Messages to ALL group users and office Providers.

Vaccines

 National Advisory Committee on Immunization

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/naci-ccni/index-eng.php#rec

If you choose not to vaccinate

Rourke Baby Record Information for Parents

Meningitis B (Meningococcal Serogroup B (4CMenB) Vaccine) information

Ontario’s Routine Immunization Schedule

http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/immunization/static/immunization_tool.html

 

For patients with diabetes, your health provider encourages you to have a flu shot every year and to have a ” pneumonia” shot (Pneumovax) .    If you are not sure about these shots, ask us to review your chart to ensure you are up to date.

How many of you have had a Hepatitis B shot??  Adults with diabetes are more at risk of this liver disease.  Because your immune system is busy fighting diabetes, you could have more difficulty fighting this viral infection. Hepatitis B is spread through blood born transmission. Inadequate sterilization of medical instruments is an example of how this exposure could occur, perhaps while obtaining health care during travel.

Your liver is an important organ for detoxification and breaks down some medications. Protect your liver and consider getting  a vaccine .  Hepatitis A is spread fecal -oral route. It can be caught at salad bars with improperly washed vegetables or during travel, when we depend on workers to wash their hands during food preparation.

There are combined (Hepatitis A & B) and  single vaccines for Hepatitis B. Most private insurance plans will cover these shots. Be proactive and let us know if you are interested.  A prescription can be generated once a review is made of your chart and an appointment can be made with the registered nurse.

 

OHIP and Uninsured Services

The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) pays for medically necessary services provided to patients seen in the office/hospital etc. You may require some services that are not insured by OHIP – these are considered Uninsured Services. Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • travel advice and travel immunization
  • telephone prescription renewals
  • telephone consultation – phone advice from a physician at the request of a patient to discuss symptoms or concerns, request advice, or seek treatment
  • missed/cancelled appointments – appointments which are missed or not cancelled with 24 hours notice
  • transfer of records
  • drivers physicals
  • employment physicals
  • children’s camp physicals
  • newborn circumcision
  • removal of some moles/cysts
  • ear piercing
  • completion of forms including sick notes and certificates
  • medical-legal correspondence

PRESCRIPTION REFILL REQUEST POLICY FOR MARKHAM FAMILY HEALTH TEAM

Please be advised: there is a $15.00 charge to authorize prescriptions by either phone or fax.

For any questions, comments or concerns please email:info@markhamfht.com

The schedule of fees for uninsured services is set by the Ontario Medical Association. For your convenience, services not covered by OHIP can be paid for by cash, debit/Interac, MasterCard or VISA.

Clothesline Campaign and a chance to WIN!

Looking to declutter? Or have clothes that don’t fit anymore (thanks to all the exercising you are doing:) Well here’s an opportunity to donate gently used clothing and also have a chance to WIN A VACATION!!!

Are you intrigued? If so, visit the CDAs website and follow the link:  http://www.diabetes.ca/how-you-can-help/clothesline

It will explain all the details of the campaign and how to schedule pick up/drop off.

 

Don’t wait, deadline is March 31st, 2015!

 

Sheetal Desai, Pharmacist, Diabetes Educator