A Message to Dr. Mushtaq's Patients
Dear Valued Patients: I have been working in Pembroke Since Late 2017 and it has been an extreme pleasure and honour for me and my dedicated staff to serve you for all these years. It is with tremendous difficulty to inform you that I will be closing my practice of medicine in Pembroke on June 14th, 2023.
To begin the process of securing a new family physician, I encourage you to contact Health Care Connect
(1-800-538-0520). West Champlain family health team and local recruiters are trying to bring more family physicians to the area. After securing a new family physician, please inform all health care professionals (emergency departments, specialists, labs, hospital and walk in clinics) with the name of your new physician. This will ensure that reports and results will be sent to your new family physician for review and follow up.
All outstanding correspondences for lab work, imaging studies, etc. given by this office should be completed by the end of May 2023 for the results to be received and reviewed. For the full letter from Dr. Mushtaq, including information on how to obtain your records if you are currently a patient of his, please click here.
** It is important to note that at this time, the physicians of West Champlain FHT are unable to take on any additional patients.
Updating Patient Consent for Email Communication
We are updating our consent!
You may have received an email from our office. Please rest assured, this is not a scam. The email first requests that you enter your birth date. This is purely so that our electronic medical records can verify the email was indeed sent to you and not intercepted. Our email system is secure and this verification step is important. Once you've confirmed your birth date, we just ask you to please read our consent policy and decide whether or not you would like to continue receiving emails from our office (e.g. appointment reminders, referral information, clinic updates, handouts and other resources from your provider following visits, etc.).
We apologize for any confusion this may cause. If you have an email on file and you did not receive this request to update your consent, the email may have gone directly to your junk inbox as this can happen with some protective firewalls. Please check your junk for an email with the subject line "Update Your Consent with WCFHT." In this climate of cybercrime, it's good to be cautious, but we wanted to confirm that this was intentionally sent from the office. We thank you for your time and consideration in updating your consent with us.
News, Events and Helpful Resources
Mental Health Resources
Have you visited our Mental Health Resources page lately? Our counsellors work diligently to keep this list up to date with extremely helpful Mental Health resources - available to all.
These resources can be used prior to seeking counselling services, as a compliment to counselling services, or maybe to continue to work on your mental health toolkit following counselling services. The best part is, they're all free, and accessible whether you're a patient of WCFHT or not.
Need a PAP?
Are you without a family doctor or nurse practitioner at the moment?
Do you have a uterus?
Are you between the ages 25 and 69?
Has it been 3 or more years since your last PAP?
If you answered yes to the above questions, consider taking advantage of our PAP clinic Thursday mornings from 9-12 to keep up to date on your preventive cancer screening. Find out more here.
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