Specialty Clinics

WAHA is very pleased to offer a variety of different specialty clinics, enabling people in the WAHA region access to these services. Through these clinics, WAHA is bringing specialists closer to the region.

Appointment referrals

To have access to specialty service clinics, people will require a referral from a physician to use these services. Appointments cannot be made without physician referrals.

Specialist visits to the region

Depending on how often specialists visit each WAHA location, waiting lists may develop.

Appointment rescheduling or cancellation

It is extremely important for people to keep their appointments and notify the clinic as soon as possible if an appointment needs to be rescheduled, so other patients can be seen. To reschedule appointments, please contact the WAHA Family Medicine Clinical Coordinator at (705) 658-4544 ext. 2334.

Telemedicine and specialty services

Some specialty appointments can be done through the use of telemedicine services. The clinics include:

Internal Medicine

Medical speciality dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases.

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Medical speciality dealing with the female reproductive organs, when pregnant and when not pregnant

Cardiology

Medical speciality dealing with disorders of the heart, including the diagnosis and treatment of congenital heart defects (birth defects), coronary heart disease, heart failure and valvular heart disease.

Neurology

Medical speciality dealing with disorders of the nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord

Colpscopy

Medical specialty dealing with conditions of the female reproductive system, particularly the cervix.

ENT

Medical speciality dealing with conditions of the ears, nose, throat and structures of the head and neck. One may see a ENT specialist for hearing disorders, ear infections, balance disorders, allergies, problems with sense of smell, swallowing issues, head and neck cancers, facial traumas or deformities and dental trauma.

EchoCardiology

Medical speciality pertaining to the internal structure of the heart. This speciality is utilized by patients with suspected or known heart disease.

Nephrology

Medical specialty dealing with the function and diseases of the kidney. Patients see nephrologists for electrolyte disturbances, kidney stones, high blood pressure, renal replacement therapy, dialysis and renal transplant.

Spirometry

Medical specialty pertaining to conditions associated with breathing such as asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis and COPD.

Diabetic Retinal Screening

Screening programs for early detection of eye disease including retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy is damage to the retina caused by complications of diabetes mellitus, which can lead to blindness.

Psychiatry

Medical specialty responsible for preventing and treating mental disorders.

Pediatric Cardiology

Medical speciality dealing with disorders of the heart in children, particularly congenital heart defects (birth defects)

Rheumatology

Medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of rheumatic diseases involving the joints, soft tissues and auto-immune diseases

Orthopaedics

Medical speciality dealing with issues related to bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves

Pediatric Endocrinology – new service offered to the community starting in Jan 2012.

³ A pediatric endocrinologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and growth disorders.

Endocrinology

Medical specialty dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of adults with diseases of the endocrine system, such as diabetes and hypothyroidism.

Urogynecology

Medical specialty involving the diagnosis and treatment of urinary incontinence and female pelvic floor disorders

Urology

Medical and surgical specialty that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, and on the reproductive system of males. Patients see urologists for kidney/bladder stones, kidney/bladder/prostate/testicular cancer and vasectomies.

Audiology

Medical specialty that deals with hearing, balance and related disorders through tests and treatment through hearing aids.

Pediatrics

Branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children and adolescents.

Developmental Pediatrics

Medical specialty that cares for patients with a wide variety of developmental disorders such as autism, acquired brain injury, cerebral palsy, cognitive disability, down syndrome, complex learning and behavioral disorders and language delays.

Ophthalmology

Medical and surgical specialty that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eye.