I am Doug Mullin, running to be elected Board Member for the Regional Health Authority Subsection B6. The geography of this section encompasses Fredericton to Doaktown, Upper Miramichi to Cambridge Narrows, Stanley to Chipman & Minto, and certainly not least, Oromocto and New Maryland.
In my previous post, I stated that I am relatively healthy. To be very truthful, I don’t know that. I have assumed that because I feel well. I am coming to the age in life where I should be consulting a doctor regarding my general health.
For example, prostrate cancer is a leading killer, which can be defeated through early detection. The Prostrate Cancer Canada network has a marvellous website, if you need more info on early detection guidelines or more general information. I am approaching the age where I need to screen for prostrate cancer.
Not having a family doctor in Fredericton has been a concern. To this end, I registered with River Valley Health to be placed with a doctor in Fredericton. Trying to find the website where I registered has proven difficult. However, you can call 1-866-554-5959. I found this number on the Multicultural Association of Fredericton website and the Family Navigator website.
I received a phone call this week from a doctor’s office in Fredericton. They had received my name from the patient registry and were curious if I was interested in making an appointment to meet the doctor. This is great news. I will be visiting the doctor for the first time in early May.
I am very happy that the system has worked for me. I have been waiting for about three years for this. Prior to this, when I needed to see a doctor, I would drive to Miramichi to see the doctor I had been seeing since I was six. Driving to Miramichi is very inconvenient to see a doctor. Driving to Regent Street is much better.
Do you have a family doctor?