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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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Digby General Hospital hosts high school students to explore health care careers

By Fraser Mooney


By mid-December, most high school students are looking forward to Christmas break. 

But at Digby General Hospital an enthusiastic group of students were looking forward to learning about health care careers.

On Dec. 12 a health care panel and discussion took place at Digby General Hospital to introduce local high school students to different professionals and job opportunities in health care.  

The goal was to encourage students to explore–and hopefully pursue–a health care career.   

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Avon Medical Clinic: Collaboration between health care providers allows for ‘much more comprehensive visits’ for patients

By Deidre Taylor


The Avon Medical Clinic in Windsor was established just over a year ago, when two family physicians, a family practice nurse, a nurse practitioner and clerical staff came together to form a collaborative family practice team.

When a variety of health professionals work together as part of a collaborative family practice team, it creates capacity within the team to be able to efficiently see patients, especially when patients see the most appropriate provider for their health care needs. 

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'Hell of a day': Middleton gets $11 million for new health-care centre

By Ian Fairclough 

(Published in the Chronicle Herald)


The provincial government has announced $11 million in funding for a new primary health-care centre on the grounds of Soldiers Memorial Hospital in Middleton.

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New Primary Health Care Clinic Opens Its Doors In Shelburne

By Deidre Taylor

(Published in Nova Scotia Health's 2018/19 Annual Report)


The Shelburne collaborative family practice team opened the doors of its new primary health care clinic to patients in early February.

“This clinic space is a lot bigger and more suited to our needs,” said Dr. John Keeler, a family physician with the Shelburne Family Practice team.

“This is a space specifically for a collaborative practice. It’s a lot better for staff, providers and patients.”

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New primary health care centre celebrated in Shelburne and seen as important recruitment tool

By Kathy Johnson

(Published in the Tri-county Vanguard)


There is good reason to celebrate the new primary heath care centre in Sandy Point, which has already attracted one primary health care provider to the area and has just upped Shelburne’s game for physician recruitment.

The opening of the $3-million facility was celebrated during an open house on Feb. 12.

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Video: Springhill collaborative family practice team works together

Learn how the team at the Collaborative Family Practice in Springhill are making their healthcare model work for their community, and their work-life balance.

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Health care with a tech twist at the Digby and Area Health Services Centre

By Isabelle d’Entremont


Most people know what to expect when they go for an appointment with their primary care provider. It usually involves chatting face-to-face in the exam room with a doctor or nurse practitioner.

So when patient Marie Wheelock was contacted about a virtual care appointment at the Digby and Area Health Services Centre, she was a bit apprehensive. But she quickly realized that it wasn’t very different from a regular doctor’s appointment.

“Once I’d seen how it worked, I was fine with it,” she said.

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