First BC Complex Chronic Disease Program opens

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 55, No. 4, May 2013, Page 205 News

The new Complex Chronic Disease Program (CCDP) located at BC Wo­men’s Hospital and Health Centre is now accepting patient referrals.

The CCDP assists people with fi­bro­myalgia, myalgic encephalo­my­elitis/chronic fatigue syndrome, and tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease. The program also includes a strong research component and supports clinicians and re­searchers in their pursuit of causes, diagnosis, and potential treatments for these types of chronic conditions.

The CCDP offers an integrative care approach, incorporating comprehensive medical assessments with other health care services in­cluding specialty medicine, nursing, social work, physiotherapy, and naturopathy. 

Patients require a physician’s re­ferral to be considered for admission into the program. Referral forms are available at www.bcwomens/ccdp or by calling 604 875-2061 or faxing 604 875-3738.     

. First BC Complex Chronic Disease Program opens . BCMJ, Vol. 55, No. 4, May, 2013, Page(s) 205 - News.

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