We have designed this program to assist our patients with elevated cholesterol and blood pressure to lower cardiovascular risk.
All patients will have their blood pressure screened at all appropriate primary care visits. Patients identified as having high blood pressure will be monitored in our hypertensive program. This is a multidisciplinary clinic that will provide advice on a wide range of topics pertinent to patients with high blood pressure; such as diet, exercise, medication review, blood pressure monitoring and blood work according to the Canadian Hypertension Education Program.
The Registered Nurse will monitor a patient’s blood pressure as well as educate about the risks associated with elevated blood pressure. They will recommend targets and educate patients about the cardiovascular risk and how lifestyle factors, as well as personal or family history affects their risk.
Please call our office at 905-898-2240 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
After Hours Care
If I am sick after work hours do I have to go to the hospital?
If you think it's an emergency, you should go to the nearest hospital. However, you should be aware that there are several alternatives for you and your family after hours.
For example, our Family Health Team offers extended hours Monday through Thursday. We would advise you to call us prior to visiting a clinic.
As an enrolled patient you also have access to the Telephone Health Advisory Service where a registered nurse will provide you with advice about what to do about your concern, and with your permission, report back to your Physician. (1-866-553-7205). This is an after hours service, which is available Monday to Friday, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., weekends and holidays.
Telehealth Ontario also provides free access to a registered nurse 24/7 at 1-866-797-0000. A nurse can provide both health advice on a specific concern or general health information. They do not diagnose and do not replace your physician.