What’s New?

The Latest Updates as we move into 2019?

                           We Have Great News!

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Dr. Tom Newth will be returning from the UK to rejoin our Team Practice permanently in June 2019!

Most patients that joined our Team Practice through physicians who have left or retired, have continued as patients with us. We would not have had the capacity to provide ongoing care to most of you, without Dr. Cook joining our team in Sept 2018. At this time, Dr Cook plans to be with us until Sept 2019, and will continue to accept new patients for our Team Practice until he leaves.

With Dr. Newth’s permanent return to our Team Practice, we hope that our patients who currently see Dr. Cook regularly will be confident that their continuity of care will continue here at Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic.

Just a few reminders, that as a Patient of our Team Practice:

  •   you will have effective and efficient access to a primary health care team member when you need it.
  •   we will always do our best to accommodate our patients with appointments in a timely manner, based on provider coverage.
  • you have options to get the care you need when you need it, as a walk-in patient, or by booking a same day appointment in person, or with an appointment  booked by phone.
  •   if the main provider you see takes time off or leaves permanently, our Team will continue to provide you with continuity of care. You will not need to seek out another provider, unless you choose to do so.

Currently, our physicians include 2 permanent primary providers, Dr. Margot Link and Dr. Rob Cook. Dr. Cook is currently accepting new patients – Dr. Link is not.

Dr. Magier is an ongoing Locum Provider at KLMC, and is not accepting patients.

Dr. Sharon Lee, who was an ongoing and invaluable Locum Provider at KLMC for many years is retiring as of Dec 31, 2018. We wish her all the best!

We are always recruiting, and hope to have 2 to 3 additional providers join us in 2019. We do have excellent coverage starting right away in January 2019, so wait times should be minimal for walk ins and booked appointments.

WINTER IS HERE!

…which usually means busier times at medical clinics, and longer waits to see your doctor, sometimes weeks and even months!

We want you to know our team works very hard to see every person that walks through our doors everyday, whether you are a Drop-in Patient, a Visitor to the area, newly relocated, or unable to get into see your own GP, or when you really don’t need to go to the ER.

We believe in Timely and Effective Medical Services for All. 

In B.C., we have the ability to provide exactly that!

At Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic, we strive to be open 7 Days per Week, and on most Stat Holidays.

This does, however require consistent and reliable providers, often difficult to recruit and retain.This is why we are asking for each and everyone who believes that Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic is a vital part of the the Primary Care Network in the Kootenay Boundary Region to get involved.

We are Asking You to Please Spread the Word!

We have a fantastic but small team, but desperately need more providers! We have patients coming to us for ongoing medical care, who need more, and specialized providers! We have a highly efficient Electronic Medical System and super efficient support staff, but we all need more support in the form of more providers!

Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic is a small and locally owned business with limited resources, so we are relying on Word of Mouth to help us recruit 3 more providers.When the new Provincial Funding Model for Primary Care Networks comes to fruition in 2019, it will include not just physicians, but nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals, plus qualified support staff. This funding is made possible by you, through your tax payer’s contributions to British Columbia’s Medical Services Plan.

Contact your local and ministry representatives to find out more. 

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018PREM0034-001010

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the meantime, Spread the Word that Kootenay Lake Medical Clinic is building their team NOW!

We are searching for Medical Professionals who might be interested in  joining our team in one of the best places to

Work, Live and Play in the World!