News & Views
Did you know that we are also an IUD Clinic?
Care in the Creek Medical Centre would like to welcome Dr Zapf. She has already began her new journey at the clinic, so give us a call to book your appointment.
Dr Zapf has come from the Paleo Medical Clinic in Canmore and brings with her a long list of credentials including certification in functional medicine and family medicine.
Visit the Paleo Medical Clinic website to read more about her beliefs and what Functional Medicine is all about:
Dr Cathryn Henstock-Zapf MD MBA MRCGP CCFP IFMCPCertified Functional Medicine doctor and Family Physician.
Dr Henstock-Zapf is from England and grew in France. She read medicine at University College in London. After graduation she moved to Scotland where she was a psychiatrist. Her Family Medicine training was on the Isle of Skye. In 2000 she began work with the British Armed Forces. They kept her very busy for 16 years. She was sent to BATUS near Medicine Hat in 2011 and fell in love with Alberta.
In 2018 she took over the Bow River Medical Clinic in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies.
In the military she he used lifestyle interventions to solve complex medical problems and this is how she landed in Functional Medicine. The last posting she had was in Dorset where she met Prof Peter Andrews formerly the Head of Human Origins at the Science Museum-one of the greats of paleontology. He tutored her in human evolution and this changed the prism through which she sees health. She believes a lot of modern chronic disease is due to the mismatch of our genes and the modern environment. The last thing she reaches for is the prescription pad.
She loves Irish Wolfhounds, horses, Outlander and hanging upside down in aerial yoga.
To register for any of the below workshops put on my Alberta Health Services, view this link: community.hmhc.ca/sessions/
Intergenerational Trauma- Learning and Healing
June 1, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In this session, you will be walked through some information about intergenerational trauma and how it has impacted the Indigenous peoples of Canada and societal imprints on a specific population. With this information participants will learn through questions, videos and examples and hopefully spark attendees to learn more. Attendees will also learn about a Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary Indigenous led program for youth that is challenging systems and creating space for healing.
Teens in Trouble With the Law: What You Need to Know
June 3, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
This presentation will provide a general overview of the purpose, principles and procedures found in the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and will address a number of common misconceptions about the criminal justice system as it relates to youth between the ages of 12-17. Participants will gain an understanding of the ways in which youth in conflict with the law are treated differently than adults, with particular focus on the areas of diversion from the formal court process, bail, sentencing and youth records.
Emotional Regulation Using Mindfulness
June 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Are you finding it difficult to find balance in this challenging time? Explore how, for most of us, our survival responses (fight, flight or freeze) are currently going haywire. Learn how mindfulness practices can help to regulate your childs emotions, boost immunity, decrease anxieties, improve focus, concentration, and improve our overall sense of well-being. Participants will be invited through guided mindfulness activities during the session.
Mental health for highly sensitive teens; unique struggles for these emotional feelers
June 9, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Highly sensitive teens are often misunderstood by parents and teachers as they often have stronger emotional reactions. In this presentation, learn why this happens, and the necessary tools required to help these teens manage their emotions so they don't become derailed.
Family Violence and Brain Development
Jun 10, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
This presentation will focus on helping parents and caregivers understand family violence and how trauma in children starting from gestation to adulthood affects their socioemotional and neurological brain development. The effects of changes in the brain can manifest in behavioural changes and adverse mental health concerns. Strategies to help parents, caregivers, and professionals recognize signs of childhood trauma, knowing when and where to seek help will be discussed. Strategies to engage in meaningful conversations and finding resources to prevent harm, build protective factors and support children exposed to domestic violence will also be provided.
The Core Story of Brain Development: Learning, Growing, and Developing in Uncertain Times
June 11, 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Even though it feels like the world has come to a strange stand still, children’s brains are still learning, growing, and developing. This session will provide information on brain development and how early life experiences, including COVID 19, are stored into a child’s brain and body.
The session will explore how brain architecture is established early in life and supports life-long learning, behaviour, and health.
