Our family health practice has been serving Carp and surrounding communities since 1973. What started as a small practice with two physicians has expanded to twelve physicians on staff. In the spring of 2006, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, we became a Family Health Team. By employing allied health professionals, we are better able to service the needs of the community, take on more patients who do not have a physician, and coordinate to provide the highest possible quality of care to our patient base.
Family Health Team Model of Care
A Family Health Team is a patient-centered approach to primary health care that brings together different health care providers to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care in providing health promotion, disease prevention, management of chronic conditions and primary health care services. Along with your Family Doctor, our team of Allied Health Professionals work together to provide you the best care, when you need it. Our team includes the following Allied Health Professionals:
Will I still get to see my doctor?
Yes, but depending on your problem when you contact us, you may be offered an appointment with another staff member assigned to your care team. Health Care Teams are made up of 1) Your Physician 2) Alternate Physician 3) Nurse Practitioner 4) Other Allied Health Professionals. Family Health Teams offer a group approach to health care where your doctor will be able to focus on your complex medical problems but you’ll have access to different health care professionals according to your needs.
As each physician is managing the care of many patients, they may not always have appointments immediately available when you need to see them, but other professionals on the team do, and can resolve your problem expeditiously. Your physician will be consulted as required and always has access to your health care plan via your medical record.
What happens if my physician retires or goes on maternity leave?
Your access to a health care professional will continue uninterrupted. If your physician retires, we will find a replacement, or you will be transferred to one of the existing physicians. If your physician takes a leave of absence, a temporary replacement will be brought in. Your health care needs will continue to be managed by your Health Care Team.