eConsult is a secure email messaging system that uses the Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) to connect primary care providers with specialists, giving them timely access to experience-based specialist knowledge. The team here at the eHealth Centre of Excellence is providing support to both primary care providers and specialists looking to adopt eConsult into their practice workflow.
Through eConsult, primary care providers can reach out to specialists such as Dr. Catherine Alderdice (pictured below), who specializes in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis.
Dr. Alderdice completed Medical School at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1976 and went on to do her Family Practice Residency in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She then did her Rheumatology fellowship at University of Toronto and was Associate Professor at Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland and Head of Rheumatic Disease Unit from 1982-2003.
Dr. Alderdice made the move to Guelph ON in 2003, where she opened a private practice in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis. She counts herself lucky for being one of the few clinicians allowed to report BMDs, outside of Radiologists.
Dr. Alderdice is excited to be joining the eConsult service providing her expertise in Rheumatology and Osteoporosis.
Are you a family doctor or specialist interested in using eConsult in your practice? Connect with us today to get started!