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Annick Poirier
SPECIALTIES AND AREAS OF INTERESTS
Obstetrics & Gynecology
General Obstetrics and Gynecology
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English
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Connect Care Specialty: Urogynecology
Connect Care Department: EDM RAH LH UROGYNECOLOGY
Ground level, Robbins Pavilion 10240 Kingsway Avenue Edmonton Alberta, T5H 3V9
Phone: 780-735-5290 Fax: 780-735-5896
Alberta Health Services - Edmonton Zone
Estimated Routine Appt Wait Time: Within 18 months

Accepting referrals at this service

SERVICE DESCRIPTION
Diagnoses and treats women with problems related to pelvic organ prolapse and leaking urine or stool (incontinence). Treats new mothers with 3rd & 4th degree perineal tears.
Services offered include the following:
  • Education - Most new patients are required to view 5 basic modules online and attend a group Zoom class. Additional supplementary modules and handouts are available.
  • Conservative/Behavioral Therapy – The nurses and physiotherapists see women for assessment and behavioural treatment for the above disorders, which require patient involvement and commitment to modification of activities and lifestyle.
  • Pessary Fitting - Clinic nurses assess and fit women for vaginal pessaries, devices that assist with prolapse and incontinence issues.
  • Medical Intervention – When appropriate, medications may be prescribed that reduce symptoms in women.
  • Surgical Intervention - The clinic urogynecologists will provide surgical interventions for women with prolapse and stress incontinence issues.
  • Physiotherapy - Clinic physiotherapists provide education, assessment and treatment for complex clinic patients. Direct referrals for physiotherapy are NOT accepted.
  • Urodynamic Testing & Cystoscopy - These specialized tests are done to provide diagnostic information, when required.
  • Perineal Tears - New mothers with 3rd & 4th degree perineal tears. Treatment includes education, exercise class and physiotherapy
The team includes nurses, physiotherapists and physicians with a focus on patient-centered care, based on patient education. Patients may be seen by various team members during their treatment at the clinic. As this is a tertiary care specialty clinic, patients can expect to be discharged back to their referring provider. Our goal is to improve quality of life.
EMERGENCY REFERRAL PROCESS
Please direct patients to the nearest emergency department or urgent care facility.

Please direct patients to the nearest emergency department or urgent care facility.

URGENT REFERRAL PROCESS
Please follow the routine referral process AND call the on-call physician in the clinic at 780-735-5290.

Please follow the routine referral process AND call the on-call physician in the clinic at 780-735-5290.

ROUTINE REFERRAL PROCESS
Please fax a completed referral form to 780-735-5611.
Ask a urogynecologist non-urgent questions through eReferral Advice Request. For more information, go online.
Please fax a completed referral form to 780-735-5611.
Ask a urogynecologist non-urgent questions through eReferral Advice Request. For more information, go online.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Eligibility requirements:
  • women with pelvic floor disorders
  • women with urinary and bowel incontinence
  • women with pelvic organ prolapse
  • New mothers with perineal 3rd or 4th degree tears
EXCLUSIONS:
  • Isolated fecal incontinence
  • Isolated pelvic mass
  • Isolated abnormal bleeding
  • Isolated pelvic pain
  • Pediatric cases (patient must 18 years old or older)
    Exception may be made for patients between age 16 and 18, please contact the on call Urogynecologist
  • Patients with isolated urinary incontinence and above age 80
    Please refer to the Glenrose Continence Clinic.



Eligibility requirements:
  • women with pelvic floor disorders
  • women with urinary and bowel incontinence
  • women with pelvic organ prolapse
  • New mothers with perineal 3rd or 4th degree tears
EXCLUSIONS:
  • Isolated fecal incontinence
  • Isolated pelvic mass
  • Isolated abnormal bleeding
  • Isolated pelvic pain
  • Pediatric cases (patient must 18 years old or older)
    Exception may be made for patients between age 16 and 18, please contact the on call Urogynecologist
  • Patients with isolated urinary incontinence and above age 80
    Please refer to the Glenrose Continence Clinic.



REFERRAL FORM
Please provide:
  • surgical history
  • previous UDS and/or cystoscopy results, if completed
  • delivery record for new mothers with perineal tears


Please provide:
  • surgical history
  • previous UDS and/or cystoscopy results, if completed
  • delivery record for new mothers with perineal tears


REFERRAL GUIDELINES
Routine Reason for Referral
Access Targets convey the clinically appropriate timeframe patients should be seen within, by reason for referral and priority level.
Access Target
Required Information/Investigations
Timing
Additional Details
Cystocele
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Enterocele
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Female pelvic organ prolapse
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Perineal laceration during delivery
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Rectocele
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Urinary incontinence
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Date of last PAP smear
| Within 1 month

Pelvic examination
| Within 3 months

Ultrasound scan of pelvic vessels
| Within 12 months

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Uterine prolapse
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Vaginal mesh erosion
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Vaginal vault prolapse
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month

Voiding dysfunction
Medication List (dose, frequency, route)
| Within 1 month

Past medical history
| Within 1 month

Urine culture
| Within 1 month
ADDITIONAL SERVICE DETAILS
Fees may apply and include some cost recovery for products such as pessaries.

COMMUNICATION PROCESS
Communication of referral receipt to referral
source will occur within 7 calendar days.
 
Communication of appointment details or wait list status to patient and referral
source will occur within 14 calendar days.
 
Communication of initial appointment outcomes to referral
source will occur within 30 calendar days.
 
MISSED APPOINTMENT GUIDELINES
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
If you are unable to attend a scheduled appointment, please contact the clinic a minimum of 48 hours in advance.
DIRECTIONS
Ground floor, Robbins Pavilion Lois Hole Hospital for Women

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

Bus stop: 111 Ave, 106 St NW
LRT station: Kingsway Avenue

Ground floor, Robbins Pavilion Lois Hole Hospital for Women

The Lois Hole Hospital for Women is located at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

Bus stop: 111 Ave, 106 St NW
LRT station: Kingsway Avenue

PARKING INSTRUCTIONS
Please allow 15-20 minutes for parking.
Payment for parking is required.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. Public parking is GST exempt.
Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies. Machines do not provide change.
Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
Parking office accepts payments by cash, credit card, debit or credit.

Please allow 15-20 minutes for parking.
Payment for parking is required.
Rates apply 24 hours per day, and are in effect for all public parkers, including those with provincially issued placards for persons with disabilities. Public parking is GST exempt.
Pay by Plate machines accept Canadian coins or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). Maximum 28 Canadian coins per transaction, no pennies. Machines do not provide change.
Pay on Foot machines accept Canadian coins and bills, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express). These machines will provide change.
Parking office accepts payments by cash, credit card, debit or credit.

PARKING MAP
ADDRESS
Ground level, Robbins Pavilion
10240 Kingsway Avenue
Edmonton Alberta
T5H 3V9
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Description:
Hours may vary.
   
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY
Yes

Front entrance


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