The North East Joint Assessment Centre (NEJAC) is a service offered by Health Sciences North. It was established to reduce wait times for consultations and surgery for patients in the Northeast region who suffer from hip and or knee osteoarthritis and various shoulder pathologies.
NEJAC requires a referral from a Physician or a Nurse Practitioner. NEJAC staff will contact the patient for a consultation with an Advanced Practice Physiotherapist (APP). All referrals are triaged based on the severity/acuity of the condition. The APP will conduct a comprehensive musculoskeletal assessment which will help guide the proposed treatment; whether it is surgical or non-surgical. If it is determined that surgery is required, patients are given a choice between their preferred surgeon or the next-available. If it is determined that surgery is not required, or the patient is not ready for surgery, then the APP will discuss a detailed plan of care involving the Family Physician or the Nurse Practitioner.
There is no fee associated with NEJAC - it is covered by OHIP.
Orthopedics Associate Offices
Telephone (705) 522-9101
The Orthopedic Surgeons at Health Sciences North are:
Dr. Patrick Allison
Dr. Jordi Cisa
Dr. Ryan Hodgins
Dr. Eric Robinson
Dr. Kevan Saidi
Dr. Justin Todd
Dr. Stan Tubin
Dr. Susan Vokey
North East Joint Assessment Centre
2120 Regent St South,
Sudbury,ON P3E 3Z9
Telephone: (705) 675-4772
Fax: (705) 522-2906
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