Taming Anxiety Gremlins: Avoiding anxiety traps while promoting resilience
June 11, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Anxiety is at epidemic levels among children, teens, and adults. Individuals with ASD also have a high risk of developing anxiety. In this workshop, participants will learn about the nature of anxiety and how traditional ways of offering help may unwittingly worsen anxiety. Participants will also learn effective tools to help individuals manage anxiety to promote their resilience and overall well-being.
Supporting a Smooth Transition into the 2020-2021 School Year
June 15, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - Noon
Since the closing of schools in mid-March due to the recent pandemic, school districts have offered at-home learning opportunities for all students (e.g., online, telephone check-ins, and/or course packages). Parents (in conjunction with their child’s school team) have been supporting their child‘s learning and social-emotional development during this time. Currently, the province continues to work with school authorities and education system partners on developing a comprehensive re-entry plan. This situation leaves many families wondering how they can support their child to transition smoothly into the 2020-21 school year regardless of the re-entry plan that is developed. Knowing that it will be important for parents to share student strengths and home-based strategies that have worked well with school teams, this presentation will be designed to provide families with effective tools and ways to share information to ensure a smooth and successful transition. Tools to be explored may include; slides, videos, creating books and memory boxes.
Things are opening up and we at Care in the Creek are taking precautions.
If you have your own mask or facial covering, please bring it and wear it during your appointment at Care in the Creek.
More patients are attending in person appointments at Care in the Creek in addition to other services opening in our area. This means that the chance of spreading viruses also increases. We would like to protect our vulnerable patients and our staff members.
We have purchased some local handmade masks for your use at the clinic if you do not own a mask. These cloth masks are cleaned after each use and will be supplied to our patients upon availability.
Please understand that to supply each patient with a mask is costly, so we appreciate if you can bring your own.
Thanks for your understanding with our new policy to wear a mask while attending your in person appointment at Care in the Creek.
Smiling with your eyes will become a new skill and talent ;)
Thank you to Harmke in Bragg Creek for custom making these cloth masks pictured here!
Rehabilitation Advice Line – Vulnerable Albertans living with disabilities in the community have additional challenges accessing community supports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus is on ensuring Albertans continue to get the care and support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Starting today, a new Rehabilitation Advice Line, 1-833-379-0563, is available for Albertans over the age of 18 who:
· Have existing disabilities related to neurological conditions (e.g., Parkinson’s, Spinal Cord Injury)
· Have existing health conditions that affect muscles, bones, and joints – including those awaiting or recovering from surgery
· Are recovering from COVID-19
The Rehabilitation Advice Line will be answered by Allied Health clinicians and will operate every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Calls outside this time will be redirected to Health Link.
Are you in need of respite?
Lauren Eaton, Owner of Rocky View Private Health Care has reached out to offer support.
Please contact Lauren Eaton for more information at: firstname.lastname@example.org
"As a company we have the idea and have done this with a couple of families so far. We have a couple of our workers that are offering free respite care for families. We go in for 1 or 2 hours to take care of a client whole the main caregiver can go out for a well needed break or to run errand sor go for a walk. This also includes we can take that client for a walk along paths now the weather is improving, go into the yard, or simply have coffee with them. We are setting up time slots for these volunteer hours. All our workers will have ppe on and supplied by us, will give a report to caregiver after session. We also complete full screening of our staff and clients before shift."
In case you missed Dr Noordman's interview with Global News on April 20, 2020:
Care in the Creek Medical Centre
April 20, 2020
We are sad to announce that Dr Noordman has decided to leave Care in the Creek Medical Centre as of July 15, 2020 as she and her family will be moving back to the Netherlands. Most of you should have received a letter from Dr Noordman in the mail by this time, but if not, please check your mailbox and/or give us a ring to update your mailing address.
Dr. Cunning will continue to practice out of the Care in the Creek Medical Center. He will take over custodianship of Dr Noordman’s patients and will provide the best care possible. Along with the help of our locum doctors, your health will be well taken care of.
We are currently in search of a new doctor and in the meantime, Dr Noordman will continue to assist patients at the clinic until she and her family leave (exact dates pending due to international travel restrictions).