Womens Health Centre
What is the Women’s Health Centre?
The Women’s Health Centre is a specially designed program for women ages 16 and over that provides services over and above the basic OHIP structure. The focus is on Health Promotion specific to an individual. An annual physical helps us identify issues specific to a woman’s stage in life that can be discussed one on one, where we use a unique holistic approach to care that addresses the physical, emotional, mental, social and sexual aspects of health and illness.
NEW Updates to the Women’s Health Centre – We are continually striving to help you achieve the best physical, mental, and emotional health. We have recently added a specific follow-up form, to be completed after your annual health exam, to assist us in addressing the many important factors so often missed in a traditional medical exam.
We work as a team:
Paula is the receptionist who books your appointments and can provide you with information about all of our programs and office procedures.
Egzona is our Registered Practical Nurse. She helps with triaging patients and in getting you ready for your visit with the doctor or nurse practitioner by taking a history and by completing certain tests depending on your concerns.
Dr. Zoia Sherman, our founder, is the physician. She is the founder of the Women’s Health Centre and is celebrating 30 years of medical practice. She is well experienced in Women’s Health and truly takes a preventative approach to each and every client’s care.
Women’s Health patients will see either Dr. Sherman or Christine, our Nurse Practitioner, who works closely with Dr. Sherman to optimize your health. Dr. Sherman is available to enhance your cosmetic appearance as well. In addition to her general practice, Dr. Sherman practices in Anti-Aging and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures such as Botox and fillers, as well as mole and skin tag removal. Dr. Sherman is also trained to provide counselling and treatment regarding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (Bio-HRT)
Cosmetic and Bio-HRT services are available at our attached medical spa. Please see www.coralspa.com
Christine is our Nurse Practitioner. In addition to providing services such as annual physical examinations, prescriptions, tests, and follow-up visits, Christine is able to take the time to really discuss what it is you need to enhance your health on all levels. Nurse Practitioners are Registered Nurses who have returned for additional education and training. They are registered through the College of Nurses of Ontario, and their focus is on preventative care. More information can also be found at the bottom of this page.
Christine has also been certified in “First Line Therapy” – a lifestyle change program that truly optimizes, on a personalized level, the health of all individuals with various health conditions and concerns.
As a client of the Women’s Health Centre of Windsor you will be provided with comprehensive care.
You can make an introductory visit through our walk-in clinic.
We would then schedule you for a “First Visit History and Physical Examination”.
You will also have access to clinic appointments for everyday concerns and management of illness.
You can get help from the Doctor on call after regular clinic hours
- You will have added access to care, as our Nurse Practitioner prioritizes Women’s Health patients visiting through the walk-in clinic
What days can I book an appointment?
The clinic is open for general appointments Monday – Saturday. For existing patients, yearly physicals can be booked with Dr. Sherman on Tuesday to Friday.
Remember if you are Diabetic or take medication for Cholesterol you will need to fast (no food or drink for 12 hours prior to appointment, except for enough water to take your medication) so make your appointment early in the day.
To prepare for your First Annual Appointment click on New Patient Questionnaire to print out the questionnaire. Fill out the questionnaire and bring with you on the visit day.
For renewal of membership (all further annual physicals) click on Annual Questionnaire to print out the questionnaire.
Is there a Fee to Join the Women’s Health Centre?
With the help of a Ministry of Health grant to have our Nurse Practitioner, Christine, on board, there is no annual fee for membership in the Women’s Health Centre. For more information or if you have any questions, please call the office at (519)250-6990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What is a Nurse Practitioner?
A Nurse Practitioner is a Registered Nurse who has returned for advanced university education to be able to provide a variety of healthcare services to patients.
Services include health assessment, diagnosis, ordering of laboratory and diagnostic tests, prescription of certain medications, and follow-up care.
Nurse practitioners are taught to focus largely on preventative health care – including annual health exams and testing to keep you healthy in the first place!
We work alongside many other healthcare providers such as doctors, registered nurses, social workers, dieticians, and pharmacists, just to name a few, however, we are able to work autonomously
For more information, please see the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario (NPAO) website at www.npao.org or the Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program website at www.np-education.ca
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