Specialty Medicine

Appletree Offers a Large Number of Specialist Services

When you have a condition that requires the medical expertise of a specialist such as a cardiologist, dermatologist, neurologist or orthopaedic surgeon, a family physician may refer you to a medical specialist who is an expert in their field. The specialist can provide a consultation or diagnosis, as well as treat you. If you would like to see a specialist, speak to a family physician about obtaining a referral.

Appletree's Specialty Care

Dermatology

What is it?
A Dermatologist is a specialist who treats diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Part of a Dermatologist’s training is surgical, as well as cosmetic.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Ottawa, our Dermatologist specializes in skin cancers, suspected skin cancers, and suspicious moles.

How can I access this service?
To see our Dermatologist, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

General Surgery

What is it?
A General Surgeon is a specialist who is trained in surgical practice. Complex surgeries are performed mostly in a hospital, or a specialized care centre. Many minor surgeries can be performed in the community with very little risk.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Ottawa, we have 4 General Surgeons who perform minor surgeries as well as diagnose conditions that will need surgical care in the hospital. Minor surgeries include the removal of lumps and bumps, cysts, moles, as well as procedures that are breast tissue specific. Also treated in our Centres are hemorrhoids, and other anorectal conditions.

How can I access this service?
To see one of our General Surgeons, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Gynecology/Obstetrics

What is it?
Obstetrics and Gynecology is a combined specialty focusing on the female reproductive system (Gynecology) and pregnancy, delivery and post-partum care (Obstetrics).

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in both Ottawa and Toronto, there are 7 OB/GYN specialists providing a wide range of care for both gynecological symptoms and pregnancy management.  Contraceptive advice, including IUD insertion and/or removal, sexually transmitted infection checks, and PAP smears are some of the services offered by our Gynecologists in both cities.

How can I access this service?
To see one of our Gynecologists/Obstetricians, you must have a referral from your family doctor. PAP appointments can be booked directly into our PAP Program without a referral. Also, patients suffering from pelvic symptoms can be seen in Ottawa by Dr. Onochie without a referral.

Hematology

What it is?
A Hematologist is a specialist who treats diseases related to blood and bone marrow. Included, is the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of benign and malignant disorders of white and red blood cells.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Ottawa and Toronto, our Hematologists will see all types of blood related disorders as well as diagnose and manage Celiac Disease.

How can I access this service?
To see one of our Hematologists, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Internal Medicine

What is it?

Internal Medicine specialists are referred to as Internists. It is a broad-based specialty that provides primary and specialty care to adults. Internists are specifically trained to diagnose and manage diseases in all our organ systems and are specially trained to manage seriously ill patients with advanced diseases, as well as diseases affecting multiple organs/systems.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Ottawa, we have numerous Internists who diagnose and treat many different types of illnesses such as Cardiovascular disease, Respirology and Nephrology diseases, as well as generalized symptoms like fatigue, un-diagnosed weight loss, cholesterol problems and high blood pressure. Also available is Geriatric Medicine and Diabetes clinics.

How can I access this service?
To see one of our Internal Medicine specialists, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Otolaryngology (ENT)

What is it?
Otolaryngologists are often referred to as “Ear, Nose, and Throat” specialists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and surgical disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head and neck.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Toronto, our specialist will see any problems relating to the ears, nose, and throat as well as sinus problems or thyroid issues. If the problem is surgical in nature, our specialist has hospital privileges at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital.

How can I access this service?
To see our Otolaryngologist, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Orthopedic Surgery

What is it?
Orthopedic Surgeons are specialists who treat injuries and diseases that affect the musculoskeletal system like bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Orthopedic cases may require surgeries, or may be treated with medications along with a treatment plan for rehabilitation.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in both Ottawa and Toronto, the Orthopedic specialists will see patients of all ages, and assess all areas of the musculoskeletal system, including sports injuries. Treatment options will be discussed, and if the issue is surgical in nature, they will refer to a hospital staff surgeon as appropriate.

How can I access this service?
To see one of our Orthopedic Surgeons, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Pediatrics

What is it?
Pediatricians are specialists in children’s health. They will diagnose and treat childhood illnesses from very minor to very complex issues, from birth to approximately 18 years of age.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group, in both Ottawa and Toronto, our Pediatricians will see all types of childhood and adolescent conditions. This includes vaccinations, Well Baby check-ups, growth concerns, behavioural disorders, allergies and any other general health problems.

How can I access this service?
At Appletree in Ottawa and Toronto, our Pediatricians are often available without an appointment for minor symptoms, but do require a referral from your family doctor for more complex assessments.

Psychiatry

What is it?
A Psychiatrist is a medical specialist who can prevent, diagnose, and treat mental health issues. They are also trained to identify how medical conditions may be contributing to psychiatric symptoms.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Toronto, our Psychiatrist can diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and Schizophrenia.

How can I access this service?
To see our Psychiatrist, you must have a referral from your family doctor.

Psychotherapy & Counselling

What is it?
Psychotherapy is a form of therapy to help individuals, couples or families improve and maintain their mental health.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree in Toronto, we have a physician Behaviourist, as well as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Our Behaviourist specializes in ADHD, ADD, neurocognitive and attention disorders. Our counsellor specializes in anxiety, depression, anger management, trauma, suicide prevention, grief counselling, substance abuse and self-esteem issues.

How can I access this service?
To see our Behaviourist, you must be a student at York University

To see our Counsellor, you do not need a referral to book an appointment. Please note that these services are not covered by OHIP, but most private insurance plans provide reimbursement for at least a portion of this service.

Vascular Surgery

What is it?
A Vascular Surgeon is a specialist trained to diagnose and treat conditions involving veins and arteries (blood vessels). They can treat a large variety of conditions, from small spider veins to life-threatening aneurysms and arterial disease.

What can be treated at Appletree?
At Appletree Medical Group in Toronto, our Vascular Surgeon will diagnose and treat all types of vascular cases, varicose veins and artery disease. Cases that cannot be treated in our Medical Centres will be referred to Humber River Hospital-Wilson Site for surgical treatment.

How can I access this service?
To see our Vascular Surgeon you must have a referral from your family doctor, unless it is solely for cosmetic (i.e. not covered by OHIP) varicose vein treatment.

Book An Appointment with a Specialist

There are multiple ways for your to connect with an Appletree physician and inquire or get the referral you need to see a specialist. Whether you choose to visit us at one of our Appletree Medical Centres, at one of our Telemedicine sites or from the comfort of your home through Virtual Care, you'll get quality medical care and access to our network of experienced specialists.

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