Improving cardiovascular health

Stroke Prevention / TIA Program

The Stroke Prevention Program at the DAFHT offers in-clinic visits with a Registered Nurse for BP checks and BP management, a Registered Dietitian for nutrition and healthy lifestyle education, and an Occupational Therapist for safe driver screening, and cognitive assessment and rehabilitation.

How Do I Register?

If your health care provider has already requested that you attend this program, you will be contacted by our Program Assistant with an appointment. If not, and you are interested in attending this program, please ask your Physician or Nurse Practitioner for a referral.

Susan Traini

Occupational Therapist

Susan graduated with a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Western Ontario in 2011; and Under Grad with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Lakehead University in 2009.

Areas of expertise: Home safety assessments, seating mobility assessments, cognitive and safe-driver screening, fall risk screening/prevention, smoking cessation, chronic pain self-management, and stroke prevention services.

Susan has been employed with the DRHC since 2012 and in the Dryden Area Family Health Team since 2015.

Kerry Gagne

Registered Dietitian

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.

Reaghann McGinn

Registered Nurse

Reaghann was born in Dryden, Ontario and raised in both Dryden and Sioux Lookout. She graduated from Confederation College in Thunder Bay as a Registered Nurse in 2004.

After graduating, Reaghann worked in London, Ontario on a busy medical ward for a few months before returning back to Thunder Bay to work in the Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury Rehab floor at. St Joseph's Hospital.

Reaghann accepted a position with the Dryden Regional Health Centre in 2005 and enjoyed working there as a staff nurse in the Maternity, Critical Care Area, Surgical and Medical/Chronic care areas. In 2012, Reaghann started working at the Family Health Team as a primary care nurse in the Healthy New Beginnings and Heart Health programs.

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