Sleep Apnea

Our sleep specialists treat sleep disorders that affect your physical and mental well-being. Using the most advanced technologies, our physicians are experts at diagnosing and treating any condition that may be affecting your quality of sleep.

If you experience constant awakening, severe fatigue and low energy, excessive daytime sleepiness and lack of concentration, our experts can help. We also help patients with the following: irritability followed by headaches, loud snoring, sore throat or waking up with a dry mouth, and disturbed libido. Our professionals will recommend the best treatment by examining your sleep habits and getting to the root of your breathing problems.

Patients who suspect they have a sleep disorder should speak with their doctor, as a referral is needed in order to be tested for sleep apnea. Our experts will conduct a thorough examination in order to provide you with a solution tailored to your needs.

Our team of specialists are experts at providing the following:

  • Screening test: Polysomnography
  • Screening test: Cardiovascular polygraph
  • Screening test: Nocturnal saturometry
  • Screening test: CPAP titration
  • Tips for good sleep hygiene
  • Treatment of sleep disorders (snoring, insomnia, sleep apnea, etc.)
  • CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) treatment.

At ELNA Medical, our dedicated professionals will help you restore the quality of your sleep. Schedule an appointment with one of our experts today.

Private Family Medicine

ELNA’s private family medicine services are designed to meet the needs of patients looking for a more personalized approach without wait times that can often worsen your condition. We offer an extensive range of primary and specialized services, all within the same network.

Our full range of comprehensive family medicine services includes:

  • Emergency care
  • Regular health checkups with a family doctor
  • Medical follow-up
  • Referrals to specialists, for quicker and easier care
  • Access to rapid diagnostic tests and results thanks to our wholly owned subsidiary, CDL Laboratories.

Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to listen, answer your questions, and respond to your concerns. ELNA private care advantages include:

  • Quality care without the wait times
  • Private family physicians fully committed to your health
  • Personalized service
  • Flexible care options
  • Commitment to healthy lifestyle care

Our dedicated team of doctors and health professionals are committed to providing you the very best in quality care. Our ELNA private care network includes a clinic at Décarie Square, the Créa-MeD clinic in the heart of downtown Montreal, as well as our two PrivaMED clinics on the South Shore. Please note that private medicine services are not covered by RAMQ.

When preparing for your appointment, be sure to bring a list of any medications you are currently taking.

At ELNA we’re proud serve you in a warm and welcoming setting powered by state-of-the-art technology.

Pediatric Occupational Therapy

Pediatric occupational therapists focus their efforts on helping children develop basic independent skills including dressing, eating, writing, exercising self-control, and learning proper use of their hands, arms, and legs.

Childhood is a time for development, exploration, and play. Some children may face obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full potential.

Your child may require a consultation with pediatric occupational therapist for one of the following reasons:

  • Difficulty communicating and interacting with others
  • Difficulty orienting themselves in time or space
  • Difficulty eating
  • Lack of coordination in sports activities (lack of balance, difficulty catching a ball, frequent falls)
  • Difficulty handling small objects or using tools such as pencils and scissors
  • Difficulty gaining independence in daily activities such as dressing, feeding, hygiene, and toilet training
  • Difficulty recognizing or copying shapes, doing puzzles, building with blocks
  • Difficulty with reading, math, writing, and pencil grip
  • Difficulty making friends, functioning in a group, understanding social rules, etc.

If your child has difficulty with any of the above, our occupational therapists are here to help. Our clinics were designed with your child’s comfort in mind and staffed by a dedicated team of professionals with experience helping children develop the skills they need to grow.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric occupational therapist?

First consultation
During the first consultation, you will fill out a questionnaire about your child’s history (pregnancy and delivery process, complications and associated illnesses, motor skills to date, habits, etc.) and another one about your child’s sensory system.

Your occupational therapist will assess your child to determine the problem. Once the evaluation is complete, your occupational therapist will explain the results and provide you with advice and exercises you can do at home. Your child’s treatment plan is a team effort, and your involvement is crucial.

