Services

Comprehensive general checkup

At Mediplex we make the distinction between health assessment and screening for disease. Health is an active process of engaging in healthful habits that optimize a person’s life. A health assessment is the process of obtaining multiple measures that can be improved and compared, with the guidance of goal-oriented care.

Disease is a passive process that develops through interaction of genes, environment, nutrition, habits and other factors.

A disease generally develops when a set of conditions surpasses our body’s ability to heal itself. The early detection of disease is important in order to prevent further impairment of the body. For optimal health we need to have the balance between control of disease and engaging in healthful habits that help to prevent the onset of disease, and maximizing the performance of our bodies.

During our comprehensive general checkup we assess multiple contributing factors to both health and disease, we screen for numerous diseases, and obtain a whole set of health data through specialized diagnostic tests. All this information is compiled and interpreted to provide an accurate assessment, upon which personalized recommendations are made.

Specialty pain clinic

At one point in our lives most of us will experience some form of pain. The pain may be minor and transient for some, or severe and debilitating for others. The important aspects of dealing with pain include identification of the source of the pain, analysis of the contributing and perpetuating factors, appropriate diagnostic tests and their interpretation, and a treatment plan that emphasizes restoration of normal function, and minimization or elimination of pain.

Back pain, neck pain, and headaches are amongst the top 5 most common reasons for seeking medical attention. While most painful conditions tend to resolve spontaneously within 2 weeks, a persistent pain beyond this mark increases the likelihood for the pain to become chronic unless it is dealt with on a timely basis.

At Mediplex we are striving to become one of Quebec’s premiere resource for management of pain, by providing a dedicated team of specialists that work in a multidisciplinary environment . Our program includes a detailed assessment of the cause of pain, the associated dysfunction, as well as the contributing and perpetuating factors. This is followed by the most appropriate and personalized therapeutic plan, which may include needle infiltrations, pharmacotherapy, surgery, physical modalities, and psychotherapy. Our goal is to provide the most appropriate care that offers the best relief of pain, and the fastest restoration of function.

1. Trigger point injection

The majority of painful musculoskeletal conditions have a muscular component to the pain. The source of the pain is generally due to a focal dysfunction within the muscle, which is called a trigger point, that elicits pain both locally, and radiates to other sites as well. The assessment of every painful condition needs to include a thorough evaluation of the potential muscle groups that may be contributing to the pain. Accurate identification of those contributing regions, and more specifically the identification of trigger points, could lead to complete eradication of the source of pain. At Mediplex we treat the source of pain by accurate identification of the site, and injection of the site with a neutralizing solution. The procedure leads to resolution of pain, and restoration of normal function of the muscle involved, ultimately reducing or eliminating the need for medications.

2. Articular injections

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint condition that afflicts more than half of the population during their lifetime. The most common joint involvement is the knee, followed by the hip and the hands, as well as the spine. Up to 50% of the population will develop painful knee osteoarthritis by the age of 85. At Mediplex we do a comprehensive assessment to decide and administer the most appropriate therapy which may include injection of the affected joint, injection of adjoining structures (ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscle), medications, and other supportive modalities that are nonsurgical.

3. Synvisc injections

Synvisc is an elastic and viscous substance made from hyaluronan which is found in normal joint fluid. It is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid.

At Mediplex our trained physicians administer Synvisc to the painful knee joint affected by osteoarthritis. The effect of the therapy may provide relief for up to 6 months on average.

Cardiovascular assessment and management

Benefits of proper cardiovascular assessment and management result in:

  • Stronger and more efficient heart
  • Controlled blood sugars
  • Decreased blood pressure
  • Increased good cholesterol (HDL), and decreased back cholesterol (LDL)
  • Increased physical fitness
  • Decreased stress
  • Weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight
  • Increased energy
  • Increased strength, endurance and flexibility
  • Improved overall quality of life

At Mediplex our diagnostic testing include evaluation of heart function at maximal exercise, measurement of body fat and its distribution, exercise capacity and cardiovascular fitness, metabolic rate (ability to burn calories), lung capacity, blood pressure and its response to exercise, and multiple specialized blood tests that are associated with cardiovascular risk.

Corporate programs

At Mediplex we recognize the importance of productivity in the workplace, and reduction in absenteeism, which results in improved workplace function and profitability. Our team takes pride in ensuring both Executive and Employee’s optimal health.

Employee assistance program

Through our network of psychologists we are able to provide the necessary guidance and therapy in a timely manner.

