To give my hard working elves (AKA medical office assistants and manager) a well-deserved break from the crazy pace of setting up a brand new clinic, we will be closed from Dec. 23-27th inclusive. The clinic will re-open Dec. 28th.
As always, emails and phone messages will be monitored regularly and urgent medical concerns passed on to myself. All non-urgent matters will be dealt with on Dec. 28th when we re-open. My emergency number is an option on the telephone message–if you do not have a medical emergency or cannot get an answer from 811, please contact me.
Finally, I know it is tough to celebrate the holidays without the usual family gatherings, but with the vaccine already on the horizon, Christmas 2021 will hopefully be a return to normal times. In the meantime, please keep your gatherings to your immediate household ONLY. Increases in Covid numbers mean extra work for myself (I work in the hospital on weekends) and my hospital colleagues, and it means further backlogs in diagnostic imaging (mammograms, ultrasounds, CT and MRI scans, joint injections under x-ray) and elective surgeries.
Thank you again for your support during these trying few months. Take care and stay safe this holiday season.
Kind, calm, safe regards,
Dr. Tahmeena Ali MD
Medical Director • Catalyst Kinetics Group