Adult Vaccination

A vaccine produces an immunological response against one or more antigens that cause illness or disease.

Arthritic Conditions

Rheumatic conditions are a blanket term for a variety of diseases that cause chronic, intermittent swelling and pain of the joints and connective tissue.

Asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that causes inflammation and narrowing of the airways. People with asthma may suffer from shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing and chest tightness.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin condition that commonly starts before the age of five. It is associated with scaly, itchy rashes that can appear almost anywhere on the body. This is a condition that comes and goes, but essentially is chronic.

Back Pain Treatment

Back pain is a common condition affecting almost everyone at some point in their life. There are multiple treatment options available.

Birth Control Options

There are numerous birth control methods (contraception) to prevent pregnancy. Whether you want to prolong having children for a few years or don't want children at all, your physician can help you.

Cold & Flu

The common cold, including chest cold and head cold, and seasonal flu are caused by viruses. Symptoms can include fever, headache and muscle soreness.

Common Chronic Diseases

Chronic diseases include diseases such as osteoporosis, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, hypertension, COPD, Parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination.

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart failure is when the heart muscle cannot pump blood through the body well enough to provide adequate blood and oxygen to the body.

COPD & Heart Failure

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with heart failure. While chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure are two different conditions, they can both cause breathing problems.

COPD & Lung Health

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that has many causes including smoking and genetic factors. There are several types, including bronchitis and emphysema.

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with the narrowing of the breathing tubes within the lungs and damage to the gas exchange units called alveoli. The exact cause of COPD is unknown however there is a complex relationship between ones genetics and various environmental factors such as long-term smoking, pollution, poor nutrition, poor exercise and chronic chest infections.

COPD Treatment

While there’s no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, if treated early and appropriately, many patients can maintain a good quality of life.

Dementia

Dementia is a chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.

Dental Health

Regular visits to the dentist are essential if you want to prevent cavities and dental diseases.

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition where the body loses it's ability to uptake sugars effectively. High blood glucose levels are a result of this.

Eye Conditions - Ophthalmologist

Almost everyone experiences eye diseases or conditions that local ophthalmologists treat.

Eye Conditions - Optometrist

Working with your local optometrist is important in regular eye exams and early detection of eye diseases.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia syndrome affects the muscles and soft tissue. Symptoms include chronic muscle pain, fatigue, sleep problems, and painful tender points or trigger points.

Foot Health

Foot Health covers treatment and a wide variety of health conditions, including deformity correction, diabetic foot care, and arthritis and orthotics.

Gastrointestinal Problems

Gastrointestinal symptoms that can affect people, include abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea and vomiting.

Hearing Audiology

The ear is a very complex structure, and hearing problems may include tinnitus, noise-induced hearing and balance issues.

Heart Health

As we age it's important to visit your family doctor to have your heart checked regularly for any signs of high blood pressure, rhythm irregularities and heart disease.

Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases are disorders caused by organisms, such as bacteria's, viruses, fungi or parasites.

Medical Cannabis

There are important differences between medical and recreational cannabis and users may seek out strains and forms to alleviate symptoms while minimizing intoxication (primarily through cannabidiol or CBD).

Mental Health Visits

There are many different types of mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorders and addictions.

Nutrition

Eating well, exercising and controlling stress levels are all important factors that lead to good health.

Nutrition and COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that causes obstructed airflow from the lungs. By eating a healthy diet for COPD, you can ensure you’re getting enough nutrients, and reduce or prevent symptoms and side effects.

Obesity

Obesity is a chronic and often progressive condition, similar to diabetes or high blood pressure. Obesity is characterized by excess body fat that can threaten or affect your health.

Orthopedic Conditions & Treatments

Many orthopedic injuries can be treated by an orthopedic surgeon with advice from your family physician.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and brittle, leading to an increased risk of fracture.

Personalized Care Planning

Healthcare providers are trying to change chronic disease management from reactive to proactive. Personalized care planning is a collaborative approach that involves you and your healthcare provider working together to manage your condition with an appropriate action plan.

Renal Conditions

Renal conditions can include such things like kidney stones, kidney disease and bladder infections.

Safe and Effective Insulin Injection Techniques

The way that you insert your syringe or pen needle into your skin in order to get a proper dosage of insulin is called your insulin injection technique.

Skin Conditions

Common skin conditions can include such things as acne, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.

Smoking Cessation

There are a variety of smoking cessation tools including prescription drugs and nicotine replacement aids.

Top 10 Exercises

While the best exercises for you depend on factors such as your weight and health conditions, we’ve rounded up 10 top exercises almost anyone can do.

Top 10 Physiotherapy Treatments

Physiotherapy is a great option for many common everyday injuries. Here are ten great treatment options.

Whiplash & Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is a good option for many soft tissue and motor vehicle injuries such as Whiplash.

Working with your GP

Your family physician can play an integral part in the management of chronic disease and illness as well as triage all other family and personal health issues.

 

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