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.”Read more
By Emily Leeson
(Published in The Grapevine)
By Chelsea Tucker
Nurse practitioner Maria Ceschiutti always saw herself working in health care.
“I don’t know if I ever thought of myself as anybody other than a professional in health care,” said Ceschiutti, who works out of the newly constructed collaborative health care centre in Shelburne, nestled conveniently next to Roseway Hospital.
But Ceschiutti wasn’t exactly sure what role she wanted to play in the health care system until university.Read more
The voices of Nova Scotia's community members are vital as we work together to create a healthier future for our province.Read more
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.Read more
By Deidre Taylor
Elmer and Gladys Dow moved to the Parrsboro area from Barrie, Ont., last January to care for his mother, who was 103 years old.
When applying for a Nova Scotia MSI card from Access Nova Scotia, he asked about finding a family doctor, and was directed to sign up with NSHA’s Need a Family Practice registry.
Also new to Nova Scotia and without a primary care provider, Kathy and Jim Kurchak moved to Springhill from Winnipeg to retire.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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?Read more