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Monday, June 19, 2017

We are Excited to Announce Three New Workshops


Do you want to get the most out of your healthcare appointment?

Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of chronic pain?

Do you live with challenges and complications as a result of a chronic condition?

If you answered yes to any of these questions we have the workshop for you!!

Getting the Most from your Healthcare Appointment


When:  Thursday, September 7, 2017

Where: At your favourite medical clinic. 88 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, On

Registration is required: To register, please call 905-683-0690 or register in person at our clinic

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain Workshop


When:  Every Tuesday, September 12 - October 17, 2017

Where: At your favourite medical clinic. 88 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, On

Registration is required: To register, please call 905-683-0690 or register in person at our clinic

Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions Workshop


When:  Every Thursday, September 14 - October 19, 2017

Where: At your favourite medical clinic. 88 Harwood Ave S, Ajax, On

Registration is required: To register, please call 905-683-0690 or register in person at our clinic

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Travelling?

I love to see travel patients!  I get to share their excitement and get travel virtually with them.  Patients can make this visit more fruitful by bringing in any and all immunizations you have received in the past.  Also since it is a travel consult, a copy of detailed itinerary is most helpful.  Please print this off so I don't have to squint into your phone.  If you are being treated for any chronic illness or are taking any medications, I need to know this to decide on what your health needs may come up when you travel.

Once you know you are travelling, book your travel consult as soon as you can.  Travel appointments fill up quickly during busy travel seasons and some vaccinations require multiple boosters.   

My list of helpful hints for travellers:

I used to tell patients to photocopy their travel documents and leave a copy with friends or family at home.  My new advice is to have patients scan important documents and email it to themselves and their emergency contact person.  

It is always helpful to have a reuse able water bottle.  This will allow you to fill it up once you pass security and have water on the plane without having to balance the cup on that tiny table placed in front of your leg.  I find those tables to be equivalent to restraints while flying and defies any leg movement!  Water that has been boiled at your destination is generally safe.  This is handy to have for your day out and will allow you to avoid any counterfeit bottled water.  In a pinch, when you are not sure of the water source, beer and soda may be safer.   This is the ONLY time I will tell you to drink beer or soda instead of waterđź’§!!!

Meds kit:   
Prescription drugs - I advise my patients to take all their prescription drugs in their original bottle.  You can use an older bottle if you don't want to take to many with you on your trip.  Border guards frown on little pills in ziplock bags! 
Fever and pain control - I also recommend that you travel with some Tylenol or Advil (whatever is your preference) for fever and pain. 
Cough and cold - your favourite cough and cold med.   This is not the time for you to try something new.  I also recommend some throat lozenges.  For some reason I always feel a cough when I'm at the border with a sign warning me to disclose if I have a cough.  
Nausea and vomiting - take some Gravol with you. 
Diarrhea- almost everyone who travels experiences a little diarrhea.  If it is mild you will want some Imodium, Kaopectate or whatever you are used to taking for diarrhea.  Ask your doctor about Dukoral, the traveler's diarrhea or antibiotics to carry in case you get sick during travel.  
Electrolytes -   If you are prone to diarrhea, you may want to carry some electrolyte crystals with you for rehydration.  

This list is by no means exhaustive.  It is important that you seek individual medical advice for your travel.   I wish all my patients many safe and enjoyable travels in your future!  Bon voyage!

Dr.  Maria Yu

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Thursday night Walking/Running Club

On one of my walks/runs last week, it occurred to me that I would like to share this with my patients.
Walking helps to maintain a health weight and prevents and manages hypertension and diabetes.  It will strengthen your bones and muscles and improve your balance and co-ordination.  My favourite reason is that it improves my mood!  I just feel better when I am walking or running!


I will be leading a walk/run (depending on who shows up) every Thursday night between 4-5 pm.  Please join me!  You can either sign up by calling 905-683-0690 ( you can just leave a message so I know you are coming)  If you don't get to call you can just drop in at 4 pm on Thursdays.  No experience required!!  Just wear comfy clothes and good shoes.   Bring your own reusable water bottle! 

I will commit to walking/running all Thursdays.  When I am away at conferences or meetings I will post and let you know ahead of time.  ( I know I will be away on Thursday May 11, 2017)

Eventually, those that are interested can sign up for the Ajax run/walk on Oct 1, 2017.  They have a 5k walk/run to raise money for Grandview.  I will be there to cheer you on and also run the 15k
http://runajax.com/

I hope to see you there!

Dr. Maria

Day 1: Trying out the routes around the clinic!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

PAP DAY!! NEW DATES ADDED


PAP DAY

Wednesday May 31, 2017

I will be in clinic to catch up on pap smear screening.  If you are between the age of 21- 70 and have not had a pap in the past 3 years. Please let us know so that we can book you in for a pap. 
Since I will only see you for a pap that day, you will only be here 5 minutes with minimum wait!
Your health is worth it!

I have added Wednesday May 17 and June 1 to the schedule.  I am aiming to have at least 90% of my patients screened!

                                    Dr. Maria Yu


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Urgent Care Hours - changes


Urgent Care on Tuesday Night May 30th 2017 will be closed and Urgent care will run on Thursday June 1st instead.

Urgent Care will resume its regular schedule thereafter. 

We apologize for any inconvenience.


Mind Checkup

Please submit the following questionnaire and speak to your doctor if you are having difficulty. Screening for Depression