Information for Patients
If you would like to meet with Dr. Purdy, please contact the office here, or by phone at 613-271-1103. If you are from out-of-town (or anywhere in Ontario), Dr. Purdy is able to conduct medical appointments by Telemedicine. You need to have an email address and either: 1. access to a local medical clinic with a telemedicine office (call your local clinic and ask if they have OTN); or 2. reliable internet, and a computer, phone, or tablet, with video and sound. Telemedicine, done from one clinic location to another, or from this clinic to a patient with an Ontario health card/ OHIP card, is covered by OHIP and therefore free for a patient to use.
If you have a physician, please advise them that you are interested in meeting with Dr. Purdy. In particular, if you are rostered to a physician in a Family Health Organization (FHO) or Family Health Network (FHN), please discuss with your physician prior to booking an appointment so that their FHO or FHN may avoid access bonus penalties. (And if you forget, please notify them as soon as possible after your appointment here, as their office can still take steps to avoid access bonus penalties.)
Appointments in Lifestyle Medicine do take longer than most normal appointments, and as such, your first appointment will probably take about an hour. During that time, Dr. Purdy will review your medical history and conduct a focused physical examination as appropriate, and will present her recommendations. At that point, you can discuss the way forward, and decide on any future follow-up appointments as needed. Don't worry, follow-ups will not be as long!
When you come for your first meeting with Dr. Purdy, please bring the following:
your OHIP/ RAMQ/ Blue Cross card;
a list of all medications, including dosages;
any recent lab work results; and
any medical records to the visit.
We look forward to working with you!