We’re pleased to announce that Wise Elephant Family Health Team now has 3 fully operational locations open in downtown Brampton.
A Healing Place
247 Main St. North, Brampton, ON
Wise Elephant FHT – Main St.
280 Main St. North, Brampton, ON
Wise Elephant FHT – Vodden Medical
36 Vodden St. East, Brampton, ON
Please check out our Locations page to view our 3 clinics.
Wise Elephant FHT is participating in the Central West Self-Management Strategy titled Maximize Your Health.
Do You Have…
- A chronic health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, lung/kidney/heart disease, or any other conditions?
- This workshop teaches goal-setting, problem solving, healthy eating, physical activity/exercise, breathing/ relaxation techniques, communication skills, and more in a group environment.
- Persons living with chronic conditions and their spouses or caregivers are welcome to attend this FREE 6-week program (one 2.5 hour session per week).
Wise Elephant FHT
280 Main Street North
Tuesdays from August 14th to September 18th, 2012
10:00am – 12:30pm
Contact Candace at 905-216-1065 x29
Wise Elephant Family Health Team is pleased to announce that patient’s can now pay their uninsured service fees for things like Doctor’s Notes & Letters, Driver’s License Physical Exam Reports, Insurance Forms, etc, online with our simple to use Shopping Cart and PayPal option.
Visit the Resources page to learn more.
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Wise Elephant Family Health Team is proud to present it’s newest feature: miDash.
miDash is an online patient-portal, providing you with your personal health information, in real-time; when you want, where you want.
- Want to see your lab results?
- What is the date of your next appointment?
- When was your last pap test?
Now you can access your results whenever you want from your home computer or from a mobile-web enabled device.
Best of all, It’s free!
Register at miDash now.
Wise Elephant Family Health Team is now offering you, the patient, the ability to effortlessly provide us with updated Ontario Health Card information via a simple online form.
You’ll be able to provide your new Health Card number and version code as well as updated contact information both for our records (cutting down on your wait times when you visit since you won’t have to complete update forms), and for verification purposes with Ontario Ministry of Health.
Click here to update your Health Card information now.
Contact us if you have any questions.
The new Canadian Breast Cancer guidelines were recently released and recommend women to have a mammogram every 2-3 after the age of 50. There isn’t a great deal of strong evidence to support this recommendation so the Canadian Task Force on Preventative Care does acknowledge that some women may choose to opt out of having a mammogram once informed of the risks and benefits of the screening test by their primary care provider. Please see the attached Patient_Algorithm and Frequency Asked Questions for Patients for more guidance.
Wise Elephant FHT’s fantastic Registered Massage Therapist, Michelle Marfo, would like to extend an invitation and reminder to all of our clients, to come and see her for a soothing and therapeutic massage before the 2011 calendar year closes out. Maximize your massage therapy benefits and help prepare yourself for the hustle and bustle of the holidays and for a fresh start to the new year.
Keep in mind that if you have benefits via your employer and those benefits include massage therapy, that any unused credit you have to apply towards massages, does not carry-over into the new year. With the holiday season being as busy and hectic as it is, we’re all feeling the strain on our minds and bodies; the best way to rectify this is with a professional massage by a Registered Massage Therapist.
Please call our front desk to book an appointment as soon as possible as time slots are filling up very quickly.
We can be reached at: (905) 216-1065
The Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health & Environment (CPCHE) has released a new pamphlet, titled “Renovate Right”, about maintaining a healthy environment for children, just in time for the approach of the winter season.
As we all plan on getting our homes ready to insulate us from the Canadian cold and save on every growing heating and energy costs, we often make renovations and upgrades to our physical living spaces. The CPCHE is encouraging us to be aware of potentially harmful renovation and upgrade process and has provided us with a very easy to ready and informative little package.
The package is listed on our resources page and can be downloaded directly by clicking the following link: Renovate Right: How To Make Sure A Home Repair Or Upgrade Child Healthy
For more information about Children’s Health & the Enviroment, please visit the CPCHE site at www.healthyenvironmentforkids.ca.
Your Family Health Team is now offering help to those of you who want to quit smoking. Come in to see your doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant and ask about quitting.
You will be provided free counselling and support to assist you as well as have access to free nicotine patches or be prescribed a covered medication proven to help you quit.
If you wish, you may also call our office and leave a message or email us.
The province of Ontario has announced a new Narcotics Strategy that is effective as of November 1st, 2011. Learn more about the new strategy that looks to maintain access to controlled medications for those that require them while also ensuring proper prescription and distribution.
Ontario’s Narcotics Strategy is promoting the proper use, prescribing and dispensing of prescription narcotics and other controlled substance medications, while ensuring that people who need them continue to have access.
This is being done to help reduce the misuse, addiction, unlawful activities and deaths related to these medications.
As of November 1, 2011:
- Ontarians must provide personal ID to their doctor, dentist and pharmacist in order to receive prescription narcotics and controlled substance medications.
- Ontarians may also be required to present ID if they have been authorized to pick up prescription narcotics or other monitored medication for someone else.
Prescribers (e.g., doctors) and dispensers (e.g., pharmacists) must record the identifying number the type of identification that is used and this information may be disclosed to the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and/or the Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs.
If you require further information about the Ontario Narcotics Strategy, please visit the Ministry of Healths website: http://www.health.gov.on.ca