Vascular Health Program

Prevention and management of vascular diseases (including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease) through self-management support, healthy lifestyle counseling and evidence based intervention.

 

This program is for:

  • Patients with, or at risk for, vascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease, circulatory disease

Program Activities and Services:

  • Individual sessions with care providers for assessment, monitoring, counselling, treatment and self-management support
  • Blood pressure checks, lab work monitoring, symptom monitoring
  • Group workshops

Goals for Participants:

  • Improvement in vascular health measures (such as blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, medications)
  • Healthy lifestyle behaviour changes such as improved nutrition and increased activity
  • Improved knowledge, confidence and/or motivation

Team:

  • Nursing
  • Dietitian
  • Physiotherapist

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral

 


CHANGE PROGRAM

  • 12-month structured program focused on the reversal of metabolic syndrome through diet and exercise modifications
  • Physician referral required
  • For patients with at least 3 of the following:
    • High blood pressure (≥ 130/85 mm Hg, or receiving medication)
    • High blood glucose levels (≥ 5.6 mmol/L, or receiving medication)
    • High triglycerides (≥ 1.7 mmol/L, or receiving medication)
    • Low HDL-Cholesterol (< 1.0 mmol/L in men or < 1.3 mmol/L in women)
    • Large waist circumference (≥ 102 cm in men, 88 cm in women; ranges vary according to ethnicity)

 

The Vascular Health Program is provided by a physiotherapist, dietitians and nurses for people with (or at risk for) heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney or circulatory disease.

The goal of the Vascular Health program is to reduce risk factors by providing assessment, monitoring, education and support focused on nutrition, exercise, medications and stress reduction. Individual counseling and group workshops are available for those who are interested.

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For:  Patients of the NFHT who need an urgent appointment and are unable to get one at their doctor’s office.  This is an alternative to using a walk-in clinic.

To Book an Appointment, call: 289-252-2139.

  • You MUST have a family doctor with the Northumberland Family Health Team and a valid Ontario Health Card
  • Emergencies should still go to the hospital Emergency Department

Location:      Northumberland Family Health Team

Northumberland Mall – Lower Level

Hours:            Phone lines open at 8:00 am

Tuesdays:  9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Closed on Statutory Holidays

 

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This is a group session that will offer information on a variety of smoking cessation options.

Ongoing sessions alternating Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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