Oakville Family Practice Associates

Dr. Roland Amolins

Dr. Judith Levasseur

Dr. John Yates

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Dr. Zeba Ansari

We are fortunate to share our office with Dr. Zeba Ansari who is a consultant pediatrician. She sees patients by referral.

The information on this website applies mainly to the family practice of Dr. Amolins, Levasseur and Yates.

Phone: 905-339-0008
Fax: 905-842-8001
Suite 208, 1060 Speers Road, Oakville, ON L6L 2X4

Office Hours

Lunch hour: 12:30PM-1:30PM

Monday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Thursday 9:30AM - 5:00PM
Friday 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Sat-Sun Closed
For Urgent needs outside of our usual hours: please use our walk-in clinic.
9AM-8PM weekdays
10AM-4PM weekends & Holidays (Closed Christmas and New Year's Day)
Walk-In Clinic (click here)

Our Staff

Office Manager Rachel
   
Nurses Eden
Salma
Victoria
   
Receptionists and
Administrative Assistants
Jennifer
Lili
Silvana
Our staff is essential to the care we are able to provide to our patients.

New!
Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix)


Now Covered age 65-70

Learn more on Information


COVID-19: WE ARE IN PANDEMIC MODE.

Yes our office remains open to serve you but we have modified our ways to keep everyone safe. Our staff is there during business hours to answer your calls.

PLEASE NO WALK INS

Our goal is to decrease in person visits during the pandemic. Before you decide to come in to drop off or pick up forms, please consider alternatives. Many forms can be downloaded for example. Our staff can help you find the most appropriate solution.

BOOKING APPOINTMENTS

The doctors are doing the majority of their consultations by phone or videoconference. Only essential visits will be done in person: this includes vaccinations for children and adults, prenatal visits and some pre-approved cases as explained below. To avoid crowding our waiting room, each doctor will be seeing their essential visits on one day per week. Appointments in person are booked only on an exceptional basis after the doctor has approved the visit. You are welcome to book a phone or videoconference consultation with your doctor. Please delay any non-urgent visits such as routine periodic health reviews (formerly called "physicals").

IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS

We will help you but please consider our office safety and do not arrive to our office without warning if you have symptoms. First, self-isolate, consider getting tested. If you need care, please call first to book a phone consultation. If your breathing is compromised or your condition is severe, call 911 and go to the emergency department.

HOME MONITORING

is important when visits are restricted to only essential cases. Consider obtaining a sphygmomanometer (better known as a "blood pressure machine") especially if you are prone to or at risk for high blood pressure. You can share the readings with your doctor who can interpret whether you have a problem. If you are diabetic, you may choose to use your home glucometer more consistently and increase the interval of laboratory blood work. This should always be done according to your doctor's advice and under medical supervision.

REMEMBER THE BASICS

Whether you come to our office or go somewhere else, wear a MASK, WASH YOUR HANDS frequently, practice 2-meter SOCIAL DISTANCING. Reduce your outings to the essential ones, especially when the number of COVID-19 cases in your area is high. Follow the current public health and government guidelines about social gatherings in your area. Get your FLU SHOT: see our section on our flu shot clinics. Eat healthy: consult the 2019 Canada Food Guide. Consult the public health website for up to date information on COVID-19.

Public Health Ontario COVID-19

Public Health Halton COVID-19

RETURN TO WORK/SCHOOL

At the time of this publication, there are no clinical criteria allowing your doctor to distinguish accurately covid related illness from other viral illnesses without testing. For this reason, we are unable to provide medical notes clearing you or your child for COVID-19 if you have new symptoms on the COVID-19 list. However, if you need a note about a chronic or long lasting condition, we will consider your case and provide the necessary documentation. A charge will apply.

SCREENING TOOL FOR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND DAYCARE

The Ministry of health has a great tool to help you decide what to do if your child has symptoms.

COVID-19 Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance


COVID ALERT APP

Consider downloading COVID Alert which is the exposure notification app recommended by the government of Canada. It is free of charge. Consult this link for details:

COVID ALERT APP

This app keeps track of your exposure to other users of the app and notifies you if you have been in proximity for at least 15 minutes to a COVID case. The app. preserves your privacy and keeps you anonymous. The more people who use it, the more effective it will be to limit the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19: Vaccine Information

At the time of this update, four vaccines have been authorized by Health Canada: the Pfizer vaccine was approved on December 9, 2020, the Moderna, on December 23, 2020, the Astra Zeneca on February 26, 2021 and finally the Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) vaccine on March 5, 2021. The distribution of the vaccines has been gradually phased in the population according to various risk categories.

