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We are happy to share that Dr. Clark Svrcek will be joining CVFP.

We are happy to share that Dr. Clark Svrcek will be joining the green team at CVFP as a locum physician.

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Exciting update: CVFP's Funding Contract extended to 2020!

CVFP is uniquely funded by the provinical government to deliver comprehensive primary care for you and your family. This funding is aimed to improve the health of our patients while reducing health care costs to tax payers.

Read more: Exciting update: CVFP's Funding Contract extended to 2020!

CVFP welcomes Dr. Julie Croteau to our team!

Dr. Julie Croteau was born and raised in Calgary, Alberta. She completed a BSc. in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta prior to completing her Medical Degree and Family Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary.

Read more: CVFP welcomes Dr. Julie Croteau to our team!

Influenza Vaccine now available at AHS Clinics and Community Pharmacies Across Calgary!

Did you know that there are about 3500 deaths in Canada every year from Influenza? Influenza is an infection of the nose, throat and lung caused by a virus. The best way to protect yourself is by receiving the influenza vaccine each season.

Read more: Influenza Vaccine now available at AHS Clinics and Community Pharmacies Across Calgary!

Women’s Wellness at CVFP

We are pleased to announce that we will be launching the CVFP Women’s Wellness Clinic in June 2016!

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More is not Always Better

The same is true for medical tests and treatments…

Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures. Unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures do not add value to care.

Read more: More is not Always Better

The Patient Experience Survey comes to CVFP!

We are pleased to share that we have joined forces with the Health Quality Council of Alberta (HQCA) in an effort to gather information on the patient experience at CVFP.

Read more: The Patient Experience Survey comes to CVFP!

Thank you for your support

Dear CVFP patients and families,

I would like to thank you all for your ongoing support of our clinic and funding model.

Read more: Thank you for your support

CVFP - Your Health Home

CVFP physicians are funded differently than most family physicians in Alberta. The remuneration model that Alberta Health funds us through is called Capitation. Each physician at CVFP receives a set fee or payment for each patient that is rostered, or signed up.

Read more: CVFP - Your Health Home

Health Checkups - When you need them

Health Checkups - When you need them – and when you don't

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Important Message for patients taking Allerject

Sanofi-aventis Canada Inc. in consultation with Health Canada has recalled two lots of Allergject due to a manufacturing defect with the needle which administers the medication. The defect may result in the device not delivering epinephrine needed for emergency treatment of serious allergic reactions (anaphylaxis) which can pose serious health risks. The dose strength associated with this recall is intended for use with children weighing between 15 Kg and 30 Kg and the lots were distributed June 1, 2015.

Read more: Important Message for patients taking Allerject

Farewell to Dr. Zoe Chan

CVFP would like to wish Dr. Zoe Chan farewell as she leaves CVFP for a new practice in NW Calgary located at Suite 110-1926 20thAvenue NW (Across from Edelweiss Village).

Read more: Farewell to Dr. Zoe Chan

Refilling your prescriptions at CVFP: What you need to know...

At CVFP we have a team of over 65 staff who are here to work with you in partnership to support your health goals. This includes assisting with your requests to refill your prescriptions.

Read more: Refilling your prescriptions at CVFP: What you need to know...

Have you considered getting a flu shot?

Have you considered getting a flu shot? 

What you need to know.

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Happiness Basics

Happiness Basics. Learn how to cultivate happiness.

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Shingles Information

shingles-brochure

It is estimated that nearly one in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime.

Read the Shingles information booklet

CVFP now offers Prevnar – 13 vaccination

Did you know? Adults and children with respiratory conditions and chronic illnesses are at increased risk for developing pneumococcal infections and are more likely to develop invasive disease.

Read more: CVFP now offers Prevnar – 13 vaccination

Flu Season

Important updates from your CVFP Health Team.

Your CVFP Health team would like to remind you that we are in the height of flu season which is expected to peak in the next two weeks.

Read more: Flu Season

CVFP Responds

CVFP Responds to study released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ):

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N­ew Alberta Insulin Pump Therapy (IPT) Program

On May 30, 2013, Alberta Health Services announced a new Insulin Pump Therapy (IPT) program. The program provides funding for the cost of insulin pumps and pump supplies for Alberta residents with Type 1 diabetes that meet the eligibility and clinical requirements.

