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Eskasoni embraces new Mi'kmaw doctor, nurse practitioner

By Matthew Moore

(Published by CBC News)


Working at the Eskasoni Health Centre is like coming home for a new doctor and a new nurse practitioner.

Athanasius Tanas Sylliboy of Eskasoni started working as a nurse practitioner at the centre in April. Dr. Carl Marshall, originally from nearby Potlotek First Nation, started his family practice at the centre earlier this month.

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Health care providers and patients adopt technology during pandemic

By Lauren MacDougall


This spring, Dr. Raed Azer, a family physician with the collaborative family practice team in New Waterford, Cape Breton, adopted an innovative approach to continue to safely provide care to his patients during the worldwide pandemic.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the provincial Public Health directives (e.g. social distancing),  Nova Scotia Health Authority’s (NSHA) Virtual Care team set health care providers up with Zoom for Healthcare, a secure virtual care platform

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Meeting the needs of patients with complex needs: A medical student’s reflections on collaborative care in Cape Breton

By Ashna Asim


When I first came across the term “patients with complex needs” as a medical student, I didn’t fully understand what this meant. I wondered, doesn’t every patient have “complexities” in their life experiences, resources and needs?

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Nurse practitioners improve access to quality care in Nova Scotia

By Melanie Jollymore

At a time when more and more people in Nova Scotia are searching for a family doctor, nurse practitioners (NPs) are proving their ability not only to help fill the gap, but to bring new value to patients.

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Cape Bretoners are fans of health-care teams

(Published in the Cape Breton Post)


Creating teams of physicians, nurse practitioners and other health-care providers won’t just help people who don’t have family doctors — it could save lives.

Earlene MacMullin attended a community information session on collaborative-care practices in Sydney on Monday night.

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Sydney doctor switches to collaborative practice, takes on new patients

By Wendy Martin

(Published by CBC News)


Collaborative model allowing Dr. Steven MacDougall to take on as many as 40 new patients a month

A longtime doctor in Sydney, N.S., is accepting as many as 40 new patients a month from the provincial doctor wait list after switching his practice to a collaborative model.

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NSHA promotes collaborative family practice teams

By Melanie Holder

(Published in the Port Hawkesbury Reporter)


Last week over 25 community members and healthcare professionals gathered to share their thoughts about a collaborative model for primary healthcare.

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