On May 5, 2021, Health Canada approved the Pfizer BioN Tech vaccine for age 12 and above. Watch for announcements about when it will be offered in your region.

ASTRA ZENECA ON HOLD IN ONTARIO
On May 11, 2021, Ontario has suspended the administration of the Astra Zeneca COVID vaccine. One week before, NACI (National Advisory Committee of Immunization) had recommended that the RNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) were the preferable choice. People who received the first dose of AstraZeneca did the right thing at a time when vaccines were scarce. They took the first vaccine they were offered, protecting themselves and their community. We now have more supplies of the Pfizer and Modernal vaccines. Further instructions will come about the second dose for those who have received the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

All vaccines approved for use in Canada undergo a thorough and independent review and must meet stringent requirements. Only vaccines that are safe and effective reach the approval stage. It is very encouraging that all 3 vaccines are very effective at preventing serious disease and death from COVID. Yes, your doctors are recommending that you get vaccinated against COVID-19. Stay tuned for more announcements about the COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the public. Vaccination will be voluntary.


Groups eligible for the COVID vaccine,

  • For all the details on eligibility and how to book your vaccine, consult the website of your district public health (Halton or other) for the most up to date information. Halton residents should consult Halton.ca/COVID19vaccines
  • Here are some highlights on who is eligible in Halton:
    • Starting May 10 Halton residents 50+
    • Starting May 12, Halton residents 40+
    • Starting May 14, Halton residents 30+
    • Starting May 10, Halton residents aged 16 and up who cannot work from home. No documentation is required, but you will need to sign an attestation that this applies to you (and provide proof of age).
    • Individuals aged 16 and over living in Milton L9E postal code.
    • Front line essential workers.
    • Healthcare Workers who cannot work from home
    • Adults receiving chronic home care (services from the LHIN or Home Care Agency)
    • People with certain chronic high risk health conditions and one caregiver (complete list on Public health website).
    • Indigenous adults and one immediate household family member (aged 18 years of age or older).
    • Pregnant individuals (Pregnancy has been added to the ‘highest risk’ category, meaning any pre)
    • Long term care and retirement homes staff, residents and their essential caregivers.
    • Adults aged 40 years old and older may get the Astra Zeneca vaccine in pharmacies.
      Halton residents 40 years of age and older can be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine through participating pharmacies(external link). The AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective in preventing severe illness and complications from COVID-19. Booking through a pharmacy is another option for eligible residents to get their vaccine and gain protection from COVID-19 as soon as possible.
      Earlier appointments may be available through this program. Appointments must be booked directly with the pharmacy. To find a location and book an appointment, please visit ontario.ca/pharmacycovidvaccine
  • Peel Region has announced that as of 8 AM on May 6th, ALL PEEL RESIDENTS aged 18 or older will be able to book COVID-19 vaccine appointments through public health. Go to: https://peelregion.ca/coronavirus/vaccine/
  • For more information about COVID vaccines visit the Ministry of Health website: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario
    Some doctor's offices will soon be administering the COVID vaccine. It is still uncertain whether our office will be offering this option. Please be assured that we will let you know if we have any vaccine and if you are eligible to receive it from us. Please take the first vaccine offered to you.

RESOURCES AND UPDATES
To get the latest information on Halton Region’s COVID-19 Vaccine Program including who is currently eligible, transportation options and how to book an appointment, please visit halton.ca/COVIDvaccines.
Halton Region’s website is being updated as the program progresses, and residents are asked to check this page regularly for the latest information.

Halton COVID-19 Vaccine Information What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for Canada, Goverment of Canada COVID-19 Vaccines for Ontario, Government of Ontario Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine in Ontario Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet, Government of Ontario Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Information Sheet, Government of Canada

We recognize many patients may have questions about the risk of blood clots following immunization with the Astra Zeneca vaccine. You will find a number of different resources on the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine website and Health Canada’s COVID-19 resources website

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine website Government of Canada AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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