as your first reminder to contact us.

• Mammography Screening – no office appointment needed
• Pap Test- appointment required
• Colorectal Screening- drop in to obtain kit.
• Childhood Immunization- performed with baby visits
• Influenza Shot (available end of October/early November)

Mammogram – High risk group (women between the ages of 50 and 70 inclusive)
In Canada, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women affecting 1 in 9 Canadians. As women get older, the chance of getting breast cancer rises. Mammograms can help to find small breast cancers before there are signs and symptoms. If breast cancer is found at an early stage there is a high rate of successful treatment. As well, for many women, finding cancer early may allow for more treatment options, such as breast conserving surgery or less aggressive treatment.

A mammogram is a low dose X-ray that produces an image of the inner breast tissue on film. This technique, called mammography, is used to visualize normal and abnormal structures within the breasts.

Face-off to the Playoffs

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Come out and join us for a night of fun.

The Hockey Hall of Fame Brockfield Place, 30 Yonge St. Toronto

April 14th, 2011 7 pm to 10pm


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Along with 24 colleagues we provide all inclusive care to over 50,000 patients in the Peel-Halton area. Urgent care and advice is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We staff urgent care clinics and have knowledgable nurses staffing the after-hour hot lines.

This site is not intended to provide medical advice and does not substitute for seeing your physician. It is governed by the rules and by-laws of various federal and provincial authorities. As it stands, internet communication is not considered secure or confidential.

As this changes, the website will be updated to provide expanded services.

Medical Students and Trainees

Thursday, March 10, 2011

At times, you may encounter a medical student, resident or assistant. We have been teaching in our practice for 20 years. We feel that this allows for more direct time with a care-giver, and does result in thorough evaluation of problems.

All trainees are directly supervised, and all cases are discussed usually at length, and after your visit has ended or when results are available. We feel that this may enhance care-giving.

Your Personal Information

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Your personal information and medical problems are kept confidential. Please remember that the age of medical consent is 16 in Ontario. Files of children under 16 are kept with their parents. All 18 year olds have their own medical record charts. It is often a tricky situation as to how to convey information between family members.

What is important is to keep your ADDRESS and PHONE NUMBER updated in our system. Situations arise where we cannot contact you because of out-dated information.

This is vital.

Your Health Card

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Your health card is probably the most valuable document you own. It opens the door to vast health expenditures on your behalf when you need it. Other times, it tracks your journey through our system. Without it, you will usually have to pay the costs of your health care up front and then try to recover it later.

It will probably be the cornerstone of the electronic tracking when it becomes integrated. Of interest, is that we now receive notification when you use your health card outside of the MISSISSAUGA FHO. It may feel uncomfortable being tracked, but we enjoy a level of care envied around the world. If we don’t look after it, we will lose it. Report any changes to your number or loss of card immediately.