Health Matters

June 2015

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Find a Doctor

Dr. Janice Lui

Live in the Calgary area? Need a family doctor?

Register on the Find a Doctor website to find a family physician. For more information, call Health Link at 811.

FAQs

What is a Health Home?

A family doctor’s clinic is a patient’s Health Home, connecting them to the care they need, when they need it. Learn more about Health Homes on our Who we are page.

Who’s on my Health Team?

Look for the name of your clinic in this list to find out who is on your Health Team.

What is a Primary Care Network?

Primary Care Networks are groups of family doctors who work with other health professionals and Alberta Health Services to deliver primary health care throughout the province. Click here to learn more.

What services are available to me?

If your family doctor is a member, you have access to our Health Programs and a Health Team.

Is my doctor part of a PCN?

If your family doctor is a member of the Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network, you have a Health Home and access to our programs. To find out if your physician is a member, ask your family doctor or look for their name in our member list.

Where can I get after hours care?

If your family doctor is a member, you can access our after hours care service — Access 365 Clinic — by calling Health Link at 811 and giving your doctor’s name.

Health team members

Behavioural health consultant

Your health team includes a behavioural health consultant, who can offer short-term support to help you:

  • Enhance your overall emotional and mental well-being
  • Adjust to family or lifestyle changes and transitions
  • Cope with stress, anxiety or depression
  • Discuss relationships, spiritual or personal concerns

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Health management nurse

Your health team includes a health management nurse, who works in partnership with your family doctor. Meet with a health management nurse to:

  • Set achievable health goals and make healthier lifestyle choices
  • Access support for diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions
  • Learn weight management strategies
  • Receive help to quit smoking or increase physical activity

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Clinical pharmacist

Your health team includes a clinical pharmacist, who works in partnership with your family doctor to review your medications. Meet with a clinical pharmacist to:

  • Manage medications for conditions including diabetes, chronic pain, high blood pressure and cholesterol, asthma and COPD
  • Create a personal action plan to achieve your health goals
  • Access information and education about natural medicines and supplements

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Registered dietitian

Your health team includes a registered dietitian, who works in partnership with your family doctor to help you set personal goals for dietary changes. Meet with a registered dietitian for:

  • Practical advice on making healthy food choices and improving eating habits
  • Information about diabetes, liver, heart or kidney conditions
  • Education on stomach and bowel problems, Celiac disease and food allergies
  • Support during and after pregnancy

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Health information

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Health management nurse Shirley Sullivan

Use the resource trusted by our family doctors and health team members

Type your question into UpToDate and access evidence-based resources.

 

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Video

It’s important to have a family doctor

Patients who have regular access to a family doctor have better health outcomes.

Video courtesy of Toward Optimized Practice.

Maternity videos

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Patient Tracy with daughter Olivia

Riley Park Maternity Clinic education videos

Watch our videos to learn about our Riley Park Maternity Clinic and how our maternity doctors and staff can help you through your pregnancy. Click here for more information and resources.

Patient stories

Win the pain game
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IMPROVING the life of just one patient is a true success story for any treating …read more

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WHEN Frank and Karla Mah became concerned about the long-term effects …read more

Community report

Services to help both patients and family doctors

2013-14 Report to the community

Eighty-eight clinics, 395 doctors, 364,882 patients: get the lowdown on Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network through our 2013-14 Report to the Community — who we are, what we do and how we do it. You can also read our previous years’ reports.