Due to personal vacations; the following physicians will be unavailabe for the following periods
Dr. Laura Hendrick – away Feb 16 – March 5, 2018
Dr. Kevin Leung & Dr. Alice Wong – away March 9 – 26, 2018
The office will still remain open and scheduling of appointments can still be made for the full duration.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Dr. Kevin Leung
It is with great astonishment that another holiday season has arrived! We wish all our staff and patients a happy holidays for the 2016 season and an earnest wish for the health and happiness of all.
For this holiday period, we will be closed for the statutory holidays Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years day. All other days, please contact the office / leave a message for same-day, urgent consultations as one of our doctors will be available for urgent health concerns on weekdays over the holiday period.
Monday Dec 26 (Boxing Day)
Tuesday Dec 27 (Lieu Day for Christmas).
Monday Jan. 2 (Lieu Day for New Year’s).
We are excited to announce that flushots for the 2016 season have arrived (finally). We apologize in the delay but Public health just released the serum to doctor’s offices late last week.
- Dr. Leung and Dr. Wong’s patients can drop into the office for the month of November without an appointment for FLU SHOTS ONLY on the following dates.
Wed. Nov 8 – 2:30 pm
Thurs. Nov 9 – 1:30 pm
Fri. Nov 10 – 1:00 pm
Mon. Nov 13 – 1:45 pm
Tues. No 14 – 1:30 pm
Wed. Nov 15 – 2:00 pm
Thurs. Nov 16 – 1:30 pm
More dates will be announced in the future so check back if these times do not fit your needs.
2) Dr. Hendrick’s patients are being asked to call the ofice to make an appointment to be fit in for the flu shot.
It is with regret that we announce that Hollandview Medical will be phasing out blood draws at our clinic.
The government has been consolidating all blood draws at the provincially funded laboratories .
As the phone lines and front staff have become busier, we need to have the staff focus on their main secretarial and reception duties at this time.
As such, we will be retiring our laboratory facilities on October 31, 2015.
There is a laboratory (Lifelabs) on the first floor of our building past the elevator.
In addition, you can obtain more information about laboratory locations; you can visit these websites:
Lifelabs @ http://locations.lifelabs.com/
CML (owned by Lifelabs) @ http://cmlhealthcare.com/clinic-locator/
Since there are patients new to the office; we thought a few pointers would be handy to make your visit to the office more pleasant.
The public washroom is just past the elevators on the right. Also, if you need to use the bathroom while you are waiting, please feel free to do so and simply let us know when you come back. We keep your appointment in priority sequence.
Lifelabs is also past the elevators, but to the left; their hours are generally Mon-Fri.; 7 am – 3 pm. NO appointment is necessary.
When arriving at your appointment; if the secretaries are busy, please feel free to leave your health card on the counter and take a seat. We will check you in and ensure that your appointment .
Old records. If you wish to get your old records; please complete the transfer of records request form and contact your previous family doctor to see if there is a charge.
You may wish to discuss with Dr. Hendrick whether she needs your old records at the time of your appointment.
As many patients have been phoning in to inquire; there are current cases of measles in Toronto and the York region. Although there are always cases in Canada on an annual basis; this year is particularly prominent for cases of measles that were spread from Disney in California at the beginning of the year.
Measles is one of the most infectious disease that we have with an estimated rate of spread to 12-18 (unprotected) individuals for every case.
Adults born before 1970 are generally presumed to have natural immunity because they were exposed.
If you haven’t had 2 doses of the measles vaccine and you were born after 1970; please contact our office to book an appointment to discuss receiving a booster dose.
Vaccines are a victim of their own success and our society has become complacent over the years due to the effect of group (herd) immunity protecting those that haven’t received the vaccine themselves.
The measles vaccine is extraordinarily effective with 1 dose providing 95% chance of protection and 2 doses effectively giving you a 99% chance of protection from the disease.
Measles itself has a 0.5% mortality rate so it is definitely worth protecting you and your loved ones.
Please read this touching article written by the children’s author Roald Dahl about losing his daughter to measles. I hope that we can protect everyone in our society from this type of tragedy where possible.