Meet the Team
The Boris Clinic is made up of a large team of staff and physicians. The team members involved in your care are dependent on the reason for your visit and which specialty you are here to see. Some of the team members you may see at the Boris Clinic include:
Business Clerk: Business Clerks help to manage the clinics. You will speak to a clerk when you call the clinic and when you arrive at the clinic. They help with registering you when you arrive, scheduling appointments and answering any questions you may have about the process of your visit.
Fellow: A fellow is a physician who has completed their residency training and is undertaking additional training in a specialty area.
Kinesiologist: Kinesiologists help patients prevent and manage injuries and chronic diseases and help them reach peak physical performance.
Nurse: Nurses provide direct care to patients and observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress. They also assist physicians during treatments and examinations, administer medications, and assist in recovery and rehabilitation.
Occupational Therapist: Occupational Therapists help solve problems that interfere with a person’s ability to do the daily activities that are important to them.
Pharmacist: Pharmacists provide support in medication management, particularly when you are on a variety of medications. For example, a pharmacist may review your list of medications with you to determine if there are any interactions between them.
Psychologist: Psychologists work with you to understand how you think, feel and behave. They help you understand and change the behaviours you are looking to change (for example, lifestyle changes impacting health).
Physician: A physician is the person with specialty training who is responsible for your care.
Physician Assistant: Physician Assistants work under the supervision of physicians to provide care.
Research Staff: You may be approached by a research staff member to ask about enrolling in a research study, and they may work with you when you are taking part in a research study.
Registered Dietitian: Registered Dietitians are nutrition experts who evaluate and help to modify a patient’s eating patterns. They work with family and medical staff to recommend dietary changes that will promote recovery and prevent complications.
Resident physician: Resident Physicians are physicians with advanced training in patient care. The resident reports to the attending physician.
Social Worker: These professionals help families adjust to illness, access community resources and plan for post-discharge needs and services.
Students: In teaching hospitals like Hamilton Health Sciences, students from various health professional groups participate as part of the team.
Volunteers: Volunteers help in many ways, such as helping you find your way around the clinic or asking for your feedback about your Boris Clinic visit.