Médecine Familiale 535 Family Practice
Departure of Dr. Beaubien and arrival of Dr. Crosby
Dr. Lise Beaubien will be retiring from her family practice as of October 31, 2021.
We are pleased to have Dr. Natalia Crosby join our team as of November 1st.
Dr. Crosby graduated from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School in the UK in 2009 and has been practicing family medicine in Ontario since 2017.
Dr. Crosby will take over the care of all of Dr. Beaubien's patients residing in Ontario who wish to continue to be followed at our clinic.
If you are a patient of Dr. Beaubien residing in Ontario and wish to have your care transferred to Dr. Crosby, please sign a new patient enrolment form and return it to us before April 30, 2022.
You can send it to us using one of the following options:
Pomelo portal (you can scan it or send us a photo of the form)
Mail (our mailing address is 535 Montreal Rd, Ottawa, ON, K1K 0V1)
Drop it off in person (our opening hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 8pm, but please come before 7:30pm)
If you sign and return this form to us, you do not need to call the clinic to ask us to transfer your file to Dr. Crosby as it will be done automatically.
Patients who were previously under Dr. Crosby's care at the St Laurent Medical Centre
If you were a patient of Dr. Crosby at the St Laurent Medical Clinic and wish to continue under her care, please complete the patient enrolment form and send it back to us.
You can mail it or drop it off in person at 535 Montreal Road, Ottawa, ON, K1K 0V1. The clinic is located next to a Shopper's Drug Mart near the intersection with St Laurent boulevard.
Please allow us at least seven days to process your form and create your chart before communicating with us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Crosby.
Please refrain from calling our office to enquire about the flu vaccine.
We will again be doing mass flu immunizations clinics this year for our patients aged 65 and over and children 6 months to 2 years of age.
We are still in the planning stage and do not yet have any dates for these clinics. We will update our website as more information becomes available.
Due to time and space constraints, we will not be able to offer the flu vaccine to our patients between the ages of 2 and 64.
Appointments for the COVID vaccine can be made:
Until further notice, we will NOT be giving COVID vaccines in our office.
THIRD DOSES FOR SELECT INDIVIDUALS:
Third doses of COVID19 vaccine are available, at a minimum of 8 weeks after the second dose, to the following individuals:
Patients with solid tumours or hematological cancers on active treatment
Transplant recipients (including solid organ transplant and hematopoietic stem cell transplants) and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell recipients
Recipients of any of the following immunosuppressive therapies: anti-B cell therapies, high dose systemic steroids, alkylating agents, antimetabolites or TNF inhibitors and other biologic agents that are significantly immunosuppressive
Patients with stage 3 or advances untreated HIV infection or those with AIDS
Patients with moderate to severe primary immunodeficiency (for example, DiGeorge syndrome, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome)
Additionally, residents of Long-Term Care Homes (LTCH), High-Risk Retirement Homes (RH) and Elder Care Lodges will be offered a third dose of vaccination at an interval of at least 5 months after the second dose.
COVID VACCINATIONS RECEIVED OUTSIDE OF ONTARIO:
If you live in Ottawa and have received one or more doses of a COVID-19 vaccine outside of the Province of Ontario, you must provide your proof of immunization to Ottawa Public Health at the following link.
PROOF OF VACCINATION:
To download your enhanced vaccine certificate (with an official QR code), please visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/get-proof/
COVID VACCINE EXEMPTION LETTERS:
Please be advised that medical exemptions to the COVID vaccine are extremely rare.
As per guidance released by the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario:
The largest group of individuals who receive a medical exception will be those with severe allergic reactions or anaphylaxis to a previous dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or to any of its components and who have been assessed by an allergist/ immunologist to review methods for possible (re)administration of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Another group of individuals who may receive a medical exemption are those who are delaying their second dose because of a diagnosed episode of myocarditis/pericarditis after receipt of an initial dose of an mRNA vaccine.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COVID VACCINE IN KIDS:
SickKids is also offering a phone consultation service that provides a safe, judgement-free space to have an open conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and youth. More information is available on their website.
**NEW*** The CHEO Assessment Centre at Brewer Park Arena now offers Do-It-Yourself Test Kits for kids age 2 months and up. More information can be found here.
In order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, and keep our patients and staff safe, we have implemented the following measures:
We ask that you come alone. If you must be accompanied by someone (such is the case for children or adult dependants), we ask that only one person accompany you.
Masks are mandatory and must be worn while you are in the office. We will not let you into the clinic without a mask.
For further information, please click here.