How to find us
We are in the Colombus Medical Building in Woodbrige, near Highways 400 and 407
8333 Weston Road, Suite 310
Woodbridge ON L4L 8E2
Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Doctors recent blog posts
- No Saturday Walk-In Clinic for Canada Day Weekend
- Saturday URGENT CARE/Walk-in Clnic Update
- MORE FLU SHOT CLINICS
- FLUSHOT CLINIC 2017-2018
- The urgent care walk-in clinic will be closed on the Labour day weekend
- No saturday Walk-In Clinic on Canada Day Weekend
- PATIENT INFORMATION & CONSENT FORM FOR INFLUENZA CLINICS
- Seasonal Influenza vaccination INFORMATION 2016-2017
- Flu vaccine Clinics 2016-2017
- Don't forget your second dose of Influenza vaccine
- Make sure your child seems ready and willing. If he or she isnt ready, is fearful or resistant it won't go well .
- Off bottles please. We want your child to see him/herself as a big boy/girl who does big boy/girl things like toilet training.
- Keep things soft ! If the bowels are hard and infrequent or painful your child will tend to hold and resist. Why should he/she willingly sit, strain and work hard anyway!! Prepare your child ahead of time by having him/her on a diet that promotes soft, frequent and somewhat urgent or explosive stools. It will increase your chance of "getting lucky' when he/ she sits.
- Frequently ask your child if he or she wants to sit . Don't just wait for your child to ask to go Try to recognize his or her signals and get him or her there when he or she seems ready. Remember if he or she says no at the time its okay!
- He or she is the boss - you are the helper. If he / she doesnt want to go its ok! You can take, recommend and advise but your child has to decide whether or not to actually go.
- Use room changes. If your child is busy playing or otherwise occupied he / she may not want to sit at that time. But when he or she is changing rooms - going upstairs , going from the kitchen to the den, going inside or outside he or she is likely passing a washroom at that time and isnt already busy, its a good time to suggest he or she sits then toilets, toilet seat inserts, potties are all ok and what is best is where your child feels most comfortable.
- Trying things out before attempting toilet training is often helpful. Some children find "facing backwards" on the toilet may feel more supportive.
- Boys should start toilet training by sitting on the toilet for both urine and bowel movements, by sitting for pee it will increase his chance of "getting lucky" and having a bowel movement as well during training.
- I believe that the diaper should continue be worn instead of underwear until he or she is toilet trained for both bowel and bladder. Some children start wearing underwear when they are trained for urine only, this often leads to withholding stools and severe constipation which is difficult to treat. The underwear is an excellent incentive for the child to become a big boy or girl and receive underwear only when he or she is trained both ways.
- Have your child toilet after a sibling or parent - "now it's your turn" may help if things dont go well consider putting away the toilet training for a while and try again when your child is more willing or ready.
Those of you who are going away may consider the following important travel recommendations:
Additional vaccines for travel may include Hepatitis A and or B, Dukoral for travellers diarrhea, Typhoid vaccine and Yellow Fever vaccine. We can help advise you.
For areas such as Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent, Africa, South America and Domenican Republic Malaria prevention may be needed. Please book an apppointment for travel advise.
Insect precautions are often important and include repellants to apply during typical insect biting periods such as dawn and dusk and clothing such as hats, sleeves, long pants and socks to make less available surface area to get bitten.
While many resorts have advanced water filtration and purfication systems it is still important to consider that foods may be washed with non purified water. A good thing to remember are safer foods may be those that are Cooked, Boiled or Peeled.
For severe diarrehea and vomiting, infants and younger children should travel with an Oral Rehydration Solution available in powdered forms such as Pediatric Electrolyte Solution or Gastrolyte available in most pharmacies.
Take Tylenol/Tempra or Advil / Motrin for fever reduction, headaches etc. Take a good first aid kit with bandaids, topical antibiotic cream.
Bring all of your usual medicines including asthma medicines, allergy medicines and make sure that you have enough supply of all of your medicine that you are supposed to take daily , make sure that they have not expired and that puffers for asthma are full and able to be used.
Take Sunscreen and sun protective clothing. Young infants under 6 months should not use sunscreen and should be shaded from the sun.
A good website for travellers health listing most destinations is: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/
For further travel information, vaccination and prescriptions please book an appointment in our office and indicate that your visit is for travel advice.