We are a health centre with a focus on lifestyle and preventative wellness.
Providence Health Centre aims to fill the ever widening gap between the excellent, patient-centered and compassionate healthcare that Canadians deserve, and the healthcare that many are actually receiving from publicly funded medical clinics and hospitals. The Canadian healthcare system has increasingly focused on “sick-care” – namely the prioritization of emergent medical problems over chronic illness.
The lack of primary and secondary prevention of chronic illness has become glaringly obvious in the past few years. Countless Canadians have not received any in-person medical exams or consultations and many have been deserted entirely by the medical system. Furthermore, many Canadians have become very skeptical of the entire medical establishment for a variety of reasons.
There is a rapidly growing need for experienced medical professionals to provide basic medical consultations to Canadians, especially those who desire to receive health-care instead of sick-care. The unique value that the Providence Health Centre team provides is the expertise of professionals trained in the mainstream medical system, combined with the philosophy of a holistic approach to medicine, and prioritizing lifestyle modification and natural health remedies. Our business model focuses on maximizing face-to-face interaction with our members.
Our modern western medical system has its roots in antiquity. The man who is considered the founder of modern medicine (Hippocrates) has been venerated for millennia due to the ethics that he espoused and taught to his students. Unfortunately, our current medical system has mostly left the strong principles enshrined in the original Hippocratic Oath, and doctors no longer swear the Hippocratic Oath. Contrary to our current medical system, Providence Health Centre agrees with all the primary ethics of the original Oath. These are confidentiality, food and diet as foundations of human health, sanctity of life, purity and honesty in medical practice. Hippocrates was a Greek man who dedicated his Oath to pagan gods. We have thus chosen to adopt the following quote by the 17th century Christian physician Thomas Sydenham (also known as the "English Hippocrates") as the guiding philosophy by which Providence Health Centre treats its patients.
"It becomes every man who purposes to give himself to the care of others, seriously to consider the four following things: First, that he must one day give an account to the Supreme Judge of all the lives entrusted to his care. Secondly, that all his skill, and knowledge, and energy as they have been given him by God, so they should be exercised for his glory, and the good of mankind, and not for mere gain or ambition. Thirdly, and not more beautifully than truly, let him reflect that he has undertaken the care of no mean creature, for, in order that he may estimate the value, the greatness of the human race, the only begotten Son of God became himself a man, and thus ennobled it with his divine dignity, and far more than this, died to redeem it. And fourthly, that the doctor being himself a mortal man, should be diligent and tender in relieving his suffering patients, inasmuch as he himself must one day be a like sufferer."