Wiichihiituwin (CPS) Montreal expands medical support services at Espresso

May 07, 2018
Dr. Dannenbaum and Meggie Carpel, Nurse

Wiichihiituwin (CPS) Montréal has expanded medical support for long-term clients staying in Montréal. Each Wednesday a doctor will be available at Wiichihiituwin (CPS) office at Espresso to provide medical support (half-day) for long-term clients and their escorts. This new service started Wednesday, May 2. It expands on the current nursing services offered 5 days a week Monday to Friday.

"We are very pleased to offer this expanded service. Before, we would send long-term clients to different clinics around Montréal and it would be harder for us to follow-up," says Janelle Dupuis, Coordinator Medical Social at Wiichihiituwin (CPS). "Now, long-term clients are followed closely by a medical team here at Espresso. For long-term clients and their escorts, the doctor at Espresso acts as their family doctor while they are in Montréal. When they return to their community, there is a clear channel of communication between medical staff here at Espresso and local CMC."

2 doctors share this responsibility: Dr. David Dannenbaum and Dr. Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay. Dr.Yolaine Yim will join the team in the fall. Dr. Dannenbaum is well-known in Eeyou Istchee, having worked in the region for more than 20 years, mostly at the Waskaganish CMC.

Pictured are Dr. Dannenbaum and Nurse Meggie Carpel.

Read the Canadian Medical Association article on Dr. David Dannenbaum and his wife clinic physician Ingrid Kovitch from 2000.