Flexible treatment plans which allow you to remain at home while receiving the best evidence based medical treatment and therapy. Choose from facility, home and work place appointments. Learn to live the life you want to live under real life conditions.
You will receive a thorough assessment from our experienced and specialized medical team to address your unique needs. A treatment plan aimed at achieving your treatment goals will be collaboratively developed by you, your supports and our team.
We understand that recovery is a continuous process. We offer ongoing case management, vocational training and recovery coaching. Our approach recognizes that you may need help at various times in your life. We will always be available to assist you to maintain your recovery goals.
You will receive a thorough physical exam from a primary care physician with training in addictions medicine. Access to ongoing medical care will ensure that any underlying medical illnesses impacting on your recovery are addressed and treated.
A detailed psychiatric evaluation to address any co-occuring mental illnesses and access to medical treatment for addictions based on the best available medical research.
Medical and personal support to allow you to achieve sobriety in a setting that you feel safe. Pharmacy services including pharmacist consultation and daily delivery of opiate replacement medication.
Your case manager is your addictions therapist. You will receive dedicated therapy sessions, as well as contact as needed to ensure you have access to support anytime you need it.
You are never alone in your recovery process. Group work allows you to build connections, develop new and healthy relationships, provides a safe venue to learn about yourself while you interact with your peers.
Treatment plans range from 3 months to one year. Additional recovery management is available. At ems we know that your recovery can feel like a lonely experience, but family and supports are essential to your recovery. Your family and supports may be suffering along with you and need support to help them help you. We will strive to engage your supports in our team process
Dr. Jeff Waldman holds specialist qualifications in Psychiatry and has also obtained subspecialty certification in Forensic Psychiatry. Practicing in Psychiatry since 2003 at the Health Science Center, Dr. Waldman has developed a comprehensive and effective community-based program providing psychiatric care and addressing a variety of factors including addictions while his patients maintained their independence in the community. His multidisciplinary team helped patients with a history of mental illness who had come into contact with the criminal justice system, many of whom had addictions as a primary risk factor.
Dr Waldman is a leader in the mental health community and has provided consultation to the World Psychiatric Association task force on mental health in correctional settings. Currently, he sits on the executive committee of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and is the co-editor of the Canadian Academy of Psychiatry and the Law newsletter. He is the prairie representative to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons subspecialty committee for Forensic Psychiatry.
Pursuing an opportunity to provide psychiatric care to the broader community, Dr. Waldman left the Health Sciences centre and is using his clinical and administrative experience to help those seeking recovery and independence.
Dr. Waldman is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba in opioid replacement therapy (Suboxone).
Dr. Ian S. Burron is certified by the Canadian College of Family Physicians in both Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. Dr Burron holds a Diploma in Addiction Medicine from the British Columbia Center on Substance Abuse, and is certified by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba in opioid replacement therapy (Methadone/Suboxone).
Dr. Burron has extensive experience managing patients with opioid, alcohol, and other addictions in the acute care environment. Dr. Burron is the Director of Emergency Medicine at Selkirk Regional Health Center, and a he provides treatment to patients at the Rapid Access Addiction Medicine (RAAM) Clinic in Selkirk Manitoba.
Jennith Guertin comes to Executive Medical Solutions with a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology (BA Hons, MACP). Jennith has previous experience/education in psychology/psychiatry which includes experimental and clinical work at a mood and anxiety disorders research clinic and also has widespread experience in pharmacology. Jennith has been trained in other related areas including the fundamentals of addiction, neuroscience and the treatment of trauma, and the foundations of compassionate inquiry. Jennith has certification in trauma-informed care.
Jennith is an established recovery coach with extensive experience in facilitating and supporting individuals through the process of overcoming addictions. She has been comprehensively involved in facilitating both group and individual therapeutic recovery work and she approaches her clients from a compassion-based, client-centred perspective.
Carey is a practicing community pharmacist for over 15 years. He is a certified concurrent disorder counsellor and is also a mental health first aid instructor.
Providing counselling, training and support to over a thousand clients in the community, Carey believes everyone can achieve a balanced mental health through a client focus collaborative approach.
Trained in providing Opioid Replacement Therapy, Carey strives to help one achieve sobriety through pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical methods.
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The EMS program is intended to function over the course of a year. Initially there will be daily contact with one of our healthcare professionals and the initial programming will also include 1-2 group counselling sessions and 1-2 individual therapeutic sessions per week. The precise amount and timing will be determined based on individual client needs.
The EMS program works through a continuous intake process, so clients can begin treatment as soon as they are ready.
If you are interested in being enrolled in the program simply contact the program coordinator and a meeting will be organized immediately for an entry interview. During this session an intake counsellor will gather all of the information required in order to facilitate a safe and healthy beginning to the recovery process.
The best thing to do is tell the friend or loved one about the program and to have them contact the intake counsellor directly in order to discuss their treatment options in confidence. A pamphlet explaining the logistics of the program is available or alternatively the individual can be directed to the website.
EMS offers a comprehensive treatment program and as such family members looking for support or information are welcome to be involved in the recovery process. The level of involvement will be determined on a case by case basis and is at the complete discretion of the client.
The cost for one year of treatment will be similar to one month in a residential facility.