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Pride Month: The PCN is a Welcoming Space

In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the diverse identities within the LGBTQ+ community, including Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other identities. As a healthcare provider, the WestView Primary Care Network (WVPCN)’s commitment to inclusivity and respect for all individuals, helps us create welcoming spaces to meet the unique needs of every group we serve, including 2SLGBTQ+.



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Mental Health Awareness Month

In today's fast-paced world, the concept of mental health has gained significant attention. From workplace stress to personal relationships, individuals are increasingly recognizing the importance of maintaining emotional well-being. However, despite growing awareness, there remains a stigma surrounding mental health issues. This stigma often prevents individuals from seeking help and support when needed. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of mental health, exploring the significance of holistic approaches in fostering a healthy mind.


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Obesity Awareness

Obesity is a chronic, progressive and relapsing disease, characterized by the presence of abnormal or excess adiposity (body fat) that impairs health and social well-being.

Obesity is a leading cause of serious conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, arthritis and cancer. Eating healthy, being physically active and limiting screen time can reduce one’s risk of obesity. Learn more about obesity and what services we have that can support you.  

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Dungeons & Dragons 2024

Have fun as you role-play as your character and experience the world through another's perspective! You will be challenged by puzzles to solve and play combat experiences that promote teamwork and effective communication. After the game, we will debrief and explore how your actions affect the situation and the people around you!

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Mental Wellness Tools Group

A new mental wellness group for youth 13-18 on Mondays, at the WestView Primary Care Network in Spruce Grove. 

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You're Invited to Our Open House

Join us for the open house on March 20 and 22, 3-7 PM at our new location! Mark your calendar.
205 - 505 Queen St
Spruce Grove
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Alzheimer's Awareness Month: Towards a Dementia-Friendly Community

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for 60-80% of all diagnoses. Alzheimer's is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that destroys brain cells, causing thinking ability and memory to deteriorate over time. Alzheimer's disease is not a normal part of aging and is irreversible. In this article, we highlight a campaign that aims at fostering a dementia-friendly community in Stony Plain, Spruce Grove, and Parkland County. Read, share, and take part in one or all of this campaign's events!  

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Journey Through Grief - A Free Online Class

Develop a tool kit that will help you understand yourself better and learn skills to cope more effectively with the loss of a loved one. 

Online via Zoom. 

To register or inquire about this class, please call us at 780-960-9533 (Ext. 3)


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Back to School Health Preparations

Fall is a great time to follow up on your family's health. Summer is over and the kids are getting back to their classrooms and mingling with new classmates and teachers. Both physical and mental health are of utmost importance to help your school-aged children get a successful headstart this academic year. Read more for tips! 


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The Importance of Being Active

Being active is of paramount importance for both our physical and mental well-being. Engaging in regular physical activity offers several benefits that contribute to a healthier and more fulfilling life. Firstly, it helps maintain a healthy weight by burning calories and increasing metabolism. This is crucial in preventing obesity and related health issues like diabetes, heart disease, and joint problems.
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Sun Skin Safety During the Summer

Did you know that the sun’s damaging UV rays can penetrate the clouds, the windows of your home or car, and even your clothing? That’s why it’s important to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful effects no matter the weather or the activities you’re doing outside. In this article, we will discuss why skin protection and sunscreen use are crucial components of maintaining healthy skin.

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Mobile Mammography Screening in Stony Plain Aug 14-21

Mobile mammography screening is coming to Stony Plain from August 14 to 21. Booking an appointment is required. Visit this post to learn more.  

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High Blood Pressure - Hypertension Awareness

Hypertension is one of the leading preventable causes of death and disability around the world and can lead to heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and dementia. Over 7.2 million Canadians have hypertension, and 7.5 million more have high blood pressure that will lead to hypertension without preventative action. 

Read more about hypertension, its causes, and prevention. 


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Call for a Community-Based Board Director

A Community-Based Director shares the responsibilities of governing the PCN with the physician member directors, formulating policies and processes, and fostering the purpose and vision of the PCN, and has a commitment to the well-being of the PCN and to primary care generally.

