Local clinic accepts new patients

Looking for a primary health-care provider, but can’t find one? You are not alone as thousands of Barrie and area residents find themselves without such direct care.
Now, a solution to the doctor shortage is available to local residents. The Huronia Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic is accepting new patients.
The clinic, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, is located in Oro-Medonte, a short drive from Barrie. It’s northeast of the city in the Horseshoe Valley area.
The clinic offers primary health services, including preventative care, to people of all ages. Care ranges from a complete physical to managing minor of complex illnesses.
Staff includes three primary health care nurse practitioners and a part-time pharmacist. The clinic works with off-site physician partners, working as a team to meet health care needs.
Nurse practitioners are becoming a more integral part of the health care system, as a solution to the lack of doctors and the growing number of people attending walk-in clinics and hospital emergency rooms for primary care. Nurse practitioners do complete physical examinations, order diagnostic tests like ultrasounds, X-rays or mammograms, order blood work to screen for illness or disease, diagnose illness and disease and prescribe necessary medications.
Click here for more information about nurse practitioners, and here for the clinic. Reach them at 705-835-7545.

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