At the end of your first session, we will establish the frequency and approximate duration of the prescribed treatment plan. On average, these appointments usually take about an hour.

Follow-up appointments

During follow-up visits, your occupational therapist will go over the exercises you have done at home and adjust them according to your child’s progress. If you have any concerns, do not hesitate to ask.

If necessary, the occupational therapist may refer your child to a physiotherapist, osteopath, pediatrician, orthopedist or another specialist on our multidisciplinary team.

Pediatric Psychology

Are you wondering whether you should make an appointment with a child psychologist?

Childhood and teenage years are fraught with many challenges. As a parent you want what is best for your child. Still, despite your best efforts, there may come a time when you need help. Thankfully, we are here to help with a full range of psychology services for you and your loved ones.

Our certified team of caring and attentive psychologists have extensive expertise in child and teen psychology, and build relationships of trust aimed at getting to the root of the challenges your child is facing.

Our devoted professionals are also there to give you advice, support, and guidance to help you better understand your child’s problems and provide adequate day to day support.

Your child may require a consultation for one of the following reasons:

  • Difficulty managing stress
  • Difficulty at school
  • Difficulty in relationships
  • Difficulty accepting: bereavement, parental divorce, blended family
  • Difficulty adapting: daycare, new school, transition to high school
  • Low self-esteem
  • Learning disabilities
  • Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Aggression, anger, opposition, violence
  • Difficult sibling relationships
  • Difficult parent/child relationships
  • Mental health problems
  • Acute and chronic illnesses, etc.

What happens during a consultation with a child psychologist?

First consultation
Your first appointment is an evaluation meeting. The psychologist will ask you and your child questions to better understand the issue they are experiencing, and assess their psychological functioning. The psychologist will also be able to tell you whether the challenges your child is experiencing are normal or whether they require follow-up. In all cases, they will discuss their recommendations tailored to your child’s needs. Visits normally last between 50 and 60 minutes.

Follow-up appointments
During follow-up sessions, our professionals forge an atmosphere of trust and work with your child to find solutions. The number and frequency of follow-up visits will depend on your child’s situation. Follow-up appointments last around 50 minutes.

Pediatric Physiotherapy

A consultation with a pediatric physiotherapist may be required for any of the following reasons:

  • Your child keeps their head turned or tilted to one side on a regular basis
  • They have difficulty turning their head evenly on both sides
  • They have a flattened head
  • You notice an asymmetry in your child’s posture, movement, or gait;
  • You notice a significant delay in development or coordination compared to other children their age
  • Your child seems to be clumsy when playing sports or has difficulty with coordination activities, etc.

If your child shows signs of one or more of the conditions listed above, or you have any concerns about your child’s development, schedule an appointment with one of our pediatric physiotherapists.

Our caring physiotherapists have extensive experience assessing and monitoring babies, toddlers, and teens, and are here to provide you with invaluable advice to promote better motor development. They can detect a number of pathologies, motor issues (neuromuscular, postural, bone structure problems, and malformations), and congenital diseases (torticollis, muscle weakness, coordination and balance difficulties, atypical gait, delayed global motor development, postural deficits, and cerebral motor deficiency).

Your child will receive personalized treatment to help improve function, movement, strength, and motor skills. Our clinics also offer standardized pediatric tests to assess motor skills in newborns, as well as school-aged and preschool children.

What happens during a pediatric physiotherapy consultation?

First consultation
During your first consultation, you will be asked to complete a questionnaire about your child’s medical history, including questions about your pregnancy, any complications, previous illnesses, your child’s motor development, etc.

The physiotherapist will then proceed with their evaluation and provide advice and exercises that you can do at home with your child. Our treatment plan is a team effort, and your involvement is critical, as is ensuring that your child follows through with the prescribed exercises. At the end of your first consultation, we will establish the frequency and approximate duration of treatment. Please allow between 45 and 60 minutes for your appointment.

