Serving Côte Saint Luc since 2011, Santé Kildare proudly offers a modern, multidisciplinary approach to health and wellness. In recognition of the clinic’s commitment to comprehensive care and extended medical hours, Santé Kildare was designated a GMF by the Minister of Health in October 2012.
A Family Medicine Group (GMF) is a team of doctors who work in close cooperation with nurses and other health professionals to promote the principles of family and community medicine.
With our team of healthcare professionals and ongoing commitment to excellent care, Santé Kildare is an ideal destination for all of your family’s medical needs.
Commitment to Teaching
Santé Kildare is an accredited teaching site for McGill Medical and Nursing students, as well as one of the few approved Nurse Practitioner training locations. Physicians at Santé Kildare supervise first year McGill medical students in the Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience (LMFE) Program, as well as third and fourth year McGill medical students during their Family Medicine Clerkship rotations. Santé Kildare also accepts elective medical students from other universities.
Collaboration with CLSC and CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal
Santé Kildare works in partnership with CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal and CLSC Rene Cassin to offer the Cardiometabolic Program to high risk individuals. Offered on site, patients with pre-Diabetes, Diabetes and/or Cardiovascular disease work with our dietician and nurses to improve their diet and develop a healthier lifestyle.
Santé Kildare is in discussion with the CIUSSS on several other initiatives including Alzheimers Early Detection and Tele-Medicine.
Accessibility and Continuity of Care
Santé Kildare was approved by Canada Health Infoway in 2015 for the Wave 2 e-Booking Initiative to promote patient on-line access. Over 30% of patients now use Santé Kildare’s on-line booking platform with Bonjour Santé to book routine (non walk-in) appointments.
Between September 2014 and December 2016, Santé Kildare ranked 1st among the 11 GMFs in CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal for Taux d’assiduité or “patient fidelity.”
In 2016, GMF Santé Kildare grew by 9.4% to 22 409 patients. "Fidelity" visits to our GMF increased by 7.15% while visits to other clinics dropped by 8.5% and emergency room visits decreased by 1.5%.
Advocacy and Media
Santé Kildare physicians are vocal proponents of Family and Social Medicine. Several physicians have been approached and interviewed by media outlets, such as the Gazette, CTV News, CBC and CJAD, to discuss and comment on pertinent medical issues.
Public Health Agency of Canada
Contributions to Research
Santé Kildare is committed to research and actively participates in several ongoing research projects.
Recruitment continues for the innovative SCRIPs pilot project studying compliance among patients to personalized written prescriptions for diet and lifestyle changes.
The Diabetes Empowerment Group Program seeks to validate a new tool to measure patient empowerment and improve diabetes management by developing group-based support programs.
Santé Kildare supports the BRAVE Study which studies the relationship between the level of variability in blood pressure and the health of arteries in premenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal women.
As well, Santé Kildare collaborates with CognisantMD in a pilot project using electronic tablets to apply a measurement based care approach in major depression management.
Santé Kildare was selected to participate in the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine Quality Improvement "teaming" project. High functioning primary care teams were chosen across Canada with the goal of developing a blueprint and action plan to guide primary care teams to function effectively. The ultimate outcome leading to improved health of populations, improved and patient and provider experiences and improved value.
Collaboration with PQDCS and DSP
Santé Kildare physicians and nurses collaborate with the Direction de santé publique (DSP) du CIUSS du Centre-Sud-de-l’île-de-Montréal and the Québec breast cancer screening program (PQDCS) as volunteer health professionals to receive, review and follow mammogram results of women who do not have a family physician.
Santé Kildare prides itself in offering patients the newest developments in medical information technology including Kindred Patient Health Records and Bonjour Santé Open Access Booking. Working with Info-Data, Santé Kildare upgraded to the OscarQc EMR platform in January 2016.
Santé Kildare is integrated with the province`s DSQ (Dossier Santé Québec) centralized databank and is a partner in the implementation of the Project Solution Régionale de Laboratoire (SRL).
Santé Kildare is one of first and only medical clinics in Quebec to use CognisantMD's Ocean Platform to improve patient files and gather crucial medical information. Incorporated directly into OscarQc, Ocean updates demographics, screens patients and adds to the medical records.
By The Numbers
(2015 values in parentheses)
26 Family Physicians
Total number of registered patients: 22 409 (19 571)
Number of vulnerable patients: 8 561 (7 642)
Number of patients under the age of 5: 527 (332)
Number of prenatal patients: 78 (72)
Number of patients between the ages of 70-79: 2 060 (1 956)
Number of patients over the age of 80: 1 793 (1 772)
Number of GMF clinic visits: 43 224 (40 339) 7.15% increase
Number of GMF patient visits to other clinics: 7920 (8662) 8.5% decrease
Number of ER visits: 1 591 (1 616) 1.5% decrease
Taux d’assiduité: *82% (*79.8%)
*Highest level of patient fidelity among all 11 GMF clinics in CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montr
Principal site at 7005 Kildare, suite 14
16 Family Physicians
Total Number of Patients Seen
2014: 19 454
2015: 24 382 (25.3% increase)
2016: 30 255 (24.1% increase)
2012: 1 835
2013: 5 666
2014: 6 597
2015: 8 807 (33.5% increase)
2016: 10 552 (19.8% increase)
2014: 31 525
2015: 73 187 (132.2% increase)
2016: 95 236 (30.2% increase)
2015: 8 730
2016: 18 629 (113.4% increase)
Flu vaccines administered
2012: 5 607
2013: 8 045
2014: 6 030
2015: 4 501