"When COVID hit, it became very clear that getting in your car, driving across the GTA and sitting in a waiting room in order to see a doctor was not the safest or easiest way to receive care," says Dr. David Eisen, Chief of Family and Community Medicine at North York General Hospital.
Mobile team tests thousands for COVID in North York
For the past two months, NYGH's mobile testing team, led by Dr. Rebecca Stoller, Family Medicine Physician with the North York Family Health Team and Carla Moran-Venegas, Clinical Coordinator, Emergency Department, has been crisscrossing the community to support COVID-19 testing to large groups. More than 24 trips have been made to local refugee shelters, long-term care, and retirement homes, with about 3,500 individuals swabbed.
With the new home workspace only a few steps away from the kitchen, it's easy to make frequent visits to the fridge or pantry for convenient but sometimes unhealthy snacks.
Laura Goodwin and Dawn-Michelle Timms, two Registered Dietitians at North York General, offer insight to help readers embrace healthy habits as they adapt to this new ever-changing reality.
Dr. Stephanie Klein, Family and Community Medicine Physician at North York General, has always had a passion for geriatric care, so stepping up to help older adults during the pandemic simply made sense. Dr. Klein also felt compelled to support her hardworking peers in long-term care.