GERIATRIC MEDICINE TELE-ADVICE ADDED

Geriatric medicine tele-advice is now available through Specialist Link.

Physicians and nurse practitioners in the Calgary area can now use the service to access non-urgent advice about the following issues or conditions:

  • Diagnosis of cognitive impairment in older adults

  • Management challenges related to dementia

  • Balancing complex chronic disease management

  • Starting plans for deprescribing

  • Falls

  • Frailty

Requesting tele-advice is simple: Visit specialistlink.ca and select the preferred service (hover over Geriatric Care and click on Geriatric Medicine). Tele-advice can also be requested by calling 403-910-2551 and pressing 5, 9. You will receive a call back within one hour.

The service is available from Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on weekends and statutory holidays.

Make the most of your call

To make the most of tele-advice, please leave a direct number or cell phone for your call and limit patient-related questions to one patient per call. Allow an hour for a call-back – please don’t try submitting another request after 30 minutes. If you are working with a resident we recommend that you, as a preceptor, should also be on the call. This is important for billing reasons. Please just alert the consultant and ensure they are aware of this.

If you have any problems connecting with Specialist LINK tele-advice, please email specialistlink@cfpcn.ca or contact the Specialist LINK administrator at 403-910-2551 (extension 0).