Follow-up visits
During follow-up visits, your physiotherapist will review the prescribed exercises and adjust them according to your child’s progress. Be sure to watch carefully in order to repeat these exercises at home.

If necessary, your child’s physiotherapist may refer them to an occupational therapist, osteopath, pediatrician, physiatrist, orthopedist or other professionals on our multidisciplinary team.

Pediatric Audiology

Do you have questions about the health of your child’s ears? If so, you may need to see a pediatric audiologist. Audiologists are specialists in diagnosing, treating, and preventing hearing and vestibular disorders.

At ELNA Medical, your children are in good hands with experts you can trust.

A consultation with an audiologist may be required for any of the following reasons:

  • Concerns about your child’s hearing
  • Language or developmental delay
  • History of ear infections/otitis
  • Family history of hearing loss
  • Specific medical conditions or learning problems.

Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can count on our hearing health professionals to provide you and your child with exceptional care.

Our clinics offer hearing evaluations, including screening tests for newborns (to determine the presence of a hearing impairment) and comprehensive hearing tests for children and teenagers.

What happens during a consultation with a pediatric audiologist?

Newborn Hearing Screening
This test can determine whether your child has hearing loss. Don’t worry, the examination is neither painful nor uncomfortable.

The audiologist places a small earphone-like device in the baby’s ear that emits a sound. If the ear responds with an echo, it means that all structures are working as they should. If your child does not pass the test, they may be required to seek an evaluation by an ENT specialist. Results are available as soon as the test is completed.

Hearing assessment for children
The hearing assessment takes place in the form of various games adapted to your child’s stage of development. Your child is given a soundproof booth where he or she will listen to sounds of varying pitch and intensity. They will then be asked to perform a specific task, such as throwing blocks into a basket, each time he or she hears a sound. Our audiologist focuses on the lowest frequency sounds they are able to perceive.

We will explain the results and make any necessary recommendations following the examination. Once the assessment has been completed, you will be informed as to the status of your child’s hearing. We will also advise whether a consultation with another hearing health professional such as a speech therapist, hearing aid specialist or ENT specialist is required.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Our team of skilled speech-language pathologists offers assessment and intervention services aimed at identifying and treating speech disorders and language difficulties. Our mission is to develop, restore or maintain your child’s communication skills while promoting their autonomy and integration into social life.

Montreal Speech Therapy LogoPatients requiring treatment from a speech and language therapist usually have difficulties with speaking or understanding. They may also have voice problems, as well as problems with writing, reading, swallowing, feeding and other related issues. Whatever the complexity of your needs, our expert speech and language therapists always take the time to consider your overall situation in order to provide you with the best possible treatment.

Our speech and language therapists work with other health and educational professionals to provide you with the information and support you need. Our expertise, passion and dedication to your child’s well-being make ELNA a leader in speech therapy and language stimulation.

ABPM Exam

The measurements are obtained using a portable device consisting of a cuff attached to your arm and connected to a monitor that is worn on your waist or on a shoulder strap.

Your blood pressure constantly changes throughout the day, depending on your activity and other factors. Results taken in a doctor’s office do not always reflect reality, and often tend to be higher due to “white coat syndrome”. ABPM provides a more reliable reading by measuring your average blood pressure under normal circumstances.

Your doctor may recommend ABPM to assess any of the following:

  • Suspicion of early high blood pressure
  • Assessing the effectiveness of high blood pressure treatment
  • To ensure that you do not have low blood pressure.

At ELNA Medical, our expert cardiologists provide you with the best possible care.

What happens during an ABPM exam?

On the day of your appointment, the attending nurse will attach a cuff to your nondominant arm (i.e. if you are right-handed, the cuff will be placed on your left arm; if you are left-handed, it will be placed on your right arm). The cuff is connected to a recording device programmed to measure your pressure at 20-to-30-minute intervals during the day and every 60 minutes at night.

