Rheumatology

Our ability to move about freely without pain is important to so many aspects of our daily lives.

Our caring medical professionals will carefully assess your condition, and may recommend a treatment plan that includes cortisone injections designed to alleviate pain, so you can go on living your life. Our clinic treats conditions including:

  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Herniated disc
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Joint and hip pain
  • Paget’s Disease

When preparing for your consultation, be sure to have your provincial health insurance card available. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking and any concerns you may have. Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to listen, answer your questions, and respond to your personal healthcare needs.

Respirology

Our respirology specialists have specialized medical training and expertise in treating conditions of the lungs, chest, and airways.

Our ability to breathe easily is vital to many of our body’s functions.
We assist you in the diagnosis and management of respiratory issues. Symptoms of respiratory problems include coughing, shortness of breath, unusual phlegm, recurrent pneumonia, wheezy breath, and sleep problems. Our clinic treats conditions including:

  • Chronic cough
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Inflammatory Lung Disease
  • Lung infection
  • Lung nodules
  • Sleep-disordered breathing
  • Shortness of breath assessment
  • Pleural diseases
  • Smoking cessation.

When preparing for a respirology consultation, be sure to bring your provincial health insurance card. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking and any concerns you may have. Our patient-centred approach means that we take the time to listen and address your concerns.

Nephrology

Proper functioning of the kidneys is needed to cleanse your blood, maintain a balance of salt and minerals in your body, and regulate blood pressure. These tasks are accomplished by filtering and removing waste products and excess fluid through your urine.

At ELNA, emphasis is placed on combining the latest in medical science with the ultimate in personalized care. We also consult with patients on diet and lifestyle changes to help improve overall health of the kidneys. Conditions when you might visit our nephrology clinic include:

  • Kidney stones
  • Decline in kidney function
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Kidney dialysis
  • Renal ultrasound
  • Chronic hematuria (blood in urine)
  • Diabetes
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Hypertension
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Urine protein imbalance
  • Chronic urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Amyloidosis
  • Polycystic kidney disease.

When preparing for a nephrology appointment, be sure to bring your health insurance card, a list of your symptoms and any medications you are taking, as well as any questions you may have.

Internal Medicine

We care for patients with a wide variety of health issues, and counsel patients on how to achieve overall wellness.

Advanced education and training are required to become an internist. At ELNA, emphasis is placed on combining the latest in medical science with the ultimate in personalized care. Our internists are experts in the overall functioning of the adult body, and recognize that certain conditions can adversely affect several bodily systems. They look at the human body as a unified system, in order to draw connections between symptoms and potential causes. Conditions addressed by internal medicine include:

  • Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis and rheumatism
  • Overall fatigue
  • Anemia
  • Neuropathy
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Arteriosclerosis.

When preparing for an internal medicine appointment, check with your private insurance to see if the consultation is covered. Also, be sure to bring your health insurance card, a list of your symptoms and any medications you are taking, as well as any questions you may have.

Immigration Medical Exam

This exam takes about 30 minutes, depending on your age and health status, and is performed in order to obtain a general idea of your overall health, and to determine whether you may have any major underlying health concerns.

The CIC may require you to undergo an IME if you fall into one of these groups:

  • Temporary Residency over six months
  • Permanent Residency
  • Student Visa
  • Worker Visa
  • Visitor Visa.

Our doctors are specially certified to perform these exams. Please note, however, that all decisions regarding your status are made by the CIC. You will be contacted in writing if your medical review reveals an issue.

Please be sure to bring the following to your immigration health examination:

  • Your CIC medical report form
  • Valid photo identification
  • Any medication you are currently taking.
  • Glasses or contact lenses, if applicable.
  • Medical reports, test results, or a list of any medical conditions that require treatment from a medical specialist.

All costs relating to the medical examination are payable on-site. If your request is refused after the medical examination, you will not be reimbursed for any fees incurred.

Gastroenterology

Our gastroenterology specialists have special medical training to deal with conditions of the stomach, esophagus, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, bile duct, small and large intestines, colon, and rectum. Our mission is to help you digest and absorb food more efficiently, so your body can get the nutrition it needs, and rid itself of potentially harmful waste.