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Oral Health Awareness

Maintaining good oral health is important for your wellbeing and quality of life at any age or stage of life. Your oral health can affect and be affected by your general health. For example, diabetes increases the risk of gum disease and gum disease can make diabetes harder to manage. Read more for tips and resources on oral hygiene.

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Unlock the Potential of Food: Nutrition Classes & Services

Food has the potential to influence your mental and physical health, help you manage chronic disease, and put you in a better mood.

This year’s nutrition month theme is unlocking the potential of food. With so much information out there though, it can be hard to find trusted sources and know what works best for you. Our bodies, in health and sickness, are not the same. What could help your friend lose weight might have negative effects on your body.    

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Women's Heart Health Awareness

When we wear red on February 13, we raise awareness of women’s cardiovascular health and the long road ahead to address research disparities between women's and men’s heart disease and stroke.

Women experience heart disease differently and still suffer from inequality and inequity in relation to cardiovascular health. According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC), “two-thirds of all heart disease and stroke clinical research has focused on men.”  

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Bell Let's Talk: Mental Health Support

On Bell Let’s Talk Day, we would like to remind you that our Primary Care Network offers free mental health services and resources for you.
This year, the new campaign is Let's change this! and it puts a sharp focus on key mental health challenges faced by Canadians and practical actions that we can all take throughout the year.
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New Year's Resolutions: Anxiety & Support

If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety about the new year, you are not alone. ‘New year, new you,’ has become the motif of the new year discourse all around us. We are encouraged to become improved versions of our last year’s selves—albeit, at the risk of harming the mental well-being of the ‘new us.’ No wonder, levels of anxiety and depression surge higher than usual for a lot of people at the beginning of the year.


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Influenza Immunization

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Community Health Navigator

The Community Health Navigator (CHN) position works with the Westview PCN targeted patients with chronic diseases (e.g. diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, lung disease, etc.) to improve access to health care and other resources available in their community.  This role works with patients, communities, physicians, and the health care team to provide the best care possible. 

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Obesity Clinic Nutrition Classes

Did you know the WestView PCN offers free nutrition classes to help with obesity and healthy eating? Check out our Healthy Living Classes page for upcoming dates. 


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Our Virtual Care Clinic is the New Walk-In Clinic

Are you looking for a walk-in clinic in Spruce Grove or surrounding areas? Do you need to see a medical professional and your time or work conditions do not allow you to book during regular hours? Do you prefer to stay home or at your place of comfort during the visit? Our Virtual Care Clinic is the best alternative to the walk-in clinics in Spruce Grove.      

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Innovator of the Year Award

Congratulations to Dr. Datar on winning the Innovator of the Year Award!

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A letter to Albertans from CPSA Council (COVID-19)

An important letter to Albertans from The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Edmonton Zone Healthcare Planning (EZHCP)

Your input is needed for the Edmonton Zone Health Care Planning! 

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Homeless COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

WestView PCN's homeless COVID-19 vaccine clinic collaboration in July 2021.

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WVPCN Wins the Winter Wellness Trophy

The Westview Primary Care Network (WVPCN) won the Winter Wellness Challenge trophy! Our PCN had the highest number of participants across Edmonton. 


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Still Here For You

The WestView Primary Care Network has the health and safety of our community and staff top of mind. We work hard to serve our patients while adhering to the current public health measures in Alberta during the recent surge of COVID-19 infections. Our family physicians and care team are still here for you to help you...

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Healthy Eating

Eating a healthy and balanced diet is one of the most important steps you can take to protect your health and achieve wellness goals. A healthy diet can help you control factors such as cholesterol and sugar levels, blood pressure, and weight. Of course, eating healthy should be coupled with an active lifestyle to achieve the best outcome.  

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Staying Active in Winter

Staying active during the winter months is essential to maintaining your health. Leading an active lifestyle will help protect your heart and blood circulation, boost your immune system, improve your mental wellness, help you sleep better, and make you happier and healthier. 

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