C.W. WIEBE MEDICAL CENTRE
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Your health is important to us. Our physicians along with our other health care providers take a pro-active approach to health care by making sure you have access to specialized services and education when you need them most. Combine that with leading-edge practices and up to date technology, you and your family are in good hands at the C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre. We are your partner in health care.
If you do not have a family physician (primary care provider) and are new to our area, please contact the Family Doctor Finder program at 1-866-690-8260 or online at Family Doctor Finder .
HOW IS YOUR LIVER?
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
The University of Manitoba, together with Four Arrows Regional Health Authority and C.W. Wiebe Medical Centre is conducting a study to determine how common and/or severe the condition called ‘non-alcoholic fatty liver disease’ (NAFLD) is in Manitoba, an the long-term outcomes for people who have this condition.
We are inviting community members like yourself to come to the planned community clinic to participate in the study. All members ages 18 years or over from the WINKLER and MORDEN area are invited to participate in the study. You do not have to have this condition to participate. The medical study team will be set up at our clinic on several different days, the next one is Thursday, March 28th from 8:30 am – 6 pm (later appointments may be available).
If you are interested in taking part in this study, please contact us at 204.325.4312 or email us at email@example.com. You can also talk to your doctor or our reception staff. For more information on study, please click here. Or listen to Dr. Woelk’s interviews on Pembina Valley Online by clicking on the pictures below.
We have a new computer system called Input Health. This system allows your doctor and other care providers to better communicate with you by email or texting. Please let our staff know if you would like to provide us with your cell phone number and email address.
Patients are also able to access some of their information and book appointments online through our secure PATIENT PORTAL. Click here for more information about the Patient Portal. There is additional information under the Frequently Asked Questions in the About Menu option. You can also click HERE for printable instructions on how to use the Patient Portal.
Take a moment to read the latest Health Corner article in the Winkler/Morden Voice newspaper:
It takes a village (to train a medical student)
By Dr. David Chudley, MD (U of M), CCFP
You may have encountered them in many settings. One may have delivered your baby; another may have helped you grieve the death of a loved one. You may have had a cast applied to a broken limb by one, and still another may have picked up a critical abnormal finding on your physical exam. These are our medical students and residents doctors who have played a vital role in Morden and Winkler for years.
A medical learner’s journey begins after having completed a university degree with high grades, and performing well on the admissions test (the MCAT). In 2018 at the University of Manitoba faculty of medicine, over 1000 applied for only 110 spots. Successful students then learn about physiology and pathophysiology of the human body for 2 years before embarking on the privileged journey of interacting with patients for another 2 years. Now, graduates earn their “MD” and are full-fledged resident doctors. There is an additional 2-5 years of residency training and exams prior to being certified family doctors or specialists. Our clinical teaching unit at Boundary Trails currently accommodates 4 resident doctors, and many more medical students, per year.
Working alongside students in the hospital and clinics provides benefits on three fronts. First, is the benefit to the learner. Every patient and disease they encounter is building the framework for them to be attentive future physicians. I remember several patients during my training that taught me invaluable lessons and shaped me into the physician I am today.
Secondly is the benefit to our group of physicians. Learners are always challenging us to be up to date on the latest guidelines and studies. As much as we impart our knowledge on them, we benefit equally from their detailed approach. I can think of countless occasions where students have picked up subtle findings on physical exams, or helpful details while taking the time to listen to patients’ stories. This reminds me that medicine is not static – all physicians must continue to be students of medicine.
The greatest beneficiary of embracing these learners is our community. Remember that when you see a supervised student, you have a team of two medical professionals putting their expertise together to provide great care. Our students are often returning from rotations in larger centres like Health Science Centre or St. Boniface Hospital, where they have been learning alongside leading experts in such fields as cardiology, pediatrics, neurosurgery, and oncology among many others. Exposure to our community can also attract learners back after graduation, filling the gap of the hundreds needing family doctors. My experience as a student at Boundary Trails ultimately led me to Winkler, and I would not have likely ended up practicing family medicine here had I not had that fortunate opportunity.
Hopefully I have provided some insight into the journey of medical learners. I am convinced that their involvement in care improves the health of our community. Remember that you, too, are all invested in developing the next generation of doctors that will serve our community for decades to come. The next time you encounter a medical learner, take pride in being a part of their experience that can have a lasting impact on a young doctor’s career and be sure to give them a warm welcome!