De dwa da dehs nye>s Aboriginal Health Centre offers a full service medical clinic in Brantford and Hamilton that works closely with patients to help them lead healthy lives. Whether you have a specific medical issue, need your annual checkup or are looking for health advice, De dwa da dehs nye>s can help. Our clinic team provides primary and holistic medical care integrated with traditional Indigenous approaches to our First Nations, Metis and Inuit community members within the Brant and Hamilton regions.
The family physician is a doctor who has been educated in the field of family practice. Family practice is a widely encompassing medical specialty.
The role of the family physician is to provide medical services to each member of the family. These specialists have unique skills, attitudes and broad-based medical knowledge, which qualify them to offer their patients continuing and comprehensive medical care. The family physician provides preventative and health maintenance services regardless of age, sex or type of medical problem. Because of the close relationship with the patient and family, the family physician is best qualified to serve as the patient’s advocate in health related matters, including appropriate access to health services, consultants and community resources.
Nurse Practitioners are advanced registered nurses with additional university education and experience. Nurse Practitioners can diagnose, treat illness and injuries, do physical and well-baby checkups, order tests, prescribe medication, and make referrals. Nurse Practitioners provide a unique ‘holistic’ approach to care. Many people in North Hamilton benefit from the service of Nurse Practitioners.
Areas of focus:
- Culturally sensitive primary care provided by Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Foot Care Nurses, Dietitians, Social Workers, and other healthcare professionals.
- Treatment and monitoring of illnesses.
- Health promotion, screening (ex: diabetes, hepatitis C) and lifestyle counseling to reduce risks associated with disease.
- Pre and post-Natal care.
To see a member of our primary care team at our Hamilton site please call (905) 544-4320 and to see a member of our primary care team at our Brantford site please call (519) 752-4340.
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Primary Care Branch
Brant Community Healthcare System – http://www.bchsys.org/hospital/
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario – http://www.cpso.on.ca/public-register/all-doctors-search
Hamilton Health Sciences – http://www.hamiltonhealthsciences.ca/
Health Care Connect – http://www.cpso.on.ca/public-register/all-doctors-search
Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/
Nurse Practitioner Association of Ontario – https://npao.org/?
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton – http://www.stjoes.ca/