Ravines Medical Centre in Bedford

902-407-4382 - Clinic appointments or general questions 
535 Larry Uteck Blvd., Bedford (attached to Guardian)

Please note: Our walk-in clinic is first come first serve. Depending on the volume of patients we may be required to stop registering patients before the close of day if all appointment slots have been filled.

Bedford Walk-In Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Holidays

5:00pm – 8:00pm

5:00pm – 8:00pm

5:00pm – 8:00pm

5:00pm – 8:00pm

9:00am – 6:00pm

10:00am – 2:00pm

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Bedford Clinic Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

8:00am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 8:00pm

8:00am – 6:00pm

9:00am – 5:00pm

12:00pm – 4:00pm

Our Healthcare Providers:

Dr. Dianne Boudreau

Dr. Gerges

Dr. Roetka Gradstein

Dr. Veronik LePage

Dr. Bobby Rajan

Dr. Nicole Robichaud

Dr. Sarah Sheppard

Dr. Erika Yazer

Breanna Lloy, NP

Katelyn Pike, FPN

Elmsdale Medical Centre

902-883-2216 - Clinic appointments or general questions 
 
106 Elmsdale Rd. (1km north of McDonalds)
Elmsdale Centre Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Holidays

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 9:00pm

8:00am – 4:00pm

On Call

On Call

Our Healthcare Providers:

Dr. George Burden

Dr. Rebecca DeCoste

Dr. Siavash Farrahi

Dr. Mary-Anne Fraser

Dr. Rosemary Kepkay

Dr. Iain MacNeil

Dr. Stewart Montgomerie

Dr. Bruce Montgomery

Kim Ritchie, FPN

Elmsdale Walk-In Hours:

Currently, we do not offer a

walk-in clinic.

Elmsdale After Hours:

For patients of our clinic our doctors are on call for emergencies during evenings and weekends.

Associated Services Offered:

• Pedorthic clinic (eg. orthotics)

• Psychologist, Dr. Teri Fairfax - 902-452-2496

• Massage Therapy with Jennifer Northup

• Physiotherapy clinic

• Diabetic clinic

• Well Woman Clinic

Ravines Medical Group - Our Clinics

 

The principals of the Ravines Medical Group have been providing healthcare services and solutions for over 50 years in Atlantic Canada. We are committed to developing and delivering innovative community based health care solutions to meet the needs of our patients.

 

Our commitment to patient centric services motivates the entire medical team to aspire to comprehensive services promoting the health and well being of each and every patient. Patient dignity, health and wellness are our passion.

 

 

Caring for the health

& wellness of the

communities we serve.

Latest Clinic News:

 

Cape Breton doctor first Patient’s Choice Award recipient

Dartmouth, NS - Sydney family physician, Dr. Mohan Virick, is the winner of the inaugural Doctors Nova Scotia Patient’s Choice Award.

Dr. Virick has dedicated his five-decade career to improving the lives of his patients, most of whom belong to the Mi’kmaq community. Now 80 and semi-retired, Dr. Virick still works three mornings a week at his walk-in clinic.

 

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Doctors accept new

four year contracts

 

The province’s doctors have ratified two four-year contracts with government.

The contracts offer zero per cent, zero per cent, one per cent and 1.5 per cent increases and investments in a few areas most in need, such as hiring new specialists and supporting patient care by telephone. 

“While physicians accepted the contract and welcomed modest critical investments, they were disappointed that this contract brought little innovation or opportunities to advance patient care,” said Dr. Michelle Dow, President of Doctors Nova Scotia. “With the contract negotiations behind us, we now need to turn our attention to issues that have gone unaddressed for far too long,” she added.

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Top 5 Back-to-School Health Tips for Parents

 

After a long summer break, it's time for the kids to head back to school and focus on classes, sports and other after-school activities. But as you get adjusted to the first month of school, it's a good idea to take a couple of precautionary measures to set them up for a safe, healthy year. Here are the top five back-to-school health tips to consider.

1. Get vaccinated

You, your partner and your children should all get vaccinated as early as possible in the school year. Many schools require certain vaccinations before children can enroll. Talk to your children's health care provider and your doctor to find out which ones are recommended, and consider getting the flu vaccine, too. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

 

 

2. Set bedtimes

It's essential for kids (and adults!) to get a healthy amount of sleep each night to stay focused throughout the day. Although sleep requirements vary somewhat among individuals, most adults need about eight hours of sleep each night, and children and adolescents typically need more than eight hours. To get your kids ready to wake up earlier for school, consider making their bedtimes a little earlier each night for a week or two before school starts. Sticking to a routine is important too, so don’t let weekends become late-night free-for-alls.

