Bridgepoint Health

To Patients of Dr. Lora Cruise

Posted on Friday May 03, 2019

Many of Dr. Cruise’s patients have been asking us when, and if, Dr. Cruise will be returning to the Bridgepoint Family Health Team.  Dr. Cruise has just informed us that she will not be returning – please see her letter to her patients below.

Dear Patients,  

As many of you know, my family and I have been living in BC over the past year and a half. We are having a wonderful time here and have decided to stay. Thus, after much thought, I regret to inform you I will not be returning to the practice at Bridgepoint Family Health Team. 

Fortunately, I am happy to announce that Dr. Tyler Curtis has agreed to stay on and take over my practice permanently. You are welcome to continue forward with him as your new family doctor. All that is required is that you sign a new Family Health Team roster document at some point over the next six months. 

Thank you for entrusting your health care to me over the time we worked together, and all the very best in health and life to all of you in the future.

Sincerely,    

 Dr. Lora Cruise

A fair number of you have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Tyler Curtis.  Dr. Curtis has worked in our community since 2003 and has a breadth of family practice experience.  He has worked in several Community Health Centers, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Sherbourne Health Center as well as at St. Joseph’s Urgent Care.   We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Curtis to our team as a permanent family physician.

According to our contract with the Ministry of Health, patients need to formally sign over to Dr. Curtis’s care. All patients who wish to continue with Dr. Curtis are kindly asked to come in and sign a new roster document, which will be available after July 1, 2019.

If you have not signed a new roster document within 6 months of July 1st, 2019, the Ministry assumes that you will no longer be receiving care in this practice and you will cease to be a patient at Bridgepoint Family Health Team.

Any questions or concerns you have in regards to this process can be directed to Staci Weingust, Administrative Director of BFHT at staci.weingust@sinaihealthsystem.ca.

Thank you 

From the Bridgepoint Family Health Team