What is a family health team?
A family health team is a group of doctors and allied health professionals who work together to provide comprehensive medical care.
As a rostered patient of this family health team, you have access not only to your family doctor, but to a nurse, dietitian, pharmacist, chiropractor and social worker. If you'd like a referral, please contact us.
High Quality Primary Health Care
Our mission is to promote health and well-being through high-quality preventative and primary care.
We provide exemplary patient-centered primary health care through inter-professional collaboration, respect, and a commitment to excellence.
We strive to deliver evidence-informed primary health care and illness prevention programs and services.
We are committed to removing barriers to health care access by engendering a culture that demonstrates diversity, inclusivity and equity.
We work within an inter-professional team to create a positive, collegial, health work environment.
Respect and Dignity
We enable patients and families to make informed health care decisions that reflect their personal values, beliefs and preferences.
Teaching and Learning
We promote an atmosphere of continuous learning and the open exchange of information.
Medication reviews for patients on multiple medications or who have prescription related questions.
- Diabetes Teaching: how to use diabetes injections and blood glucose monitors
- Lung Health Program: spirometry testing, education on Asthma/COPD, inhaler technique, written action plans
- Smoking Cessation Program: detailed individual quit plans, free nicotine replacement
- Tapering and deprescribing of harmful medications such as sedatives
- System navigation for patients applying for drug reimbursement programs (eg. Trillium or EAP)
- Provider education on new medications, changes, or legalization (eg. cannabis)
The Registered Nurse is responsible for conducting initial assessments, immunizations, suture removal, pap smears, smoking cessation, and patient education. The Registered Nurse also provides System Navigation services to locate or make referrals to appropriate community supports.
The Mindful Eating Program is a 6 week virtual group program designed to help clients better navigate their food choices through mindful and intuitive eating approaches in order to nurture a healthier relationship with food. This group employs cognitive behavioural techniques to help clients better cope with their emotions without using food.
The Craving Change Program is a 2 week virtual or in person group program designed to introduce concepts and strategies to help clients better understand why they eat in unhealthy ways. This program delves deep into the psychology of WHY we eat the way we do and offers solutions of HOW to make changes to our eating behaviours.
The Why Weight program offers nutrition solutions of how to lose weight by incorporating bulk cooking strategies, learning about portion sizes and how to balance your blood sugars. This no nonsense program that provides you with specific strategies of how to organize your eating so that you don't have to constantly THINK what you're going to eat. The emphasis of this program is to teach you how to cook blood sugar balancing meals in bulk so that you save time and money.
Chiropractors are experts in assessing, diagnosing and managing musculoskeletal disorders such as neck, back, shoulder, hand/wrist, knee, and ankle/foot injuries. Sports injuries, workplace injuries, car accident injuries, are also commonly managed by chiropractors. Our chiropractor collaborates with your physician and other health professionals to manage your pain, and can help you return to normal function. Chiropractic care may consist of soft tissue release, spinal and extremity joint mobilization and/or manipulation, acupuncture, and exercise prescription.
Low back pain and the ISAEC/Rapid Access Clinic model
Provide a general understanding of back pain, overview of what a chiropractor/physiotherapist can offer for management, review exercises to alleviate back pain
- Neck pain
Provide a general understanding of neck pain, overview of what a chiropractor/physiotherapist can offer for management, review exercises to alleviate neck pain
- Shoulder pain
Provide a general understanding of shoulder pain, overview of what a chiropractor/physiotherapist can offer for management, review exercises to alleviate shoulder pain
- Hip and knee pain
Provide a general understanding hip/knee OA, overview of what a chiropractor/physiotherapist can offer for management, review exercises to alleviate hip/knee pain
- Pain from other regions (wrist/hand, foot, etc)
Tailored to specific anatomical area
- Chronic pain
Provide a general understanding of acute vs. chronic pain, overview of what a chiropractor/physiotherapist can offer for management, collaboration with other health professionals, review exercises
You can contact us using any of the following methods:
Current Crosstown Family Health Team patients can access their online portals here: