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New! Walk-In Service
Dash & Reed Sport Medicine are announcing a new service for the White City-Emerald Park area.
Both Reed and Dash are Saskatchewan born and raised. Dr. Dash is a Family Physician with a subspecialty in Sport and Musculoskeletal Medicine. Dr. Reed is an Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Arthroscopic surgery of the Knee and Shoulder.
After being asked many, many, many times when some primary care would be available out of their office, Dr. Dash has decided to trial a few walk-in clinics. “There are significant regulatory, government, and financial issues that we are working to overcome” says Dash, “but we’re slowly getting there”.
The clinic will be setup as a walk-in only, and for the time being there will not be family doctors available for regular care. The purpose of the clinic is to address non-emergent, but urgent, medical issues that otherwise would be inconvenient or inappropriate for an Emergency department visit
“To start, we will be able to take care of coughs, colds, sore throats, rashes, bladder infections, etc. Given my sub-specialty in MSK medicine, muscle and joint issues are OK as well.” Some equipment constraints will definitely be limiting initially. “Due to cost we do not have ECG, x-ray, or suturing services at present, but if volumes warrant them these will come. Lab services would be a great fit and service for the area, but there are significant logistical challenges involved. We’re trying.” laughs Dash.
For the time, the following cannot be seen at the new clinic:
- acute shortness of breath or chest pain
- lacerations requiring sutures (skin glue may be appropriate)
At no time, ever, will the Dash&Reed clinic refill narcotic prescriptions.
Walk-In Clinic Dates & Times
Clinics will start on September the 8th, and will run most Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Upcoming dates will be available here, at dashreed.ca well in advance. It is hoped that more days per week can be added as interest grows.
We hope that with the support of the community, as well as the RQHR, we can turn this into a robust and expanded service for the Emerald Park-White City area 7 days a week.”
Walk-in clinic dates are:
• Jan. 19th
• Jan. 26th
• Feb. 2nd
So, what do we do?
We call ourselves ‘sport medicine’, but it’s a bit of a misnomer – it really should be “musculoskeletal medicine”, or “activity medicine” – but those are boring and hard to say.
It’s hard to imagine that this has to be stated, but apparently we have to. We’re on your side. We’re here to do whatever we can to help you get better, as soon as possible. If you don’t believe us, understand this: the more people we help, as soon as possible, the more money we make. Helping you get better is a win-win for you and us. That’s not to say that we only do this for money, but it truly is in not only your, but our, best interest to get you the help you need ASAP.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
Current Wait Time
Patients seen by Dr. Reed in the last couple of months for elective problems, are visiting with him in person within about 10-12 weeks from the time of referral.
Patients that have had elective surgery with Dr. Reed in the last 90 or so days have waited 8-10 months from the time they signed their consent. Based on the most recent data provided to us by the RQHR , Dr. Reed has 245 patients waiting for their trip to the operating room. Dr. Reed is given an average of 432 minutes of surgical time per week. 432 minutes allows for between 5 and 7 to be done per week. A realistic estimate of wait time for surgery, once stat holidays, conferences, OR “slow downs”, etc are taken into consideration is 6-10 months. This is growing steadily.
Patients seen by Dr. Dash or Dufour in the last couple of months days for elective problems (excluding acute concussion care), are waiting an average of roughly 6-8 weeks from the time of referral to see either of them in the clinic. Dr. Dash is currently on maternity leave with the lovely little Kendall Grace……
The increase in our wait time is a double-edged sword for us. We are flattered by the business and trust that referring doctors and patients have in us, but at the same time we wish we could see you all sooner. We promise that when you do get to us we’ll give you the same time, attention, and commitment to excellence that we offer everyone.