It is with regret that we must inform former patients of Dr. Genge and Dr. Gniewek, that effective April
7 th , until further notice we will no longer be able to provide primary care services here at the Spryfield
These former patients being seen by our locum physicians (Dr. Jollymore and Dr. MacIntyre), as of now
we have not found replacement physicians, but we are hopeful. We understand that some of you may
want to look for a new family physician outside of our practice. Please be assured that the director of
clinical operations of Spryfield Medical Centre will continue to actively recruit for replacement
physicians in partnership with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and Dr. Gniewek and Dr. Genge.
All active patients will be notified when a replacement physician is found. To be proactive we
recommend that you begin looking for a new physician as well by registering yourself and family
members on the need a family physician registry by visiting this link below:
https://needafamilypractice.nshealth.ca/ or Calling 811.
Your medical records will be kept confidential and protected according to appropriate privacy guidelines
and will be available should you choose to transfer to a new physician. If transferring outside of our
clinic, you will need to sign an authorization form before we can release your medical records. Please
note, by law we cannot share your medical information without your written consent. You may sign this
form at our office.
For patients impacted by this latest update we would like to provided direction on how to obtain
information on where you can go for health care by visiting the links provided below. You may also call
211 directly to speak with a community resource navigator, who will refer you to the appropriate
recourse, programs and services in your community. (https://ns.211.ca/)
This link (https://www.nshealth.ca/wheretogoforhealthcare) will have a list of services under the
Central Zone (Halifax area and West Hants) such as;
1. Primary Care Clinics (clinics that provide pre-booked appointments for people who have registered
on the Need a Family Practice Registry).
2. VirtualCare NS – Online access to family doctor or nurse practitioner.
3. Community Pharmacy Primary Care Clinics – by appointment access and prescribe for minor ailments
and renewal some prescriptions. Full description of service and location can be found at the below
4. Mental Health Concerns – People can access a 24 – hour Mental Health Crisis line at 1-888-429-8167.
Also, by visit https://mha.nshealth.ca/en you will receive information on additional supports and
Management of Spryfield Medical wish you all good luck, and good health.
Management Spryfield Medical Centre