Mountain Woods Health Services is a non-profit organization whose mission is to establish and steward sustainable primary health care in the Greater Bragg Creek area to promote health and wellness in our community.
The members of the board have done a great job in the last years which has resulted in being able to celebrate the clinic's 5th anniversary September 30th. A great accomplishment!
Now it is time to redirect the focus to the long term future and to help the clinic grow even more.
The board is looking for motivated residents with lots of energy and ideas and an interest in health, wellness and collaborative care. If interested (and we hope you are!) please contact Sharon Bayer at 403 554 8978.
Foot Care in the Creek returns to the Bragg Creek Snowbirds Chalet on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Regular professional foot care can help improve circulation, mobility, and can help to reduce the risk of foot infections. For more details and to book an appointment, call 403-949-2133.
Care in the Creek Medical Centre is excited to be offering extended evening hours for the month of August. Dr. Noordman will be in clinic on Monday and Tuesday evenings until 8pm and Dr. Cunning will be in clinic on Thursday evenings until 8pm. Call us today at 403-949-2457 to book your appointment.
Care in the Creek Medical Centre will be open this Saturday, August 12th from 9:30am to 4pm. Please call 403-949-2457 to make an appointment!
August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day
An overdose is simply the unintentional taking of more of a substance than the body can handle. This can range from over-the-counter medicine and alcohol to opioids.
Fentanyl, an opioid derivative, has received a lot of media attention lately due to its extremely addictive properties which can enslave the user within 2 to 3 uses. From there on the addiction will drive the user to constantly seek the next fix leading to overuse and overdoses of this drug. In 2016, 363 people in Alberta died from a fentanyl overdose while in the first three months of this year 113 have died of this overdose. Almost everyone has heard of, or knows, an individual that has been afflicted by this addiction.
Thankfully a drug called naloxone can neutralize/reverse the effects of a fentanyl overdose if given in a timely manner. Naloxone kits are now free from a number of resources in our community. To find out where to get a kit and how to use it, ask your family doctor at Care in the Creek Medical Centre.
Be advised that once the person has recovered from a fentanyl overdose, there is still a very long and difficult road ahead to eventually cure the addiction. Talking to your family doctor at Care in the Creek Medical Centre is the first step toward a full recovery.
DR. ANNELIES NOORDMAN, is accepting new patients.
Call 403-949-2457 today to book your appointment