Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics
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Client testimonials

Thorough-Explains things well

Listening and being heard-genuine care

Good information and tips during followup-comfortable-pain-free vaccine

Well informed-confidence of diagnosis

Explaining-Evaluating best course of treatment for me/wait times for appointments

Staff is very efficient and kind-NP gave a painless needle

Greeting and professionalism-friendly-welcoming, provided healthy solutions

Always thoroughly explains things-Makes you feel comfortable and makes sure you understand things

Always listens-Excellent followup and notes

Quick and friendly intake-efficient health care

sunburn preventionSummer is just around the corner an being confident in skin protection and sunburn prevention is more important than ever.

Did you know…?

  • Non melanoma skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Canadians! (*Canadian Cancer Society)
  • Over 80,000 cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in Canada each year, more than 5,000 of which are melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer (www.canadianskincancerfoundation.com)

Moles are often harmless but you should check your skin often and assess for changes and certain characteristics that could be concerning.

Look for the ABCDE’s and if you see one or more, it’s time to see your primary health care provider and have it checked.

A – Asymmetry (If you draw a line down the center, both sides should be the same)

B – Border (The border should be smooth and even)

C – Color (A mole should be only once uniform color)

D – Diameter < 6mm (The width of a mole should be no bigger than a pencil eraser)

E – Evolving (Changes in shape, size, color or other features are concerning)

If you have a mole (s) that changes with any of these features, please call your Provider to book a visit for a skin assessment. 

Wearing sunscreen of 30 SPF or greater will help reduce your skin cancer risk if worn properly.  Sunscreen should be applied 15-20 minutes prior to exposure and all sun exposed areas should be covered. Look for broad spectrum and water resistant sunscreen, apply generously, reapply every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating. Check expiry dates and be sure it is stored properly ( no extreme temperatures).

Cover up whenever possible; wear a wide brimmed hat, sunglasses, and light UV/UPF clothing, etc.

Seek shade especially during peak sun hours, when sun is the strongest from 10 am to 2 pm. Sit under a tree, a gazebo or an umbrella.

Don’t forget to protect your lips too with a SPF lip balm.

Hope this has been helpful! Have a fun and skin safe summer from SDNPC!

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delores

"I like the idea you can ask more than one question."

says our patient Delores.
NorthEastLHIN

Website helps Northerners better connect with hundreds of home and community care services

northeasthealthlineJanuary 3, 2018 – Meal delivery, transportation, palliative care – Northerners can find information about these and other support services in one spot.

The location is www.northeasthealthline.ca. This website was developed with the support of the North East Local Health Integration Network (NE LHIN). It is a resource for patients, caregivers, health care providers, and anyone wanting to learn more about the many health services available in communities across Northeastern Ontario.

Click here to learn more.

“As part of our commitment to engage with fellow Northerners on health care, the North East LHIN sends relevant information, both electronically and otherwise, to people living in Northeastern Ontario.  The North East LHIN welcomes your thoughts, ideas and comments on the information attached to this email, as well as your input on how we can continue to build a stronger system of care for fellow Northerners.  To offer your comments, please click here.  If you do not want to continue to receive information from the North East LHIN, simply reply to the email you received stating your intention to opt out and we will remove you from our engagement database.

Un site Web permet aux résidents du Nord de se relier plus facilement à des centaines de services de soins à domicile et en milieu communautaire

lignesantenord estLe 3 janvier 2018 – Livraison de repas, transport, soins palliatifs – les résidents du Nord peuvent trouver à un même endroit des renseignements sur ces services et sur d'autres services de soutien.

Voici l'adresse du site Web : www.lignesantenord-est.ca. Ce site a été élaboré avec le soutien du Réseau local d'intégration des services de santé (RLISS) du Nord-Est. Il s'agit d'une ressource pour les patients, les soignants, les fournisseurs de soins de santé et quiconque veut en savoir plus sur les nombreux services de santé offerts dans les communautés du Nord-Est de l'Ontario.

Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus.

Dans le cadre de notre engagement à consulter nos concitoyens du Nord sur les questions de soins de santé, le RLISS du Nord-Est envoie des renseignements pertinents, par voie électronique et par d’autres moyens, aux résidents du Nord-Est de l’Ontario. Le RLISS du Nord-Est aime recevoir vos idées, vos perspectives et vos commentaires relativement aux renseignements joints à ce courriel, ainsi que vos commentaires ayant trait à l’établissement d’un système de santé solide pour les résidents du Nord. Pour nous transmettre vos commentaires, veuillez cliquer ici. Pour ne plus recevoir de renseignements du RLISS du Nord-Est, il suffit de répondre à ce courriel et d’indiquer que vous ne voulez pas recevoir de correspondance à l’avenir. Nous enlèverons vos coordonnées sur notre liste d’envoi.

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