Referral Services

Some CWC PCN member physicians and clinics offer specialized services that may benefit you and your patients. If you provide a specialized service and would like to be added to this section, please contact Member Services.

Consults for PrEP management  September 16, 2019

Dr. Carrie Abrahamson is accepting referrals from physicians for PrEP — Pre-exposure Prophylaxis for HIV — a daily medication for eligible patients to take to prevent HIV infection. The two main groups that may be eligible are MSM in non-monogamous relationships and patients in a sexual relationship with a HIV positive partner who is not on ARV Rx or is not yet stable on it.

Dr. Abrahamson is an Alberta Health accredited designated provider, which means a prescription from her could be completely covered through Alberta Health for your patient if they do not have private insurance. She will do an initial consult to discuss eligibility, management, patient commitment and monitoring. If patients are eligible and agreeable to the regimen she will see them for specific monitoring and this prescription refill going forward every three months.

Dr. Abrahamson accepts self-referral from patients for this specific concern but is unable to take unattached patients on as general family practice patients.

She works out of Richmond Square Medical Centre # 142, 3715 51 Street SW, Calgary, T3E 6V2. Phone: 403.229.2273 Fax: 403.246.9688

ADHD 12 and up; Bipolar Screening; Anxiety & Depression  August 26, 2019

Dr. George Barr announces he is available for consultations in any of these areas. I’m a CCFP, but have and a special interest in mental health. I recently moved to:

Lakeview Family Doctors
#10, Lakeview Plaza
6449 Crowchild Trail SW
Calgary, AB, T3E 5R7

(located on Crowchild, just south of the Crowchild/Glenmore Interchange)

Ph. 403-455-2550
Fax 403-455-2551

Have someone you aren’t sure is bipolar? I’ll take an hour long consult or more if needed to decide and if it is mild bipolar, I can manage them for you.

Not sure if someone is borderline, bipolar or ADHD? I’ll bring my 28 years of experience to help sort it out. I am not an expert, but I do have a lot of experience, have trained many residents, and lectured to family doctors and pharmacists.

Patients can see me usually within a few weeks, and I’ll follow them closely, every couple of weeks if need be.

I accept referrals from family docs, psychologists and behavioural health consultants.

You can refer for diagnosis only though my usual routine is to manage the patient’s mental health till doing well and stable (6-12 months for ADHD) and then refer back.

I do not do counselling.

If you have questions, feel free to email me or check out my new website on ADHD with info for both patients and clinicians.

Minor surgery: Lumps and bumps at Westside Medical  June 10, 2019

Dr. Zoe Filyk is available for consultation for minor surgical procedures, lumps and bumps, skin tags, lipomas and sebaceous cysts. Referral from a family physician is required.

Phone 403.686.3628 or fax 403.686.3627 and visit our website for more information at Westside Medical.

Chronic migraine treatment at Westside Medical  June 10, 2019

Dr. Zoe Filyk is available for consultation in identifying patients with chronic migraines who are qualified to get Botox treatment. Botox is covered by insurance plans and Alberta Health Care. Self-referral or referral from a family doctor are both acceptable. Phone 403.686.3628 or fax 403.686.3627 and visit our website for more information at Westside Medical.

Lasermedica wart and toenail fungus treatment available  June 10, 2019

Lasermedica is offering medical laser services for toenail fungus and a wart treatment clinic.
Referrals can be faxed to Dr. Zoe Filyk at 403.686 3627 or call 403.686.3628. Visit our website for more information at Westside Medical.

IUD consultation and insertion  June 10, 2019

Westside Medical’s Dr. Elizabeth Nguyen is available for consultation and insertion for hormonal IUDs Mirena and Kyleena or non-hormonal copper IUDs (Nova T, Liberte).  Self-referral or referral from a GP are both accepted.  Phone 403.686.3628 or fax 403.686.3627 and visit our website for more information at Westside Medical.

Westside Medical has a new sports medicine physician with no wait time  June 10, 2019

Dr. Anene Cheung is a Family Physician recently arrived in Calgary with a specialty in Sports Medicine. Dr. Cheung is accepting new referrals for all MSK, acute or chronic, sports injuries and joint injections. She is also happy to see your patients who suffer from acute or chronic joint pain due to injury, non-surgical fractures or osteoarthritis.  

Currently, there is no wait time to see her. Please fax a referral to 403.686.3627 or phone 403 686.3628 and visit our website for more information at Westside Medical.

Chronic Pain Support and Connections  June 6, 2019

Chronic Pain Support and Connections provides support to the relationships that have been impacted by chronic pain. We work with the individual with chronic pain, their family members, and their friends. Support services are delivered through scheduled and secured video conferences and no fees or payments are required.

For more information, please visit our website or email us at helpchronicpain@gmail.com.

Southland Sports Medicine accepting new referrals  April 4, 2019

Southland Sport Medicine, a CWC PCN member clinic, is accepting new referrals for all MSK and sports injuries. We are happy to see your patients who suffer from acute or chronic joint pain due to injury, non-surgical fractures or osteoarthritis. We also accept referrals for joint injections and exercise prescriptions. We do not accept referrals for patients with WCB claims or those in active litigation post MVA.

Only a one- to two-week wait time to see one of our four sport medicine physicians — Dr. Eric Babins, Dr. Stephanie Mullin, Dr. Neesha Patel and Dr. Brett Hollowell. Please fax referral with pertinent x-ray reports to either a specific physician or the first available to 403-251-9595. A copy of our consultation request can also be downloaded from here or our website.