The device is inserted into a case and attached to your waist or placed on a shoulder strap. Once in place, the nurse let you know when to come back to the clinic and give you an event diary in which you should note the following:

  • Bedtime, wake-up time, physical activity, nap time
  • Times you eat, drink alcohol, drink tea/coffee/energy drinks
  • Times you take your blood pressure medication, if applicable
  • Any symptoms you may experience.

It is important to carry on with your normal routine while wearing the monitor. Please avoid showering or bathing, as this will damage the device. You may place the device at your side when sleeping.

Please note that when you feel the cuff inflate, be sure to let your arm hang down and stay still. The measurement is over once the cuff has completely deflated; at which time you can resume your normal activity.

Return of the device

Your ABPM will be removed by the attending nurse at the scheduled appointment time.

Results will be reviewed by a cardiologist and promptly forwarded to your referring physician.

Pediatric Travel Clinic

Nothing beats traveling with peace of mind. Don’t let illness spoil your trip. Book an appointment for a consultation at our pediatric travel clinic today.

At our travel clinic, our pediatrician-infectiologist will provide your children with the vaccinations and medications they need to stay healthy and safe during your trip. They also give you sound advice and tips from experts in the field.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of traveler’s diseases:

  • Yellow fever
  • Dengue fever
  • Zika
  • Typhoid
  • Meningitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid fever
  • Traveler’s diarrhea
  • Cholera
  • Chikungunya.

You’ll also benefit from the following at our travel clinic:

  • You minimize your risk of contracting the above diseases
  • Access to a physician with extensive expertise in travel health care
  • Personalized services
  • Protection of your child’s health and safety
  • Added precautions to ensure that nothing ruins your vacation.

We are here to protect you and ensure that your travels are as stress-free as possible.

What happens during a consultation?
During the consultation, the doctor assesses your child’s health and any vaccinations they may have received in the past. You will be asked questions about your vacation destination and the duration of your stay. The doctor will advise the following depending on the country you plan to visit:

  • Outline the required vaccines and possible reactions following vaccination
  • Explain the risks and the necessary precautions to protect your child’s health and safety
  • Give practical, up-to-date advice about water, food, mosquitoes, swimming, sun, etc.

Your child will then receive the required vaccinations. The doctor may also prescribe certain medications, depending on the situation.

If you have any concerns about your trip, our experts are here to make sure you have all the information needed to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

There are many ways to treat depression, including psychotherapy, medication or a combination of several therapeutic approaches. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is among the the most innovative solutions for people suffering from depression. It also happens to be one of the least known treatments.

Approved since 2002 by Health Canada for the treatment of depression, rTMS is scientifically validated according to Canadian practice guidelines and intended for patients suffering from depression and who fail to respond to a first round of antidepressants.

What is rTMS?

A coil is applied to the user’s scalp in order to send magnetic pulses that induce electrical currents in the neurons of the targeted area of the cortex. During the procedure, which lasts about 15 minutes, the user is awake and no anesthetic is required. Patients can return to their normal routine, including driving afterwards, as procedures do not entail any rest or recovery period. Treatments are performed twice a day, 3 to 5 days a week, for a total of 30 procedures.

Effectiveness

rTMS has been shown to be effective in the treatment of depression, with a positive response rate of up to 50%. Most users see an improvement in their symptoms after a few sessions.

How the Consultation Process is Carried Out

This treatment is not intended for all patients suffering from depression, and an evaluation by a psychiatrist is required beforehand.

After we receive your referral, you will meet with a psychiatrist to assess your eligibility for this treatment. If eligible, a further appointment will be required in order to customize your treatment plan.

At ELNA Medical, our professionals are committed to your mental health. Book an appointment today for a consultation.

Pricing

First consultation covered by RAMQ

Treatment

$95

(taxes included)

Contact us for more information or to book an appointment.