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For Family Physicians
Tools for Family Physicians
The Department of Family Practice at Trillium has identified these tools as useful to family physicians. The Assessment Tools Group, which consists of six family physicians from Trillium who meet quarterly, has reviewed or developed all the tools. Family physicians are invited to use these tools in their clinical practice.
This toolkit provides a series of tools to be used by family physicians to assess for memory problems in the primary care setting.
- Clinical Pathway Type 2 Diabetes
- Problem Drinking Assessment
Diabetes Management Centre (DMC)
Education in group or individual format is provided for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, insulin management, gestational diabetes and Impaired Glucose Tolerance. A Healthy Foot Clinic also available.
Hours of operation:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
- Adults only.
- Only family physicians affiliated with Trillium Health Centre may refer patients. a completed referral form with Lab reports should be faxed to the DMC at 905-804-7955. Referral forms may be received by calling the DEC at 905-848-7545 or by e-mail at DMC@thc.on.ca
Family physicians will be mailed an Assessment Summary after the patient is assessed by the nurse and dietitian at first visit. Family physicians will receive a Follow-Up report after the patient completes their series of classes and three month follow-up. Family physicians will be notified if patients do not show for their appointments.
Supports for Family Physicians
Please call the
- Clinical Pathway for Type 2 Diabetes
- Flow Sheet for Diabetes Care
- “Getting Started”, an education booklet for new Type 2 diabetics
- Annual Education Night “Diabetes Update for Family
held in November
Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
Trillium Health Centre has received funding for additional colonoscopies as part of the Ontario’s new Colorectal Cancer Screening Program.
The Colorectal Cancer Screening Program aims to save lives. Patient’s who are positive on fecal occult blood testing over age 50 years, or have a positive family history with a first degree relative (i.e., father, mother, and/or sibling) with colon cancer should be screened. Screening should begin 10 years prior to the age of the first degree relative’s age at diagnosis.
The Trillium Colorectal Cancer Screening program will receive and accept colonoscopy referrals only for those patients who:
- have a positive FOBT and/or
- have a first degree relative who was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
The above two indications are the only ones that will be accepted into the program.
Use the referral form below to refer suitable patients to the program.
How to Refer
To help streamline the referral process from physicians to the hospital, Trillium has introduced a dedicated fax line at 905-804-7944.
Fill out the form and fax it to the number above. Once the referral is received at the hospital, patients will be scheduled to have a colonoscopy performed by one of the program physicians.
The physician who will be performing the procedure will contact the patient directly and provide them with a scheduled procedure date and preparation instructions for this procedure.
Any questions or concerns should be directed to the physician’s office that will be performing the colonoscopy.
All other referrals for colonoscopy with indication other than the two mentioned above must be referred directly to the gastroenterologist or surgeon of your choosing. Note that no direct referral to any one of the program gastroenterologists or surgeons will be permitted using this Program referral form.