Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Warburg Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic opens June 1

Nurse Practitioner clinic to open in Warburg June 1

Announced earlier this year, the underserviced towns of Thorsby and Warburg, and their surrounding communities, are going to be receiving primary care support from a dedicated Nurse Practitioner (NP). Michelle Williams, NP, has been hired by the Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network (LBD PCN) through a grant provided by the Government of Alberta via the Nurse Practitioner Support Program.

After months of preparation, the Warburg Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is now ready to serve the community.

Clinic hours will be:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Closed for lunch between 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and on statutory holidays

To contact the clinic for a meet and greet, please call:

(825 is an Alberta area code that was introduced in 2016 and covers the entire province)

·       The clinic space has been provided by and is located in the Village of Warburg office.
·       The entrance to the clinic and parking for clinic patients is located at the back of the village building.
·       Those with limited mobility can access to the elevator by entering the building through the front office door; a ramp is available.
·       Funding for the NP clinical administrator has been provided by the County of Leduc.

Michelle will provide health services to individuals, families, and communities including health promotion, disease and injury prevention, and treatment of acute and chronic illness. NPs provide healthcare that is grounded in nursing care and includes the physical, emotional, social, and psychological aspects of your health. NPs can:

·       Diagnose and treat illness and injury
·       Perform physical examinations and screening interventions
·       Order and interpret diagnostic tests, such as lab tests and x-rays
·       Provide counselling and education
·       Refer you to other healthcare professionals and specialists
·       Prescribe medications
·       Manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, COPD and asthma
  • ·       Provide palliative care

The Thorsby Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic will be located in the Thorsby Public Health Centre and is expected to open in June. In the meantime, Thorsby residents are welcome to book appointments at the Warburg clinic.

To read the previous news releases, please click here and here.
For more information, please see the attached FAQ or see the contacts available, below.
To find out about programs and services offered at the LBD PCN, please see our website.

If you have any questions about this program or how to access it, please contact the PCN.

Leduc Beaumont Devon Primary Care Network Exercise Specialist Adrien offers supplementary exercises to his weekly the Stand Up to Falls program introduction posted yesterday. Adrien shows you activities using a chair and wall or railing for support as well as small hand weights and a theraband. If you are new to physical activity, if you are returning to physical activity after injury or illness, or if you have a medical condition that might make physical activity difficult, please consult with your family doctor before starting a physical activity program.

Stand Up To Falls supplementary exercises

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Stand Up To Falls exercise video

Our Exercise Specialist Adrien starts the week with the first of four in his Stand Up To Falls series. Each week, Adrien will share a progressive video that he has built from his falls prevention program. Stand Up To Falls Week 1 video