Family Practice Clinic
Stonegate CHC offers a complete Family Medical Practice.
Primary health care services are provided by a team that works together to care for your health. Our team includes: Family Doctors, Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, a Registered Nurse and a Registered Practical Nurse who provide medical care to all members of the family. They have a special interest in how life in your community affects your health. Each patient is assigned a primary and secondary Health Care Provider who shares responsibility for your care. Our services include illness prevention, disease management and care of chronic illness, pre and postnatal care for mothers and their newborns, and complete physical examinations.
Primary healthcare is available to registered clients only (see "Becoming a Client").
Stonegate CHC is not a walk-in medical clinic and does not provide emergency services.
Our Registered Chiropodist specializes in the diagnosis and comprehensive care of foot and leg problems. We focus on offering care to seniors, people with disabilities, adults and children who have underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, dermatological problems or other foot care needs. Our Registered Chiropodist provides complete foot care and treatment services, including ulcer care, on-going nail care, corn removal, callus reduction, orthotics (charges may apply), and advice on buying and fitting shoes. The Chiropodist also supports good foot health through individual counselling and community education workshops.
Our Certified Respiratory Educator can provide you with helpful information to understand your asthma or other breathing problems so that you can manage your condition better and improve your quality of life. The Asthma Education program is available to individuals, families, and community members in one-to-one sessions and group education sessions. A Certified Asthma Educator will help you understand your level of asthma, triggers, and criteria for asthma control. You can learn how to use asthma medications properly and better understand the role of various medications in asthma management. We will give you the tools you need to monitor your asthma at home, and provide access to free educational materials.
These services are offered at Stonegate CHC and through partnerships at three additional Community Health Centres – Parkdale CHC, Unison CHC and LAMP CHC.
The 2009 Ontario Health Quality Council Report identified the Primary Care Asthma Program (Stonegate CHC was a founding site) as one of the 10 things that is working best in Ontario Health Care. Research indicated a 50% drop in emergency department visits for children and a 49% drop in school absenteeism among asthmatic children.
Specialized training and resources allow Stonegate’s health care providers to offer counselling and support to individual clients and community members contemplating and or attempting to quit smoking. Based on the stages of change principles, health care providers work with clients to address the destructive effects of tobacco use and the associated illness and disease. Access to free nicotine replacement therapy and resources support those clients and community members impacted by low-income.
Our Registered Dietitian offers nutrition education and counseling throughout the whole lifespan, from infant to older adult. Our focus is not only management of disease but also prevention of illness through a nutritious diet and a healthy relationship with food. Our dietitian works from a non-dieting and a non-judgmental approach with a focus on health and overall well-being rather than weight. The sessions offered are one-on-one or in groups with clients and community members to help them meet their unique needs and address their nutrition and health concerns. Our dietitian also provides variety of workshops and education events related to food and nutrition.
Registered Dietitian provides free individual nutrition counseling for:
- high cholesterol
- high blood pressure
- pre-diabetes and diabetes
- iron deficiency anemia
- preconception, pregnancy and breastfeeding
- picky eating in children
- digestive problems
- weight concerns
- weight preoccupation
- emotional eating
- disordered eating
- repeated dieting
- vegetarian & vegan diets
- other nutrition issues
Useful nutrition related websites:
10 Principles of Intuitive Eating: http://www.intuitiveeating.com/content/10-principles-intuitive-eating
Health At Every Size: www.haescommunity.org
National Eating Disorder Information Centre: www.nedic.ca
Dietitians of Canada website: www.dietitians.ca
EatRight Ontario: www.eatrightontario.ca
Association for Size Diversity and Health: www.sizediversityandhealth.org