MAKING ILLNESS AN OPTION
Traditional Medicine with a Holistic Approach
Primary Health Care Services: Servicing areas in Stouffville, Uxbridge, Durham, Clarington and the GTA.
Booking Virtual, In Clinic and Home Visits
- Health Exams & Home Visits
- Child and Young Adult Exams
- Travel Medicine
- Forms & Prescription Renewals
- Pain & Wound Care
- Gut Health Assessment
NP HEALTH CLINIC!
We provide a wide range of direct care services to people throughout the health care continuum. In addition to treating illnesses, we teach individuals and their families about healthy living and disease management.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) are Registered Nurses who have expanded their experience with continuing education and training to increase their scope of practice allowing them to:
Autonomously diagnose and treat illnesses
Perform medical and minor surgical procedures
Order and interpret lab and diagnostic tests
Communicate a diagnosis
Teach how to manage chronic illness
Home & Clinic Visit Services (Servicing the GTA and Surrounding Areas)
New Consult Home/Clinic Visit
Initial History & Physical Exam, Lab testing and treatment plan.
This visit includes a detailed health history physical exam blood tests and any diagnostic testing needed help identify how to manage and treat your health concerns.
This is a 2-step appointment.
- The first appointment is obtaining your health history & performing a physical exam.
- The 2nd step will be a virtual or in clinic appointment to review your test results and implementing a personalized treatment plan that will help better manage your healthcare.
60 min appt.
Women’s Health Exam
Includes PAP test, if Eligible.
This is in office/clinic appointment for women from the age of 18 onwards, who are looking to discuss and/or find solutions to any health care concerns they may have. If you are 21 to 70 yrs. Of age. We will discuss doing a preventive cervical screening such as a PAP & Vaginal swabs, if this has not been done within a 3 year period.
Includes assessment, STI testing and Counselling. (This will be in Office Service only.)
This is a 2-step appointment.
- An initial consult which can be done virtually to see if you are a candidate for an IUD insertion and discuss other contraceptive options if not a candidate for an IUD.
- The 2nd appointment will be in clinic for the IUD insertion.
60 min appt.
Follow up Appt. for Chronic Disease Management
Diabetes, Hypertension Management (e.g. any management of chronic illness.)
This appointment is beneficial when done after an initial consultation has been conducted. This helps better manage patient’s chronic illness. Patients that are experiencing ongoing issues with Hypertension, Diabetes, Arthritis, Thyroid issues, Obesity etc. Addressing any ongoing symptoms, lifestyle modification, medication management and repeating any blood tests if required.
Well Child Examinations
This is a wellness exam looking at growth and development and making sure the child is meeting their developmental milestones for their age (0-12 yrs old.)
This is a 45-60min in clinic appointment for children from age of 2 months to 12 years old. This includes detailed history and physical exam addressing if immunizations are up to date and making sure that the child is meeting their developmental milestones.
Travel Medicine Consults
Are you going away and not sure of what Travel Medicine you require? All recommendations are based on CDC guidelines. Necessary Prescriptions will be given.
This appointment can be done virtually or in clinic. We will discuss relevant information and advice on the current recommendations for immunizations, prevention of communicable diseases and any other health risks specific to the area to which you are travelling.
Acute Care Visits
Acute care visits examples: cough, sore throat, rash, abdomen pain, sick notes, prescription renewals (please note no narcotic renewals etc.) headaches, acne and Dizziness.
This is a 30min appointment. Online or In Clinic. If you have urgent care health issue, for example: Abdominal pain, Acne, Cough, Headache, Urinary Tract Infection, Sore throat, flu-like symptoms, and back pain. Detailed history will be obtained. If required, A physical exam will be performed, and treatment plan will be provided to the patient.
Adolescent/ Young Adult Consults
This Includes addressing mental health issues, sexual health counselling and common health conditions facing this age group.
This is a 45-60 min appointment. Online or In Clinic. Will address common health care concerns affecting this population such as mental and sexual health issues. Discussing preventive health care measures and making sure immunizations are up to date.
Gut Health Assessment
This History and Physical exam will give you a starting point in how to reduce common Gut Symptoms (bloating, constipation etc) included will be a treatment plan on what foods and supplements and lifestyle changes.
Gut health is an essential part of managing chronic illness. This appointment assists individuals that are suffering from any type of digestion issues, autoimmune illness, or chronic illness. It can be done online or in clinic and can be in collaboration with a naturopathic doctor. Treatment plan will involve diet intake along with supplements that can improve gut health, blood tests will be conducted, if necessary.
Medication Prescription Renewals
Will assess and renew medications until you get an appt with primary care provider. (No Narcotic renewals.)
This is based on knowledge of the patient’s current health and medications. This is a 15-20min appointment. Online or In Clinic appointment. We will also discuss medication management. No narcotic renewals.
15 min appt.
This service provides an Assessment, Counseling and Testing for any sexual health concerns. (Clinic visit.)
30 min appointments in office or online appointment that will discuss any sexual health care issues that are occurring we will offer STI testing (Sexually Transmitted Infection) alongside discussing preventions that can be taken.
We can complete various medical forms required by government agencies or employers.
This is an In-Office appointment only. History and Physical Exam will be conducted for Driver physicals, Disability tax credit forms and parking permit applications.
