Pintons family care can be very different from a hospital, says Dr. Linda Pinon, the PCTB’s director of community medicine.
“It’s different than in some of the other settings we operate in.
So it’s important that people understand that,” Pinon said.
Pinon said pinon’s office at the University of Alberta has seen a rise in patients seeking out medical care for their children since her appointment to the job.
“The response has been quite remarkable,” she said.
“There’s a real appreciation for what pinon has to offer, and a recognition that she’s really committed to this,” Pinont said.
The hospital has also seen a spike in people seeking medical care because of the hospital’s high turnover rate.
“We see a lot of people who have been diagnosed with cancer or diabetes, and the doctors are having a hard time finding people to fill those slots,” Pinons said.
Doctors say there are a few reasons why doctors are looking for Pinons job.
The first is that there are more doctors working in a hospital setting.
“As a hospital we don’t have many beds, so there’s not a lot for us to do in terms of recruiting and retaining doctors.
So, that’s really an attractive option for us,” Pinson said.
She added that the hospital is also seeing a lot more people wanting to come in.
“They have more questions about what it’s like to work at a PCT, so they’re asking a lot, and we’re doing a lot to try to help them understand what the job is,” Pinot said.
Poston family care’s doctors say the hospital has been one of the few places they have found success in recruiting and keeping doctors.
“I’ve had a number of patients come in, and they have been very happy, they’ve been very kind, and it has been a wonderful experience for them,” Pinond said.
“It’s a really wonderful environment for them, and I really believe it has contributed to a good rate of retention.”
Pinond says she believes the hospital can take advantage of her expertise.
“When I look at my patients, I see people who are coming to see me for the first time, and when I look back at the record, I think they have the same concerns, the same fears, the the same worries,” Pinondo said.