Cambridge is home to the regions first nurse-pracitioner clinic. This is one of 25 nurse practitioner clinics opening across Ontario. There will be one opening in Kitchener's Pioneer Park area in June of this year. The Cambridge clinic is located on Water St in downtown Galt. A nurse practitioner can make medical diagnosis, order tests and prescribe medications, so it is definitely worth while to visit them. There are 2 physician consultants for back-up incase of a difficult diagnosis or if a referral to a specialist is required. The clinic also has a social worker, dietitian and pharmacist on hand. I can't believe this was not thought of before now since we have always had a shortage of doctors. It's a fabulous idea and I hope the people in Waterloo Region take full advantage of these facilities.
For more information, and to read the full the artcile I read, visit the The Record.