4. Stock up on healthy foods

It might be easy to pack your kids' lunches with premade snacks, but a healthy diet is of the utmost importance, and junk foods don't fit into the equation. Make it easier for yourself by stocking up on healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, whole-grain bread and lean protein like turkey. Take a few minutes during the weekend to cut up fruits and vegetables and prepare things like tuna salad or hard-boiled eggs for convenience in the mornings, and buy plenty of containers for nutritious dinner leftovers. Consider getting a small ice pack and an insulated lunch bag to allow more variety.

5. Manage Stress

Back-to-school season is stressful for kids and parents alike, but too much stress can lead to a variety of health issues, like insomnia and sluggish immune systems. Help manage stress by talking to your children about anything that's bothering them, and take care not to overload anyone's schedule, including your own. Schoolwork and after-school activities are important, but it's also essential to take time to relax, play and spend time as a family.

With the minor hockey season starting, here is something to think about:

Risks Spike if Young Athletes Specialize too Soon

Young athletes who specialize in one sport are at added risk of stress, burnout and overuse injuries, says a leading group of U.S. pediatricians.

In contrast, kids who play several sports are more likely to stay active for the rest of their lives and meet their athletic goals, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

 

The analysis of youth sports revealed dramatic changes over the past 40 years.

"More kids are participating in adult-led organized sports today, and sometimes the goals of the parents and coaches may be different than the young athletes," said lead author Dr. Joel Brenner, past chairman of the academy's Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness.

"Some are aiming for college scholarships or a professional athletic career, but those opportunities are rare. Children who play multiple sports, who diversify their play, are more likely to enjoy physical activity throughout their lives and (be) more successful in achieving their athletic goals," he added in an academy news release.

The report, published online Aug. 29, appears in the September issue of the journal Pediatrics.

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Spryfield Ravines Medical Centre

902-477-5693 - Clinic appointments or general questions 
205 Herring Cove Rd. (upstairs in Crowell's Guardian)
Spryfield Clinic Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Holidays

8:30am – 7:30pm

8:30am – 7:30pm

8:30am – 4:30pm

8:30am – 7:30pm

8:30am – 3:00pm

CLOSED

CLOSED

Spryfield Walk-In Hours:

Currently, we do not offer a walk-in clinic. You can visit our Bedford Walk-In Clinic, your patient file is available there to doctors through our system.

Our Healthcare Providers:

Dr. Emma Chiasson

Dr. Leah Genge

Dr. Michael Gniewek

Dr. Patricia MacDonald

Dr. Andrew MacLean

Dr. Hugh Matheson

Dr. Sarah Sampson

Dr. Rachel Shaw

Dr. Kailee Sutherland

Tracy Lake, NP

Kelly Silver, FPN

Sandra Witherbee, FPN

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Spryfield Ravines Medical Clinic

902-477-5693 - Clinic appointments or general questions 
205 Herring Cove Rd. (upstairs in Crowell's Guardian)

Timberlea Medical Clinic

902-876-0415 - Clinic appointments or general questions 
1802 St. Margaret's Bay Rd. (attached to Guardian)
Timberlea Clinic Hours:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Holidays

7:30am – 6:00pm

7:30am – 6:00pm

7:30am – 6:00pm

7:30am – 6:00pm

7:30am – 2:00pm

8:00am – 12:00pm

CLOSED

Timberlea Walk-In Hours:

Currently, we do not offer a walk-in clinic. You can visit our Bedford Walk-In Clinic, your patient file is available there to doctors through our system.

Our Healthcare Providers:

Dr. Sarah Sampson - 902-593-0477

Dr. Scovil - 902-876-0415

Dr. Sloss - 902-593-0477

Amanda Cleveland, NP - 902-593-0477

 
Ravines Medical Centre (Bedford)  
902-407-4382
Elmsdale Medical Centre 
902-883-2216
Spryfield Medical Centre
902-477-5693
Timberlea Medical Clinic 
902-876-0415 or 902-593-0477
For Life-Threatening Emergencies Call 911
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