Bad Week

Hello everyone
It was a bad week for me: my pipes froze Monday night, I was snowed in on Thursday (coming from the country), and then had a near fatal incident with a carbon monoxide leak from a broken furnace. So, I had to miss a lot of appointments last week and I’m very sorry. Hopefully this upcoming week will be calmer. I’ll be striving to make up all of the appointments I missed from last week. Thanks, again, for your patience.

As an aside, please make sure you have functioning carbon monoxide monitors in your home. One of mine malfunctioned and it was only because I had to get up 15 min earlier on Friday morning and my clock radio alarm went off that I was able to make it out of the house safely with my family. ADT or some other monitoring company is even better as the alarms are much louder and the Fire Department is automatically dispatched (I’m getting ADT again this week).

Phone System Down (again!)

Unfortunately, we’re still working out the bugs with the new phone/server. Today (Jan. 22, 2013) we have had no phones or Internet, and the message we put on the answering machine isn’t being sent out either. Sorry for the problems, and please try again later if you need to reach us.

Info about Practice

New Hours for the Practice

I’ve taken on laser treatments for urinary incontinence, vaginal rejuvenation, and snoring (see more information below). Thus, I’ve had to change my hours as follows:

Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-noon
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: closed

I’m very excited about these new laser applications. It’s revolutionary! I went to Slovenia and Croatia at the end of November to learn the techniques as the laser company, Fotona (www.fotona.com), is only located there. Fotona is the oldest laser manufacturer and has been creating and using lasers since two years after the first laser was used (1962). There are new applications being developed all the time. Brenda Pedder at AboutFace (www.aboutfacesarnia.com) is a trailblazer in the field and has been using the laser for medical esthetics over the last few years. I am the only physician in Ontario who performs these procedures (there is only one other physician in Canada and he is located in Gatineau, Quebec). No anesthesia is needed and it can be done during your usual workday with no downtime and no residual pain. Please look at the AboutFace website for more information and feel free to make an appointment for a consultation at 519-542-0079.

http://www.aboutfacesarnia.com

First week – (Organized) Chaos

The first week of practice was very busy but reminded me why I enjoy my job. Thanks to those patients I saw, and for your appreciated patience! To those who tried calling/faxing, etc. the phone system was down off and on during the past week, and for some reason we have two answering lines. Still working on it, so please be patient!

Just a reminder: THIS WEBSITE CANNOT BE USED TO MAKE APPOINTMENTS OR INQUIRIES ABOUT TESTS, ETC. This website is simply to provide general information about the practice and the occasional health topic/tip.

Thanks!

Hello

My name is Dr. Melanie Crozier, and I will be starting my Family Practice as of Monday, December 3, 2012. I am trained in both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and have been working in the Emergency Department at Bluewater Health for five years.

Please look here in the coming weeks for information on how to reach me and a form that can be printed and filled out for you to bring when you come to the office to see me for the first time.

I am taking phone calls NOW for appointments starting in December
Please Call:
MAIN LINE: (519) 337-5600 (shared with Dr. Canning until December/12)
FAX: (519) 337-0439

Hours of Business: 9am-5pm (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays); 9am-12pm (Wednesdays)

My email address: (I won’t be taking appointments using this method) drmelaniecrozier@gmail.com

My new address will be:

Suite 406
265 North Front Street, in the St. Clair Corporate Centre:

I will be keeping this website up-to-date when I am established with office information, such as days that I am away, hours of business, and medical information and tidbits.  I can’t guarantee that I will answer any questions right now if you post them here, but please feel free to leave a comment.

Dr. Crozier