Pre-employment

The combination of our wide variety of diagnostic tests and full lab services allows for fully customizable re-employment assessment, individualized to the companies needs.

Return to work program

The majority of prolonged workouts are related to either psychological factors or to painful conditions. We created programs that specifically address these common conditions to expedite workforce reintegration.

Executive health optimization

A company’s health is highly dependent on the health of the executives that are managing it. We create programs based on scientifically proven methods, that are fully individualized, goal oriented, and leads to the development and maintenance of optimal health.

Internal medicine consultation

Internal medicine as a specialty is the discipline that evaluates and treats medical conditions in adults. The advantage of the specialty is its diverse focus which spans multiple sub-specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, nephrology, hematology, rheumatology, and others. Referral to internal medicine is generally made for evaluation of complex medical conditions, evaluation of patients presenting with vague symptoms, evaluation of abnormal test results, and initiation or assistance with treatment of difficult to treat medical conditions. Every patient is assessed across multiple disciplines to try and establish a diagnosis and offer the most appropriate treatment plan.

At Mediplex, our Internal Medicine consultations are performed by our team of several Internal Medicine Specialists.

Cardiovascular diagnostic tests

Rest ECG:

The test involves a series of electrodes that are placed on the chest, and the electrical pattern of the heart is recorded with the electrocardiogram. The test is useful for the assessment of palpitations, heart rhythm abnormalities, fainting, evidence of a prior heart attack that may have been silent, chest pain and shortness of breath. At Mediplex our test is conducted by highly skilled personnel, and interpreted by one of our medical specialists.

Stress ECG:

The test involves a series of electrodes that are placed on the chest, and the electrical pattern of the heart is recorded with the electrocardiogram while the person is exercising on a treadmill. The test is useful for assessment of chest pain, palpitations, shortness of breath, fainting, screening for coronary disease, and adequacy of treatment for angina or arrhythmia. During the test the exercise capacity is measured at 100% of maximal heart rate, which helps provide the guidance for future exercise parameters. Additionally regular blood pressure monitoring during the test helps to assess and distinguish between appropriate and potentially dangerous blood pressure response to exercise. At Mediplex our test is conducted by highly skilled and trained personnel, in a safe and monitored setting. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows an accurate assessment of the test, which is interpreted by one

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring

Considered as the gold standard for blood pressure assessment, it is a 24 hour monitoring system of blood pressure that takes measurements in the person’s usual ambulatory environment. 15% of the population have white coat hypertension (elevated blood pressure at the doctor’s office, with normal blood pressure outside), 10% of people with high blood pressure will also have elevated blood pressure during the sleep, and 5% of people will have a normal blood pressure in the doctor’s office with elevated readings outside. All these conditions cannot be measured with routine blood pressure monitoring, and are definitively addressed with the ambulatory blood pressure monitor. Having the blood pressure accurately assessed helps ensure that the most appropriate treatment is provided.

Holter monitoring

The test involves a series of electrodes that are placed on the chest, which are connected to a monitoring unit that takes continuous measurements of the heart in an ambulatory (outpatient) setting, for a 24–48 hour period, depending on the situation. It is useful for evaluation of palpitations, arrhythmia, fainting, shortness of breath, and potential assessment for low exercise tolerance. Our equipment use is the newest technology for assessment and tabulation of the data, to provide an accurate analysis of the heart rhythm, and detection of any significant abnormalities.

Body composition analysis

More important than body weight, body composition is the analysis of the major constituents of the body including fat, muscle, water, and bone, and more importantly the distribution of fat, and visceral fat. With over 60% of the population considered overweight and obese, the assessment of visceral fat (which is the fat surrounding the abdominal organs) is essential in order to properly assess a person’s risk for the development of diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease, fatty liver, elevated cholesterol, and increase in certain cancers.

Our scientifically validated combination of tests allows for an assessment of body fat distribution, visceral fat, lean body mass, and basal metabolic rate (the ability to burn calories). These measurements allow to accurately classify a person into the normal, overweight, or obese range, which would have repercussions on treatment plans. These measurements will also serve as the basis to customize a weight loss and exercise program.

Respiratory diagnostic tests

Sleep Apnea Screening

The test involves breathing forcefully into a machine, following which various data are provided to evaluate for underlying lung diseases that affect the airways. Such as, asthma, emphysema, and restrictive airway disease. At Mediplex our lung function diagnostic test uses the newest technology to provide accurate data that is compared to age-matched controls, and is tabulated electronically for future comparison. We assess person’s lung capacity, shortness of breath, and reduced exercise capacity. We measure person`s lung age, which is a useful tool for smokers and ex-smokers to assess the extent of damage to the lung.