Read more: N­ew Alberta Insulin Pump Therapy (IPT) Program

Calgary Flood 2013

It’s now been one month since the tragic flooding that occurred and impacted so many Southern Albertans. CVFP would like to acknowledge the significant efforts of all involved in supporting our community though this challenging time. 

Read more: Calgary Flood 2013

Laboratory confirmed case of Measles

Alberta Health Services – Calgary zone recently reported a laboratory-confirmed case of measles in a toddler with a history of recent travel to Asia. While the immediate threat for this infectious disease is been remediated, it is a good opportunity to reassess your risk for measles. 

Read more: Laboratory confirmed case of Measles

Thank you

CVFP wants to thank both the City of Calgary and all responders for the wonderful work being done in our city and our community. We want to keep our patients, and their families informed about resources available to you should you be affected by the recent flooding and weather.

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We’re Listening…

We’re Listening… Join the Alberta Medical Association for a patient and physician primary care summit!

Would you like to be more involved, or have a say in the delivery of Primary Care Services in our province?

 

Read more: We’re Listening…

EAT MORE FIBRE!

Have you heard this before?  Well there's a reason for that!

What is fibre? The most common sources include fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes - it includes all parts of plant foods that don't get absorbed through the digestive process.

Read more: EAT MORE FIBRE!

LifeScan (Johnson and Johnson) OneTouch® Verio IQ Blood Glucose Monitor Replacement

In a recent information circular sent by LifeScan (Johnson & Johnson) we have been informed that the OneTouch® Verio IQ Blood Glucose Monitor may fail to provide a warring at extremely high blood glucose levels (i.e. 56.8 mmol/L and above). It has been determined that that monitor will turn off instead of displaying the message “extreme high glucose” which it does for a reading above 33.3 mml/L. When turned back on the meter enters Set-Up mode and requires the user to confirm the date and time settings before being able to test again. However, if the glucose level is still 56.8 mml/L or above the meter will shut down again.

Read more: LifeScan (Johnson and Johnson) OneTouch® Verio IQ Blood Glucose Monitor Replacement

Bloom Spring Course

We are happy to announce that the Women’s Health Centre invites has just released their Bloom Spring Course Calendar - it includes dates for upcoming group courses and evidence-based information supporting women with emotional, physical, and chronic health concerns as well as nutrition.

Read more: Bloom Spring Course

Update for Patients of Dr. Dan Johns

We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Dan Johns has established a family medicine practice once again in NW Calgary. Dr. Johns is now located at:

Family Health Clinic Suite 208, Market Mall Office Center 3625 Shaganappi Trail NW Calgary, Alberta, T3A 0E2 Phone: (403) 286-9118 Fax: (403) 286-3069

Read more: Update for Patients of Dr. Dan Johns

Got the Flu? Here's what you can do

Seasonal illness, such as influenza and acute gastro-intestinal illness, are currently circulating in the community. Both are highly contagious illnesses that most often are best treated at home and seldom require hospitalization.

Read more: Got the Flu? Here's what you can do

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer starts in the cells of the breast. The breast tissue covers an area larger than just the breast. It extends up to the collarbone and from the armpit across to the breastbone in the centre of the chest.

Read more: OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Role of the RN at CVFP

At Crowfoot Village Family Practice we are very proud to provide care using our team based approach

Read more: The Role of the RN at CVFP

Calcium

Did you know? Calcium is a mineral found in the food we eat and drink. Many of us know it helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth, but did you know it also plays a role in heart, muscle and nerve functions?

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Why do I have to pay for some health services?

Our practice is publicly funded and you do not pay for your routine care, however there can still be services which are not medically required and not covered by Provincial health insurance. CVFP offers a variety of discounted annual subscriptions.

Read more: Why do I have to pay for some health services?

Proactive Care at CVFP

Crowfoot Village Family Practice (CVFP) is embarking on an innovative new direction to improve patient centered care at our clinic. Your physician has a dedicated assistant know as a POET...

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Your Annual Physical and how it’s changing

Do you believe you need a full physical exam every year? you might not need one, or at least, not what you might consider "a good going over"...

Read more: Your Annual Physical and how it’s changing

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Address: Suite 210,
600 Crowfoot Crescent NW
Calgary, Alberta T3G 0B4

Phone: 403-239-9733
Office Hours:Monday to Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
11:50 to 12:50 pm closed for lunch

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