Medical Specialty Clinic
The Medical Specialty Clinic has capacity to provide support to rural patients in the Central Zone. Descriptors of the specialty areas are as follows:
Central Alberta Anticoagulation Clinic: Provides anticoagulation management to people diagnosed with venous thromboemboli ( blood clots), for stroke prevention (atrial fibrillation), and to 'bridge' the anticoagulation for clients who are undergoing surgical or invasive procedures. Patients are managed and supported in the clinic through education and patient counseling until they achieve therapeutic levels of anticoagulant dosing, and demonstrate the capacity to self-manage their disease. Patients must have access to a lab, telephone and hospital, be willing to self-inject medication or have someone inject it for them, and be stable enough to be treated on an outpatient basis.
Stroke Prevention Clinic: The Stroke Prevention clinic supports the early diagnosis and aggressive management of risk factors in an effort reduce the risk of stroke or recurrent stroke through health prevention and education. Patients participate in an initial diagnostic or follow up appointment with a neurologist and may be scheduled for follow up appointments with the interdisciplinary team for education and counseling to support patients to self-manage risk factors.
Heart Function Clinic: The Heart Function Clinic focuses on the management of heart failure. Goals of the clinic are to assist people living in the community to manage their illness and improve / maintain their quality of life through timely surveillance and intervention. Patients receive education and patient counseling to promote self -management of their disease.
Multiple Sclerosis Clinic: The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic provides coordinated interdisciplinary services for people living with MS. Services include education, assessment, special MS drug therapy initiation and follow up and ongoing symptom management.
Hepatitis Support Program: The Hepatitis Support Program supports patients diagnosed with Hepatitis C who are candidates for special therapy curative treatment. Services include patient education, counseling and monitoring of patient through the course of treatment involving self - injection medication.
Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre
3942 50A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
For more information please contact the service at this facility.
This facility is located on a main bus route. Public Transportation available.
Hours of Operation
- Monday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
- Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
- Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
- Thursday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
- Friday 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
This service is not available to everyone. Call for more information.
Referrals to the Anticoagulation Clinic, Stroke Prevention Clinic , Multiple Sclerosis and Heart Function Clinic can be made by a specialist or family physician. Specific referral criteria for each clinic is available on request. Referrals to the Hepatitis Support Program are made through a Gastroenterologist.