Our gastroenterology specialists provide consultations for health issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), colitis, celiac disease, stomach ulcers, hiatal hernia, inflammatory bowel disease, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), colon cancer, pancreatitis, hepatitis and other liver diseases. Your family medicine physician may refer you to the gastroenterology clinic for any of the following:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Lactose intolerance
  • Abdominal pain and bloating
  • Consistent heartburn
  • Endoscopy
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Acid reflux
  • Jaundice
  • Polyps
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Excessive belching
  • Unexplained changes in weight.

To prepare for a gastroenterology consultation, be sure to have your RAMQ insurance information available. Also, bring a list of any medication you are taking, as well as any concerns you may have. Our patient-centered approach to care means we take the time to listen, answer your questions, and respond to your personal healthcare needs.

Pediatric Endocrinology

Important endocrine glands include the pituitary gland (the gland at the base of the brain), the pancreas (which secretes insulin), the testes, the ovaries, and the adrenal glands (located above the kidneys).

Your child’s doctor may recommend a consultation with a pediatric endocrinologist for any of the following conditions:

  • Growth problems (short stature, tall stature)
  • Late or early puberty
  • Endocrine gland damage
  • Suspected or proven syndromes, such as Turner’s syndrome Klinefelter’s syndrome, Prader-Willi, etc.

Hormonal problems affecting growth or sexual development can have significant effects on your child’s physical and emotional well-being. Our certified pediatric endocrinologists have many years of experience caring for children and teens, and leverage the very latest technology to provide care that is tailored to their needs.

Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services under one roof. This enables your children to get the best possible care.

Whether your child has problems related to growth, puberty, diabetes, or other hormonal or gland disorders, we’re here to help.

What happens during a pediatric endocrinology consultation?

First consultation
During the first consultation, your doctor will ask you questions about your child’s symptoms and medical history, and perform a complete examination. A diagnosis may be made right away, or your doctor may refer your child for further testing. A follow-up visit may also be required.

Follow-up appointments

Your endocrinologist assesses your child’s progress and adjusts treatments as required. They may also prescribe blood tests or further testing. Please feel free to share your concerns and ask any questions you may have.

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Some childhood infectious diseases are highly contagious.

Although good hygiene practices can help prevent illness and infection, children are often at greater risk of contracting certain ailments because their immune system is still developing.

Whether it’s for seasonal viruses, skin infections, diarrhea, congenital infections, chronic infections, immune deficiency, or autoimmune diseases, you can count on us to provide your child with the care they need in a friendly environment designed with their comfort in mind. Our professionals are specially trained to assess, diagnose and treat children of all ages. Our dedicated team of experts collaborate with other specialists in our large network to provide the best possible care for your children.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of childhood infectious diseases:

  • Gastroenteritis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Erythema infectiosum (also known as fifth disease)
  • Influenza
  • Infectious conjunctivitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Otitis
  • Pertussis
  • Measles
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Scarlet fever

What happens during a consultation with an infectious disease specialist?

During your consultation, your child’s doctor will ask you about their symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical examination. They may prescribe additional tests or, if necessary, refer your child to another pediatric health specialist.

Your doctor will also discuss your child’s treatment and follow-up plan with you.

Adolescent Medicine

Our multidisciplinary team has extensive expertise working with teenagers and is here to help address their unique challenges. No matter the issue, your teens are in good hands.

Consultations are conducted in a caring and confidential manner.

We offer assessment, diagnosis, and management of various issues including:

  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Delayed or premature puberty
  • Pre or post-pubertal gynecological problems (labial adhesions, anatomical problems, etc.)
  • Sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Eating disorders.

Our professionals work in collaboration with other specialists to provide a wide range of services tailored for your children’s needs, all under one roof. This enables them to get all the care they need, when they need it.

What happens during a consultation?

During the first visit, our professionals will ask your teens questions and perform a complete examination. If necessary, we may prescribe further testing or refer your teen to another specialist.

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.