This is a complete physical exam that involves cognitive & lab testing, reviewing medications & treatment plans.
60 min in office appointment only. Detailed medical history will be obtained along with a physical exam and medication management will be provided. Will perform cognitive testing and discuss how to manage the prevention of chronic illness. Will include any necessary diagnostics and blood tests.
60 min appt.
Wound Care Management
Dressing Changes, Possible Low Level Laser Treatment for faster healing.
30 min appointment can be in home or clinic appointment to help manage any type of wound infection. Will be assessed to see if you are a good candidate for Theralase (Cold Laser) treatment which will help speed up the healing of the wound.
General Consult / Follow Up
This service is for any general health advice or questions you may have in regards to your health.
30 min appointment in clinic or virtual. We discuss any type of health care concern that you need management or treatment on.
30 min appt.
Please note: If Home Visit are over the allotted time, there is an additional $30 charge for every additional 15 minutes.
Home Visits are Done in a 35km radius from Oshawa. If you are requiring a home visit outside this area there will be an additional cost.
After you select the service of your choice, you will be directed to our booking tool where you will be able to schedule your appointment for a home, clinic or virtual appointment. Payment is taken after the appointment.
Cold Laser Treatment
Low Intensity laser therapy that stimulates healing on a cellular level this decreases pain and inflammation and is good for back pain, arthritis, muscular strains & sprains, nerve pain wound healing…and many more conditions.
Some conditions that can be treated with Cold Laser Therapy include:
Neck Pain, Cervical Arthrosis, Tendinitis, Strains, Carpal Tunnel, Sciatica, Synovitis, Capsulitis, Hip Bursitis, Diabetic Neuropathy, Achilles Tendinitis, Migraine, Headache, Arthritis, Rotator Cuff, Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow, Intercostallic Pain, Knee Pain, Ligament Injuries, Wounds, Ankle Sprain, Plantar Fasciitis, Otitis, Sinusitis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Lumbar Disc Herniation, Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Lymphedema, Sesamoiditis, Low Back Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Patellofemoral Pain, Keliod Hypertrophic Scar.
30 minutes: $75
Rapid Access Care/Telemedicine
Online appointment that can address any health care concerns this appointment is booked through our secure platform Medeo. You can set up you own account and it allows you to have secure messaging and video with your primary provider.
Over 80% of health care visits can be treated online
Instant healthcare access on your schedule
Get expert advice and individualized healthcare
And all of this from the comfort of your home!
NP Health Clinic takes your privacy seriously all forms of communication are encrypted and online consults are in a secure location.
Please Note if you need to go to ER we will refund your consultation fee.
Here is a quick self-check to see if rapid access is for you:
Please answer the following questions
1. Do you require medical note for work?
2. Do you spend a lot of time trying to get medications renewed?
3. Do you have a cold, cough sore throat, fever or any non-urgent health care condition that requires immediate attention?
4. Do you feel that your health care provider isn’t listening to your health care needs?
If you have answered YES to any of the above questions, then rapid access care online/ telemedicine is for you.
NP Andrena McDonald
NP Andrena McDonald is a strong believer that all patients deserve a life of energy and that we can create it for ourselves.
This is why she has decided to start her own practice to be able to connect with her patients in order to attack the root cause of one’s health challenges, by taking an approach that consists of Conventional medicine mixed with a Holistic approach to Primary Health Care.
One of NP Andrena McDonald missions is to inspire hope while contributing to one’s health and well-being, by providing access to the best Health Care for every patient through integrated clinical practice, education and research.
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Yes, you can still see your family doctor!
You can also choose to see a Nurse Practitioner as your primary care provider as an alternative to a family Physician.
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Primary Care Nurse Practitioner is a Nurse with specialized education and skills that can work both independently and collaboratively in a variety of health care settings. NP’s can initiate treatments, diagnose diseases, disorders and conditions, prescribe medications and order lab tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests within their scope of practice. NP’s provide a comprehensive approach to health care.
What kind of health-care services do nurse practitioners provide?
Do nurse practitioners replace other health-care professionals? Will I still be able to see my doctor?
NPs work in collaboration with other health-care providers. They are part of an interdisciplinary team that includes registered nurses, physicians, physiotherapists and others. While seeing an NP, you can still see your family doctor or any other health-care provider. You also have the opportunity of choosing to see a Nurse Practitioner as your primary care provider as an alternative to a family Physician.
What is a Holistic Approach?
NPs are health-care providers who care for patients by taking a holistic approach:
- Addressing individual needs relating to their physical and mental health
- Provides health promotion for a person to lead a healthier lifestyle.
- Engages in teaching people how to manage chronic illness.
- Focusing on how an illness affects a person’s life and the people around them.
- Gathering medical histories and performing physical exams.
Where can we find nurse practitioners?
NPs work in diverse areas throughout our health care system such as:
- Family Health Teams.
- Hospitals (outpatient clinics, emergency rooms and other speciality. areas for e.g. Neurology, Obstetrics.)
- NP-Led clinics.
- Sexual Health Clinics.
- Community Care, Health-Care Centres, Physician offices and in patient homes.
- Corporate or private care clinics.
- Nursing Homes.
- Travel Clinics.
Why might I need a Gut Health Assessment?
New medical research now correlates that some chronic illnesses are linked to autoimmune conditions, Autism, Neurologic & Mental Health Conditions.