Primary Care

About our Primary Care Team
Our clinical services team is a compassionate group of dedicated health service providers who work collaboratively to provide you and your family with the best-integrated service for your health needs. The team will provide both primary and holistic medical care rooted in Indigenous culture and tradition for a combined approach to improving health outcomes for the patients and families of North Bay Indigenous Hub.

Your team at North Bay Indigenous Hub includes a family physician, two Nurse Practitioners, a Registered Nurse Care Coordinator, and other Allied Health Professionals.

Physician and Nurse Practitioners services include, but are not limited to:
   • Health Promotion
   • Chronic Disease Management
   • Family-Focused Maternal/Child Health Care
   • Mental Wellness Care
   • Diabetes Care

What is a Family Physician?
A Family Physician is a Medical Doctor who has received specialty training, beyond medical school, in the broad and unique disciplines of primary care. The Family Physician is trained to provide optimal medical care and have advanced skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Care that the family physician provides is founded on relationships with the patient, family, and community. Family Physicians maintain a lifelong commitment to learning and ensure to fulfill the College of Family Physicians of Canada
maintenance of certification requirements.

How Often is the Family Physician on-site?
Currently, the family physician will be at the North Bay Indigenous Hub on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a Registered nurse in the extended class with additional university education specializing in Primary Care. Nurse Practitioners provide holistic care that addresses the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of patients. Nurse Practitioners have advanced decision-making skills in assessing, diagnosis, and management of both acute and chronic illnesses. Nurse Practitioners have knowledge and authority to prescribe medications, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, provide counseling, and refer to other services when necessary. Nurse Practitioners work autonomously, as well as in collaboration with family physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Nurse Practitioners at North Bay Indigenous Hub will provide care for patients of all ages across their life-span and have a role that is complementary to that of the Family Physician.

Will I Have the Same Practitioner for my Visits?
Yes, once you become a patient at North Bay Indigenous Hub, you will be assigned to either the Family Physician or a specific Nurse Practitioner and you will see them at the subsequent visits. This allows for establishing a strong relationship between you and your care provider and ensures continuity of care. If your primary care provider is unavailable, you will be offered an appointment with an alternate Nurse Practitioner or physician.

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