Living Well Integrative Health Center

2176 Windsor Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. (902) 406-1500

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A short survival guide to COVID-19 Published April 1, 2020. It's no joke we need to take care !

 

A short survival guide to COVID-19

Maria Patriquin, MD CCFP FCFP
 

There is much to be grateful for as we enter a new week with so much fear, confusion and vulnerability. Gratitude may be harder to access than soc…

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ACCESSING FAMILY PRACTICE, COUNSELLING & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Thank you for your patience as we try and navigate this journey together. It is unchartered territory and things are rapidly changing on a daily basis thus necessitating more change on our part. 

The clinic will remain closed. Dr Patriquin will ONLY see urgent patients on a case by case basis w…

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We PHYSICALLY DISTANCE BECAUSE WE ARE SOCIALLY CONNECTED

We PHYSICALLY DISTANCE BECAUSE WE ARE SOCIALLY CONNECTED...

WE DO NOT NEED SOCIAL DISTANCING
WE NEED PHYSICAL DISTANCING

Our natural compassion instincts must stay intact and strong so that we continue to maintain critical physical distancing and thus save lives. I heard way too many comments…

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A short survival guide for Covid-19 isolation, Dr Maria Patriquin MD CCFP FCFP

 

A SHORT SURVIVAL GUIDE TO COVID-19 by DR. MARIA PATRQIUIN MD CCFP FCCP

There is much to be grateful for as we enter a new week with so much fear, confusion and vulnerability. Gratitude may be harder to access than social media would suggest or imply so I am going to help guide you throu…

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A reputable read by Dr. John Lerner MD

While many Americans continue to be in denial about this pandemic you only have to read this plea from a physician on the front lines to understand the gravity of the situation. Life will not be the same post COVID-19!

“Listen to the doctors. Today we had a sobering webinar with input from physic…

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WE NEED PHYSICAL DISTANCING NOW : AN IMPORTANT READ

 Summary of the article: Strong coronavirus measures today should only last a few weeks, there shouldn’t be a big peak of infections afterwards, and it can all be done for a reasonable cost to society, saving millions of lives along the way. If we don’t take these measures, tens of millions will be…

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The 2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference Jun 5 and 6th Halifax Convention Center

 I am hosting and co-chairing the 2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference at the Halifax Convention Center along with my colleagues Drs. Sunderji and Sampali. This conference represents an important contribution towards strengthening our network and community of men…

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Happy New Year

Stress Reduction Class

It's that time again when we verge on the end of a year and envision a new and fresh start to another year to come. Dr. Patriquin's Stress Reduction Class has now run for 8 consecutive years. No diagnosis necessary merely that of being human. Learn how to cultivate more self awareness and identify…

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the Collaborative Working Group for Shared Mental Health Care

Grateful for the seat at a table of like minded advocates and change makers who share an unwavering desire to create meaningful movement to change mental health care in Canada. See www.sharedcare.ca and watch out for the 2020 Canadian Collaborative Mental Health Care Conference that I am ho…

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Forming Canada's federal framework on PTSD. Honored to have a seat at the table. Meaningful change is happening. #NationalPTSDConference

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A drug to prevent 1 in 5 deaths? It’s called ‘food.’ Call to book our dietician Leila Shaw or register for our FOOD IS MEDICINE PROGRAM

 

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Big picture of health system missing and the new nurses act. An exchange between Living Well's MD and NP

On Apr 11, 2019, at 8:40 PM, Lesley MacGregor my dear colleague, NP now running the INSPIRE program wrote:
 
Other than Nova Scotia - I have never been required to identify a “collaborating physician” as part of my licensing.  It was a huge hurdle to me 3 years ago when we arrived a…

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Primary Care Transformation Toolkit; Dr. Patriquin key informant, consultant and co-author in collaboration with Doctors NS & a team of commmitted family doctors 

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Primary Care Transformation: A collaborative practice tool kit

Primary Care Transformation: A collaborative practice tool kit provides practical information, examples, insights from the experiences of Nova Scotia doctors, implications and critical reflection questions to su…

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National tour of sorts: Living Well Living Hell Triumphs and Tribulations of Collaborative Care

I have been fortunate now to have presented this talk at the Family Medicine Forum Toronto 2018. On Valentines day 2019 I presented the same talk for the  Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. The talk will be given at Dalhousie once again to faculty and the reading club in April of…

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May our voices embrace humanity so children grow embracing theirs

Children are the original mindfulness practitioners. I remind each adult that denies their capacity that they began life with innate ability to be mindful. To understand what role mindfulness serves requires consideration of the inherent nature and capacities we were born with. Take a moment to cons…

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From Survive to Thrive A short guide to a healthy journey Dr. Maria Patriquin

The road to balance: How to survive and thrive in life

Those who choose professional careers tend to have personality characteristics that coupled with a high demand culture of training engenders overworking and a lack of self- care. This excess can and does lead to burnout. Current studies indic…

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Mindfulness & Stress Reduction with Dr. Maria Patriquin MSI covered Register for January

Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction With Molly DeShong January 7th

Introduction to Mindfulness

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

 

Public program at Living Well Centre

 

January 7, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM

 

With Molly DeShong, MEd, RCT

 

Explore how these evidence-based practices have helped thousands feel more healthy, stab…

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Recover & Resilience for Complex Trauma to start January 2019 register now MSI covered

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