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Patients section

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Our chronic disease nurse is specially trained to help optimize the quality of life for patients and their caregivers, young patients or parents with a child living with a chronic respiratory disease like emphysema and asthma, commonly called COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Our program aims to:

  • Reduce your symptoms
  • Increase your participation in self-management
  • Delay or prevent hospitalization or emergency room visits
  • Improve fitness & physical condition
  • Promote lifestyle changes

A variety of services are offered to you:

  • Educational sessions (i.e. disease process, technique for inhaled medications, action plan, and stress management)
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Spirometry test (lung function test) to screen or to monitor the disease
  • Supervised individualized exercise program (1-2 times/week)
  • Nutritional assessment, if needed

The following multidisciplinary personnel will work with you:

  • Chronic disease nurse
  • Health promoter
  • Mental health counselor
  • Pharmacist
  • Nurse practitioner and/or Dietitian.

To receive these services, you must be a resident of the Province of Ontario and be referred by a family physician who is a member of our Family Health Team.

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