New Binge Eating Disorder support group  April 1, 2019

The Silver Linings Foundation is offering a pilot support group for Binge Eating Disorder starting Monday, May 13.

The support group for adults will run for six sessions from 5:30 – 7 p.m. and cost $100 for participants.

More information and registration are available online.

Breastfeeding Clinic at Westglen Medical Centre   March 11, 2019

The Westglen Medical Centre Breastfeeding Clinic, located in the Southwest, is a full-service, physician-based lactation clinic serving the Calgary West Central PCN.     

We are open six days a week with some evenings. Same-day appointments are available.

Physician team:

  • Dr. Chantal Barry B.Sc. M.Sc. M.D. CCFP IBCLC
  • Dr. Marta Kozlowska, B.Sc. M.D. CCFP IBCLC
  • Dr. Hailey Barker B.Sc. M.D. CCFP IBCLC
  • Dr. Shirline Chia, M.D. CCFP IBCLC

We manage nipple pain, latch, tongue tie, lip tie, inverted/flat nipples, low supply, over supply, mastitis, plugged ducts, twins, preemies, congenital abnormalities, Down Syndrome, feeding plans, reflux, yeast infections, diaper rash, teething, weaning, starting solids, and anything else that comes our way!  

We accept physician and self-referrals.  

Please check out our website today!

For urgent referrals please call 403-240-2258

Chronic Migraine Clinic at London Medical Centre  January 4, 2019

If your patients are finding it difficult to control their migraine headaches with medication, they may be candidates for botox injections. Dr. Aman Khan is available for consultation in identifying patients with chronic migraines who are suitable candidates for Botox treatment.

Botox is covered by most insurance plans. Self-referral or referral from a family doctor are both accepted. Phone: 587.329.0266 | Fax: 403.255.4065.

Hepatology Central Access & Triage Newsletter – October 2018  November 8, 2018

Wait times for Hepatitis C are low at Hepatology Central Access & Triage (CAT), and we are seeking more patients to treat. We encourage all family physicians to screen for the infection and consider sending a referral to Hepatology CAT.

Hepatology CAT newsletter and virology requisition form 

Calgary Zone hip and knee arthroplasty programs  November 7, 2018

The Calgary Zone has a centralized intake model for accepting referrals for hip and knee surgical assessment. Central Intake supports fair and equitable wait times for all patients.

There are two centers for intake, one at the South Health Campus Bone and Joint Clinic and the other at the Alberta Hip and Knee Clinic at Gulf Canada Square. These two centers support all of the Calgary Zone orthopaedic arthroplasty surgeons regardless of the site at which the surgery is performed. The two clinics share referral lists and have comparable wait times.

Referrals for hip or knee arthroplasty through central triage can be sent to the "Next Available" surgeon or as a direct referral to a specified surgeon. Wait times to a specific surgeon tend to be longer than the "next available" queue. If a patient's condition changes, please resubmit the referral with the relevant changes or contact the clinic to which the patient has been referred. The referral update will be reviewed by a surgeon and any re-triaging or changes to patient status will be communicated back to the referring agent.

If surgery is required, all bookings occur through the central OR booking process for AHS facilities and the wait time for surgery starts at the time a surgeon sends the booking to the facility. This OR booking process is the same regardless of the referring agent, and regardless if it is originally a direct referral or through the "next available" process.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Jason Werle.

Chronic Migraine Treatment Program at Richmond Square Medical  August 15, 2018

Dr. Alisha Rai is available for consultation in identifying patients with chronic migraines who are amenable to Botox treatment. Botox is well covered by insurance plans and most patients will have no out-of-pocket costs. Self-referral or referral from a family doctor are both acceptable. Phone: 403.229.2273 | Fax: 403.246.9688

Richmond Square Medical Centre - Wart treatment and Medical Laser Clinic  May 31, 2018

Richmond Square Medical Centre is now offering medical laser services and a wart treatment clinic.

Referrals can be sent to Dr. Michael Kroetsch at #142, 3715 51 Street SW, Calgary, AB T3E 6V2, or faxed to 403.246.9688.

IUD consultation and insertion available  March 8, 2018

Dr. Michelle van der Westhuizen is available for IUD consultation and insertion. Dr. Michelle is a family physician with interest in women’s health. Self-referral or referral from a GP is accepted. Insertions can be done Monday and Tuesdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 1:00 – 7:30 p.m. (accessibility is most times the same week). Insertion of Mirena/Kyleena/Jaydess or copper IUD (Nova T, Liberte, Flexi T) can be done. 

If being referred by a GP, it is preferred to have consult and insertion on the same day. If a self-referral is made, an initial consult is needed to get an IUD prescription, then an insertion appointment will be made. Please see the link to our website for detailed instructions: http://lynnemurfinmd.com/

Canadian Sleep Consultants - Adult and pediatric sleep referrals  February 15, 2018

Canadian Sleep Consultants is a comprehensive multi-disciplinary sleep centre offering adult and pediatric sleep medicine and surgical services. Dr. Jerome Alonso is fellowship trained in sleep medicine from Stanford and is one of the two AASM Board-certified sleep physicians outside of Foothills Hospital.
 
Canadian Sleep Consultants are accepting referrals at their SE and NE clinic locations for sleep disorders including insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea, narcolepsy and restless legs syndrome.

For additional information, please contact the clinic at 587.332.0600.

NEW! Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon now accepting bookings  January 11, 2018

Sante Medical is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan MacLennan, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon will be joining our clinic effective January 2, 2018.

 Click here for details