Diagnostic and Therapeutic Clinic

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-12:30

How to reach us

514 340-8222, ext. 25056

Referrals can be faxed to the DTC at 514-340-8616 using the attached referral document or filled and emailed directly to the clinic dtcbooking.CCOMTL@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Once the referral is received, and the request triaged, the patient will be called within 24hrs for an appointment.

 Requisition for DTC.pdf

Where to find us

Pavilion K, Floor S1 Room 101

Mission

The Diagnostics and Therapeutic Clinic (DTC) was developed to provide rapid medical investigations in a patient-centric approach with the goal of avoiding unnecessary visits to the Emergency Department and avoid hospital admission.

The DTC is staffed by seven internal medicine specialists who can evaluate ambulatory patients in need of an expedited consultation, investigation, or procedure. (See below for examples of appropriate referrals). The DTC has priority access to imaging, including ultrasounds and CT scans and can arrange radiology guided biopsies if necessary.

The DTC is equipped with a procedure room and point-of-care ultrasound and the clinician can perform thoracentesis, paracentesis and point-of-care echocardiography to help provide rapid diagnoses.

Our team

Medical director

Dr. Jed Lipes MD FRCPC

Our team of physicians

  • Dr. Jed Lipes MD FRCPC
  • Dr. John Angelopoulous MD FRCPC
  • Dr. Jennifer Nguyen MD FRCPC
  • Dr. Nessrine Sabri MD FRCPC
  • Dr. Maral Koolian MD FRCPC
  • Dr. Ruxandra Bunea MD FRCPC
  • Dr. Vicky Tagalakis MD FRCPC

Head Nurse

Suzette Chung

Our team of Nurse Clinicians

  • Marie-Danielle Graville
  • Antonia Lombardi
  • Shella-Lynn Bolano
  • Yolanta Kicinska


Unit coordinator 

Ruth Miller

The following types of consultations are encouraged

Oncology

Urgent malignancy evaluation / work up

Metabolic/Endocrine

  • Asymptomatic critical abnormal lab values (eg: Hyponatremia, Hypercalcemia)
  • Poorly controlled / new diabetes requiring rapid assessment/treatment
  • Abnormal thyroid function
  • New or rapidly progressive renal failure requiring urgent evaluation/diagnosis

Respirology

  • New pleural effusion or effusion requiring drainage Abnormal Chest XRAY requiring rapid assessment

Cardiology

  • Severe asymptomatic hypertension
  • New atrial fibrillation
  • Atypical chest pain syndromes

Infectious Diseases

  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Cellulitis, pneumonia or other infections requiring rapid evaluation and treatment

Gastroenterology

  • Ascites evaluation and treatment
  • Painless jaundice
  • Acute hepatitis

Hematology

  • Significant anemia requiring diagnosis/treatment/transfusion
  • Severe thrombocytopenia / pancytopenia NYD

Procedures

  • Thoracentesis, Paracentesis

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