Outpatient Clinics and Associated Health Professionals
An outpatient is someone who goes to a hospital or clinic for a procedure which does not require an overnight stay at the hospital. A number of health care professionals are associated with HGMH and provide clinics on-site.
Currently, there are seven family physicians with private practices in conjunction with Hôpital Glengarry Memorial Hospital (HGMH), housed within the building itself. These family practice physicians are Dr. Grably, Dr. Ross, Dr. Marleau, Dr. Lajoie, Dr. Accardi, and Dr. Lau.
Registered Dieticians study food and nutrition. Registered Dieticians promote good health through proper eating and take into account individual illness and use diet to help manage symptoms. The Registered Dietician at HGMH is Ms. Smith.
Endoscopy is the term used for the visual inspection of the internal parts of the body by means of an endoscope. Gastroscopies, colonoscopies and sigmoidoscopies are done in our clinic. We have a team of endoscopists, and appointments are by physician referral only.
Gynecology deals directly with the problems and disorders arising in the biosex female reproductive system. Appointments with Dr. Ywakim and Dr. Nadkarni are by physician referral only.
Neurology is the branch of medicine which deals exclusively with problems in the nervous system. Appointments with Dr. Suranyi are by physician referral only.
Our optometrist provides onsite visual rehabilitation consultations as requested by the rehabilitation team, as well as in-patient general oculo-visual consultations if requested by a staff physician. Dr. Smith is our optometrist.
Orthopaedics is the field of medicine concerned with bones, structure and related problems. Dr. Elkurbo provides clinics at HGMH, serving as our Specialist in this department. Appointments with Dr. Elkurbo are by physician referral only.
Regional Diabetes Program
Patients of the Regional Diabetes Program can be seen at HGMH or at the Centre de santé communautaire de l'Estrie by their diabetic nurse educator and dietician.
Respirology refers to the study and treatment of breathing disorders. The respirologist at HGMH is Dr. Schneiderman. Appointments are by physician referral only. Diagnostic tests that may be ordered by a physician and done at this clinic include flow rates and pulmonary function testing.
Physiatry is a medical specialty focusing in the areas of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Medicine. The ultimate goal of physiatry is to restore or maximize functional ability and improve quality of life. Any person with injury, illness or pain affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological or cardiorespiratory function could benefit from the expertise of a Physiatrist. Dr. Reen is our physiatry specialist. Appointments with Dr. Reen are by physician referral only.
Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
The Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) is an independent not-for-profit organization that is funded by the Government of Ontario of which HGMH is a member. OTN facilitates "telemedicine or telehealth" which is the delivery of health-related services and information using telecommunications technologies. Using two-way videoconferencing systems and tele-diagnostic instruments like digital stethoscopes and patient examination cameras, telemedicine can deliver clinical care among health care providers and patients both near and far.
Our hospital can provide patients with the opportunity to have their health care closer to home. The patient's referring healthcare provider (nurse practitioner, family physician, specialty consultant) can contact the Telemedicine Coordinator at HGMH to inquire if a telemedicine appointment is feasible. For example, if you have had a heart attack and require a follow-up appointment with the physician, physiotherapist, or dietician, this appointment can be set-up so that you come to HGMH and speak to the healthcare provider through the television. This can avoid travelling long distances to a tertiary care centre (i.e.: Ottawa), and unneeded stress. It can also be cost effective (transportation, etc.). For more information, please contact the HGMH Telemedicine Coordinator at 613.525.2222 x4119.