Focussing on patient's needs

Patient Navigator

A patient navigator is a health professional that focuses on the patient's needs. The navigator helps guide the patient through the healthcare system and works to overcome obstacles that are in the way of the patient receiving the care and treatment they require. Some of the responsibilities of the patient navigator include applications to financial aid, funding applications, housing and long-term care, straightening out complex cases and providing medical case management to patients who require assistance and support. The navigator provides long and short-term care to patients who come from all backgrounds and walks of life as well works with other health care professionals and community programs of health and social support.

Programs & Services

To schedule an appointment, please contact Keri Stemkoski (Patient Navigator) at:

(807) 223-7406 Ext 3317 or
Cell (807) 220-0822 (text or call)

Keri Stemkoski

Patient Care Navigator

Keri was born in Dryden, Ontario and raised enjoying the vast lakes and the beautiful outdoors. She graduated from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario and is a Registered Social Services Worker.

Keri has a considerable amount experience as a front line counsellor and responder; she has spent most of her professional career, assisting local communities and those most vulnerable. "I strongly believe in working with integrity, always being mindful and having compassion for those who are in need of support and services". As the Patient Care Navigator, she is able to provide a patient centered approach. Focusing on enhancing and coordinating care for individuals while providing support and resources for patients who might otherwise fall through the cracks. Patient advocacy is coordinated to include family members, heath care provides, social services and other supports that may be required to ensure a full care team approach. Keri also provides support through the Dryden Area Family Health Team Cardiac Education program, the Dryden Regional Health Centre Cancer Support Team and Palliative Care Committee; providing linkages, referrals and case management.

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