Our Practice

Clover Medical Clinic is a collaborative family practice

in the North End of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

 

Providing the best possible medical care to patients is our foremost priority. In order to serve all of our patients optimally, we ask all patients to review and follow our policies.

 

 

Our patient rosters are at full capacity at this time. 

Our Current Physicians Include:

Dr A. Vihvelin

Dr A. Lywood

Dr C. Hebb

Dr S. Ellsworth

Family Practice Nurse:

M. Flinn

Notification for Dr Ellsworth's Patients:

Dear Patient,

 

 

It is with regret that I must inform you that I will be closing my medical practice in July 2022 due to relocation. The last date for appointments will be July 19. Unfortunately at this time, there is no physician to replace me. Because I cannot transfer your medical records to a replacement physician, the documents will need to be stored with DOCUdavit Solutions, a medical records management company recommended by Doctors Nova Scotia.

 

Beginning May 15, DOCUdavit will manage any health record requests. In the upcoming weeks, you can expect a letter from DOCUdavit explaining how to access their online portal and request electronic or hardcopies of your charts. If you have any questions, please contact them at 1-888-781-9083, or by email medicalrecords@docudavit.com. There will be a fee for this service.

 

If you would like to receive a copy of your medical records before May 15, please contact the office. Our administration will provide this service to you and will provide you with an estimate of the costs of processing your request in advance. To ensure there is sufficient time to process your request, please notify the office by May 1. We cannot guarantee the office will have sufficient time to process requests received beyond that date.

 

If you are unable to find a new medical practitioner to care for you, you can call 811 and register for the “Need a Family Practice Registry”. People on the registry can become eligible for medical care through Virtual Care NS by Nova Scotia Health.

 

Thank you for the opportunity to be a partner in your medical care and best wishes to you.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr Sandi Ellsworth

 

*Additional Information:

  • The practice will be winding down in the weeks leading up to my departure.

  • If you have any outstanding blood work or diagnostic imaging requisitions, please have the tests completed ASAP to ensure the results are reviewed prior to my departure.

  • Make sure you follow up with a healthcare provider to review any tests that are completed.

  • For reports that are pending, performed in the future or requested by another practitioner/specialist, you will need to contact that practitioner to review the results or request the report from the hospital and make an appointment with another practitioner (such as through a walk-in clinic) for further direction.

  • Please inform your other healthcare providers and hospital facilities that I will no longer be your family physician.

  • Nova Scotia Health is actively recruiting to fill the position. If a replacement physician is found to take over the practice prior to my departure, updated information will be sent out.

  • Unfortunately, the other physicians at Clover Medical Clinic are not able to accept additional patients at this time.