Living Well Integrative Health Center

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

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The Joy of ...30 minutes of Free Yoga with Stefanie Winters Tuesdays at 6pm Thursdays 8am via ZOOM

Welcome to "The Joy of…" series hosted by Dr. Maria Patriquin. This FREE series was established in an effort to help our community cultivate joy, wonder and connection during the very stressful time of the Covid pandemic. The classes and workshops are led by an extraordinary team of collabora…

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Welcome to "The Joy of..." Series Two Free Classes with Robin Stamm, physiotherapist and yoga instructor:

Welcome to "The Joy of…" series hosted by Dr. Maria Patriquin. This FREE series was established in an effort to help our community cultivate joy, wonder and connection during the very stressful time of the Covid pandemic. The classes and workshops are led by an extraordinary team of collabora…

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HOW WE DO IN PERSON VISITS ...OFFICE VISIT HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

LIVING WELL INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTRE

 

OFFICE VISIT HEALTH AND SAFETY RULES

 

Dr. Patriquin or your health care provider has decided that they need to see you in person to provide your health care and you are scheduled for an in-person visit at the Living Well office. To protect your …

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HOW TO BOOK WITH YOUR LIVING WELL PROVIDER

WELCOME BACK TO LIVING WELL INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CENTRE!

PLEASE READ AS WE ARE OPENING IN ALIGNMENT WITH STRICT PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS 

 

We know that the past three months have been a challenging time for our community. We have missed you and we are so happy to be able to reopen Living Well t…

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Physician Health Well-being and burnout: An invitation to a stress reduction resilience building class

Please see the following link to CFPC Webinar on Physician Health, Well-being and Burnout (Jan 2020 CFPC)

https://vimeo.com/386260419/3a08b245ac

If you are a health care professional interested in stress reduction, mindfulness, resilience and recovery or just simply want to build your ability …

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LOVE BEGINS WITH THE LETTER "C" repost see newsletters Winter 2017

LOVE BEGINS WITH THE LETTER C

BY DR. MARIA PATRIQUIN MD CCFP

( published in APPC) 

I send my Christmas cards after Christmas. I write about love after Valentines Day and so it goes. Let’s celebrate “love month”. Much has been written this month bestowing the health, emotional and longevity…

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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 who…

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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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