Lung Function Testing

The test involves breathing forcefully into a machine, following which various data are provided to evaluate for underlying lung diseases that affect the airways. Such as, asthma, emphysema, and restrictive airway disease. At Mediplex our lung function diagnostic test uses the newest technology to provide accurate data that is compared to age-matched controls, and is tabulated electronically for future comparison. We assess person’s lung capacity, shortness of breath, and reduced exercise capacity. We measure person`s lung age, which is a useful tool for smokers and ex-smokers to assess the extent of damage to the lung.

Muscular Skeletal....PAIN...PAIN...PAIN...

Trigger Point Injection

The majority of painful musculoskeletal conditions have a muscular component to the pain. The source of the pain is generally due to a focal dysfunction within the muscle, which is called a trigger point, that elicits pain both locally, and radiates to other sites as well. The assessment of every painful condition needs to include a thorough evaluation of the potential muscle groups that may be contributing to the pain. Accurate identification of those contributing regions, and more specifically the identification of trigger points, could lead to complete eradication of the source of pain. At Mediplex we treat the source of pain by accurate identification of the site, and injection of the site with a neutralizing solution. The procedure leads to resolution of pain, and restoration of normal function of the muscle involved, ultimately reducing or eliminating the need for medications.

Articular Injections:

Osteoarthritis is the most common joint condition that afflicts more than half of the population during their lifetime. The most common joint involvement is the knee, followed by the hip and the hands, as well as the spine. Up to 50% of the population will develop painful knee osteoarthritis by the age of 85. At Mediplex we do a comprehensive assessment to decide and administer the most appropriate therapy which may include injection of the affected joint, injection of adjoining structures (ligaments, tendons, bursa and muscle), medications, and other supportive modalities that are nonsurgical.

Synvisc Injections:

Synvisc is an elastic and viscous substance made from hyaluronan which is found in normal joint fluid. It is injected directly into the knee joint to restore the cushioning and lubricating properties of normal joint fluid..

At Mediplex our trained physicians administer Synvisc to the painful knee joint affected by osteoarthritis. The effect of the therapy may provide relief for up to 6 months on average.

Psychology


Family Responsibilities . . . .

Work Demands . . . .

Deadlines . . . .

Aging parents . . . .

Finances . . . .

Sleep Difficulties . . . .

Health Concerns . . . .


FEELING OVERWHELMED???


        Learn what CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) can do to help you regain control of your life. 

       

        Try out new attitudes and behaviors to help you set priorities, manage time and become

        assertive in relationships so that you reduce your stress and start

        enjoying life again.

        To learn how an individualized CBT program can help you, you are invited

        to attend a free introductory seminar at Clinique Medicale

        Mediplex on (time & date).  Call soon to reserve your spot.


Our specialists offer various adult psychological services, using the most appropriate therapy based on the situation. Helping to cope more effectively with life’s challenges.

Physiotherapy

Our clinic provides quality musculoskeletal rehabilitation care and comfortable and safe environment. Our team works allows us to provide the best care possible to optimize the help of our patients.

In partnership with Cappino wellness center, we are very excited to announce that we've added new services at the Mediplex medical clinic:

  • physiotherapy
  • osteopathy
  • occupational therapy
  • acupuncture
Consult us for: rehabilitation post injury, chronic pain or muscle pain, dizziness, migraines, tendinitis, intestinal problems, insomnia and more. 

Take advantage of an integrated follow-up process with the multidisciplinary team at Mediplex and Cappino, all under one roof.

Dietitian

Dietitians offer a wide variety of services including nutrition counseling for individuals or a couple. We strongly believe that a well-balanced diet is one of the keys in achieving wellness. Our dietitian will provide you with the tools needed to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Podiatry

Podiatrists specialized in the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ailments that affect the feet, ankles and even the back. Our podiatrist can assist with sports injuries, orthotic therapy, and many other conditions.

Nursing

Our nurses are highly skilled in various domains and are involved in every aspect of the persons care plan including test administration, teaching, and providing the coaching needed to achieve goal-directed care.

Complete lab services

Our laboratory services on site provide complete range of testing, with most results available within less than 24 hours.

Our integrated electronic system allows all test results to be directly forwarded to the patient file.