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Patient Programs

A community of health professionals providing comprehensive care using an interdisciplinary approach. Below are a list of programs and services offered:

Hypertension Management

This is a program designed for people with high blood pressure to learn the skills needed for the daily management of their condition. At each visit, a Registered Nurse will help you set and meet specific goals.

 Your doctor may make a referral if you:

  • Have a blood pressure of 140/90 or greater (with or without symptoms) or 130/80 or greater if  you have Diabetes
  • Have been diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Have been living with chronic high blood pressure

In this program you will learn:

  • What high blood pressure is and how it can affect your health
  • Self -management of hypertension
  • How to develop a plan to make healthier  lifestyle choices
  • How to communicate with your health care team
  • How to set & achieve goals (i.e. smoking cessation, healthy eating, more active lifestyle)
  • How your medication(s) work & how to take them effectively
  • How to self-measure blood pressure

 

Smoking Cessation Program

The Smoking Cessation Program at the Harbourview Family Health Team is open to all patients 18 years of age and older who are rostered to a physician. This program provides a systematic approach to assist patients who are interested in quitting smoking. An initial in-office appointment analyzes smoking and quitting history, smoking cessation medication options, and quit plans are developed.

Harbourview Family Health Team participates in the STOP Study, a program funded by the Ministry of Health Promotion.   Family Health Teams across Ontario have the opportunity to offer free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to smokers who wish to quit. The NRTs are available in patch, gum, lozenge and inhaler form. Regular supportive counselling is provided to maximize the chances of successfully quitting smoking.

Patients can be referred to the program by their physician or by self- referral.

 

Diabetes, Chronic Disease Management Program

The goal of this program is to give people living with diabetes, or at risk of developing diabetes, the knowledge and skills needed to become self-managers of their diabetes.  A significant focus is on the prevention of complications by achieving optimal glycemic control.

Patients living with diabetes or at risk of developing diabetes would benefit from a primary care referral to the Diabetes Education Program.  Its primary purpose is to provide basic education on how to prevent or how to manage diabetes on a daily basis.

 

CHOLESTEROL MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

High cholesterol is a serious health  problem that can block an damage your arteries, leading to cardiovascular disease and putting you at risk for a heart attack or stroke. The Cholesterol Program can teach you how to make important diet and lifestyle choices that can reduce cholesterol in your system leaving you healthier and happier.  Ask your doctor about enrolling in our program.