Family doctors take care of the physical, mental and emotional health of both their patients and their patients’ families. They know your family’s health history and how it can affect you. They are trained to care for you through all the stages of your life.
Walk -in visits for all age groups
While many of our patients visit our trusted healthcare providers on a regular basis for all of their health care needs, it’s understandable that life gets busy, and sometimes unexpected health issues arise. On these occasions, a walk-in appointment can be the ideal solution.
At Coopers Medical Clinic, walk-in patients are treated with the same level of care and documentation as regular patients, or those who make appointments. Additionally, our staff’s empathetic and professional demeanour means that our walk-in patients often return to us for ongoing care!
Womens Health Care
Although it is unclear if this has been proved; it is said that a healthy woman means a healthy nation. Health is officially defined by the World Health Organization as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
We recognise that several aspects and stages of life comes with its own peculiar challenges including:
Contraception, Reproductive and sexual health needs
Weight loss difficulties
Menopause, and growing old
Early childhood is a crucial period for both the child and parents. This formative period depends on normal development of vital organs like the brain.
Book a visit at age 1 week with your physician, please bring in the discharge papers from the hospital for this visit.
Babies are usually checked by a health care provider within the first week of going home from the hospital. At this first visit your health care provider will:
Weigh your baby and measure your baby’s length and head circumference.
Check for signs of jaundice
Check on how breastfeeding is going for you and your baby.
Do a general health exam.
Ask how the family is adjusting to the new baby.
Complete any screening tests that were not done at the hospital
After the first visit, your physician would see your child each time your receive immunization for the first year, at 18 months, then at ages two and five.
During this visit our physicians would ask general medical questions including:
Your child’s developmental milestones, language milestones, and social and emotional issues.
Do a physical examination, check weight, height and head circumference,
Discuss vaccination and help you with getting needed vaccinations for your child.
Your doctor will also answer any questions you may have.
Once your child is 5 years old, we recommend a health maintenance visit every 1 to 2 years until he is 18 years old.
Care of the Elderly
We know that the elderly, particularly those over 75 years of age, requires increased medical care by physicians. Our physicians will typically spend 15 to 30 minutes during each elder visit. Please request more time when booking to ensure adequate time with your doctor to address all your concerns.
CHRONIC MIGRAINE TREATMENT
A migraine headache can be preceded or accompanied by sensory warning signs such as flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs, nausea, vomiting, and increased sensitivity to light and sound. They generally last for 24 hours but can last for several days or, in some cases, longer periods.
Chronic headache injections are used widely to relief many types of pain, providing relief from migraine headaches as well as from teeth grinding and chronic soft tissue pain in the head and neck area (often caused by an accident or other trauma).
This treatment is covered by your Alberta Health Insurance plan. 1 or 2 sessions are usually required to determine the success of your response, but the reduction in pain from various syndromes ranges from 3 to 6 months. Following a treatment patients may return to the rest of their daily routines immediately. Please ensure to bring your Alberta Health care card with you to your first appointment.
Drivers Medical Exam
A driver’s medical exam is a routine exam that is meant to ensure that a person is healthy, fit, and able to drive safely on Alberta’s roads.This medical exam may need to be done because of a person’s occupation, age category. Individuals with certain health conditions may also need to undergo a driver’s medical exam in order to ensure that they are able to drive safely.
Coopers Medical Clinic offers access to social workers who can assist you and your family with receiving support, connecting to resources, and improving your social wellbeing.
Hyperhidrosis means excessive sweating. It is not commonly related to grave disease conditions but could cause severe psychological and social distress. It could affect the armpits, hands and feet.
Some of the effects of it are staining of clothes, body odour, soiling of papers with sweating on the palms, limitation with some recreational activities.
Botulinum toxin (Botox ™) is one of the effective forms of treatment.
Getting injured at work can greatly affect someone’s life. To ensure a quick a recovery we provide paper work and WCB related services to our patients.
Flu Shots, Adult Vaccinations and Travel Vaccinations
Both adult and travel vaccinations help prevent numerous unwanted illnesses. We recommend and provide annual flu shots to individuals 9 years and older. Please consult one of our physicians if you or your loved ones are planning to travel anywhere outside Canada for your immunization/travel needs
Coopers Medical Clinic is a modern Family Physician Clinic located in Cooper’s Crossing district in the southwest area of Airdrie. The clinic offers primary health care for patients of all ages. Our team is focused on providing excellent, quality based patient care.