Agassiz welcomes new doctor

The Agassiz Community Health Centre has hired Dr. Adaora Ezeaputa to join the practice.

There is a new doctor in town. The Agassiz Community Health Centre has hired Dr. Adaora Ezeaputa to join the practice.

Dr. Ezeaputa was hired on a two-year contract , effective from March, 2015 to March, 2017. The hire allows 500 more patients to join the roster, according to Community Health Centre Dr. Wayne Phimister.

She joins family doctors, Dr. Phymister and Dr. Inna Fadyeyeva along with nurse practitioners Sean Young and Sue Lawrence and community resource nurse Robert Stam.

Patients who have no family doctor, referred to as unattached patients, will have priority in the lineup for the new doctor.

“Thereafter, we are following the Division’s guidance on attached patients finding a new physician,” reports Dr. Phimister.

Residents who do not have a primary care provider now have a phone number that they can call to find one in their home community. Unattached residents are invited to call PAM (Patient Attachment Mechanism) at 604-795-0034 or 1-844-795-0034.

Within the unattached patient population, people who have urgent health needs will be prioritized to be seen as quickly as possible. Patients who already have a primary care provider, even if the provider is not located in their community, will be included in subsequent phases of the Patient Attachment Mechanism. For those who are facing difficulties with their current family doctor, the Division has set up public education to help these patients address issues. Visit www.divisionsbc.ca/chilliwack for more information.

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