West Coast Medical Services
We have an RN on staff who helps provide Complex Care Management, Chronic Disease Management and Education, Assistance in wound care, suture and staple removal, as well as the following injections:
- And many other medically prescribed injections.
Chronic and Complex Care. ( Diabetes, Hypertension, COPD, CHF, Stroke and Stroke prevention, Renal Failure, Heart Attack, Mental Health, long term, and palliative care set up, ect.
Botox & Filler
Dr. Petrovic has over 12 years experience providing Therapeutic and Cosmetic Botox services to clients.
Botox Injections are not only used for Cosmetic purposes, but has been proven to have many medical benefits. Therapeutic Botox has been clinically proven to be effective at treating migraine/tension headaches, Hyperhidrosis ( Excessive sweating), and healing anal fissures. All these injections are performed in the office. These procedures may be covered by third party insurance plans including ICBC.
Cosmetic botox is an effective treatment for eliminating fine lines around the eyes, forehead, lifting eyebrows, and treating frown lines giving you a smoother and younger appearance.
Dr. Petrovic also provides other cosmetic services such as Juvederm Filler. Juvederm adds volume to aging tissues and can be used to remove deep furrows, nasolabial lines, and frown lines in the corner of the mouth. Juvederm can be used to enlarge and improve the shape of lips, cheeks and chin for a more youthful and attractive appearance. With appropriate technique and products this can now be performed relatively pain-free.
Trigger Point Injections
Trigger Point Injections can help alleviate:
- - Whiplash/sprain injuries of the neck/back (e.g Motor Vehicle Accident)
- - Back pain
- - Frozen shoulder
- - Achilles tendinitis/Plantar fasciitis
- - Headaches with a muscular tension component
- - Muscular pain/tightness with no other identifiable cause
Just as with any medical procedure, there are possible side effects during and after treatment. TPI is a generally well-tolerated procedure but some individuals may experience:
- - Soreness at the area of needle insertion
- - Bruising
- - Bleeding/hematoma
- - Fatigue
Rare side effects can include:
- - Skin infection
- - Injury to underlying tissues (such as nerves and blood vessels)
- - Temporary flare-up of pain
- - Fainting
- - Reaction to the local anaesthetic
- - Extremely rarely pneumothorax (puncturing of the lung)
At this time we are starting to offer a Virtual Care Clinic, only for those medical concerns that can be addressed over video conference, all patients who would like to participate, (only with select doctors at this time) must have an email address as well as a smart phone, ( I Phone or Android), laptop, tablet or desktop with camera and mic capabilities. You must provide front office staff with verbal consent and a valid email address. * Note there is no downloading required*