To access this program, you need a referral from a Family Physician. If you do not have a local Family Physician, please browse and contact a doctor on this list of physicians accepting new patients to discuss this program.
Diabetic Nephropathy is a progressive disease of the kidneys that arises as a complication of Diabetes; the Diabetes Nephropathy Prevention Clinic (DNPC) provides patients with direct access to an Endocrinologist (a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating hormone imbalances) and a Nephrologist (a physician who specializes in kidney disease). Both specialists consult closely with WBPCN clinicians (nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, etc.) and also make bi-annual visits to Fort McMurray to see patients at the WBPCN Central Clinic Site.
WBPCN Patients are automatically enrolled in the program if they meet the following criteria:
We are privileged to be able to provide this service with the support of two well-renowned specialists who are invaluable resources for both patients and our own clinicians alike. If you have Diabetes and are not yet a patient of the WBPCN Diabetes program, ask your Family Physician for a referral.
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