Cancer Support Team
The Cancer Support Team is comprised of a specialized team of health care providers who will provide information regarding support services that are available during and post treatment. The individual meets with providers of the team to gain an understanding of how their services could benefit them.
The session includes a meeting with each of the following health care providers:
Patient Care Navigator: The Patient Care Navigator will assist with navigating services and making referrals as necessary. Guidance is available for completion of disability forms, and parking passes. Smoking cessation is also available.
Mental Health Service: As part of a whole-person approach to cancer care, individuals can meet with a mental health counselor, to assist in alleviating the social, emotional, psychological distress and challenges associated with a cancer diagnosis.
Registered Dietitian: Maintaining good nutrition during cancer treatment is important. The Registered Dietitian will review the individuals current intake pattern, weight history, and address questions and concerns related to diet.
Registered Nurse: Offers blood pressure management.
Physiotherapy: Physiotherapists can work with the individual to develop and implement safe exercise program to assist in maintaining current function and quality of life.
Contact your Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or staff in oncology for a referral to this program.
Registered Mental Health Therapist
Phyllis accepted a position with the Dryden Area Family Health Team in 2012. She has been in the field for 36 years, 8 years as a life Skills Supervisor for Dryden Community, 19 years with Fire Fly providing Child Development and Child & Family Intervention, 1 year with Developmental Services Ontario, and 8 years with the Dryden Area Family Health Team.
"I very much enjoy providing mental health support to patients, empowering them. I find it very rewarding as they give as much as I am able to give them and see how they make changes in their lives. I feel honoured to be working here and with the people I work with."
Kerry graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Human Ecology in Foods and Nutrition in 1991. She completed her Clinical Dietetics at the University of Alberta in 1992 and is a member of the Dietitians of Canada.
Previous work experience as Consulting Dietitian based out of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre and servicing area communities, Certified Diabetes Educator, Clinical Dietitian at the Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Hospital before accepting a position with the DRHC/DAFHT in 2005.
Anne graduated from Western University in 2011 with an Honors Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) and completed her Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT) at McMaster University in 2014.
Areas of Interest/Expertise: GLA:D Canada program for hip and knee osteoarthritis, joint assessments for rheumatic conditions, self-management of pain and chronic conditions.
Anne has been employed at the DRHC since 2014 and with the Dryden Area Family Health Team since 2020.