Are you between the ages of 50-74?

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Download Colon Cancer Screening PDFGet your colon cancer screening done today!

The Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) is the screening method for average risk people between the ages of 50 and 74. It is a simple test that you can do in the privacy of your home. The FOBT is the most widely available test for screening for colorectal cancer.

It is recommended that men and women between the ages of 50 and 74, who do not have a family history of colorectal cancer and do not have symptoms, be screened every two years using an FOBT. Studies show when this screening test is performed every two years, combined with a colonoscopy for those who test positive, it will reduce death from colorectal cancer by 16 per cent over a decade.  (From Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Website)

Testing – click here to read more on the FOBT kit

An FOBT kit can be given to you the patient at the office to take home. You need to have a requisition inside of your FOBT kit in order to send it to the lab for testing.  You can get your requisition and kit at a regular patient appointment, at the nursing clinic, or you can call the clinic to pick one up.

Appointment Information and Follow-up

Your test results for FOBT test will be sent directly to your Physician to review. If any follow-up is needed you will receive a call from our clinic.

Better Living for Your Brain – September 5th, 2017

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Are you a healthy adult over the age of 60 who has age-related concerns about your memory and want to learn strategies in a group setting to keep your brain healthy?

 

If so, you may be interested in joining our community program, BETTER LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN!

Better Living for Your Brain is a collaboration between the Burlington Family Heath Team and the Caroline Family Health Team and is run by two registered Occupational Therapists.

You do not have to be a patient of either Health Team to join!

It is a group program that is dedicated to providing education on brain function, the importance of brain health, lifestyle measures to maintain cognition function, and strategies for managing memory changes.

The next group starts September 5th, 2017 and runs every Thursday for 5 weeks. 
Each session is 2 hours.

LOCATION: Burlington Public Library –Central Branch, 2331 New St., Burlington, ON

For more information and to sign up, please contact Marcy at 905-632-8007 ext. 107

Closed for Canada Day

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Please be aware that the clinic will be closed on Monday July 3rd, 2017 for Canada’s 150th and will re-open Tuesday July 4th at 9:30am.

If you have an emergency please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency department

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend!!!

 

New Program! Better Living for Your Brain

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Better Living for Your Brain is a group program dedicated to providing education on brain function, the importance of brain health, lifestyle measures to maintain cognition function, and strategies for managing memory changes.

The complete program consists of 2 hours sessions that run once a week of 5 weeks.

The goals of the program include:

  • Understanding brain function, different types of memory, memory process, and how memory normally changes with age.
  • Learning lifestyle measures to maintain cognition function.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies for managing memory changes.

Who is this program for?

This program is designed for healthy adults (60 yrs +) who have age-related concerns about their memory changes and want to learn strategies in a group setting to keep their brain healthy *Please note: This program is NOT for those who have been diagnoses with Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer’s disease of any other type of dementia.

 When is it held?

This program will run throughout the year. Please check back on the website or call the clinic to inquire about specific dates.

Where is it held?

The program is held at the Caroline Family Health Team (3305 Harvester Rd. Burlington, ON)

Brown Bag Medication Program

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March is Pharmacist Awareness Month and we’d like to take the opportunity to tell you about a new program!

 

Taking too many medications?   Do you feel they are making you unwell?   Take charge of your health!

Find out how a “Brown Bag Appointment” may help save your life.

It’s this easy:

1) Pick up a brown bag from clinic staff or your physician.

2) Book a 60 minute appointment to see our clinical pharmacist.

3) Fill your brown bag with all the medications you take (prescription, OTC, vitamins, herbals, outdated drugs etc.) and bring to appointment.

4) Discuss your health and medication concerns with the pharmacist.

5) Receive your customized plan for safe and effective medication use.

This program is run by our clinical Pharmacist, Mary Nelson.

 

For more information about Pharmacists and how they can help you, please visit www.pharmacists.ca/pam.

Holiday Hours 2016/2017

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Please note the following changes to the clinic hours:

Wednesday December 14th – The clinic will be closed from 12:30pm-5:00pm.  It will re-open at 5:00pm for extended hours

Friday December 16th – No extended hours.  The clinic will be closed at 5:00pm.

Friday December 23rd – CLOSED for Christmas Day

Monday December 26th – CLOSED for Boxing Day

Monday January 2nd – CLOSED for New Years Day

We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season!  snowman

Dr. Bursey is going on maternity leave December 2016!

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To all our wonderful patients,

We just wanted to give everyone a quick update about exciting changes at our clinic.

Dr. Tiffany Bursey will be away on maternity leave starting Nov 30th for approximately 6 months.  We wish her luck with her impending leave, and look forward to her return to practice following the expansion of her family.

During her absence, Dr. Davis will continue to provide full time coverage to our patients for the month of December.   Joining Dr. Davis in January to cover Dr. Bursey’s typical clinic days and enhance your access, a locum physician Dr. Julia Molnar will join the team. Together, Dr. Davis and Dr. Molnar will work as a team to continue to take care of you and your families during Dr. Bursey’s short absence.

We are extremely pleased to introduce to you our locum physician Dr. Julia Molnar:

dr-molnar

Dr. Molnar completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto in 2014followed by a fellowship in low risk obstetrics at the University of Toronto. She has spent the last two years working in Northern Ontario providing full scope comprehensive family medicine including hospital inpatient care, emergency medicine, obstetrics and palliative care. She has a special interest in women’s health, procedural skills and teaching.

Dr. Molnar is absolutely lovely and we truly believe she will take excellent care of all of you along side Dr. Davis!

 

 

If you need to book an appointment for any reason, continue to call the office as usual 905-333-8222 to book your appointment with Dr. Molnar or Dr. Davis.

I look forward to returning to work and seeing you all in 2017.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Sincerely,

Tiffany Bursey MD, CCFP, Amie Davis MD, CCFP