The Family Focus background

The Family Focus Medical Clinics were started in 2001. At that time, the clinic founder, Dr. Mark Fletcher, was working as an emergency physician. In this role, he repeated saw patients in the emergency department who where there for minor medical complaints that did not require the services of an emergency department, however, these patients often did not have an alternative to obtain their minor medical care. Many did not have family physicians and others were not able to get in to see their family physician.

After a visit to several walk in medical clinics in the Moncton, NB area, Dr. Fletcher decided to establish walk in clinics in Dartmouth and Lower Sackville in order to give patients an alternative to the lengthy emergency department waits for their minor medical problems. Initially, these two clinics were only opened in the evening and on Saturdays. Over the next few years the walk in hours were expanded and the Dartmouth clinic added family physicians. In 2003 the Spring Garden Road clinic was opened and then in 2004 the Joseph Howe Drive clinic was started. The Medicine in Motion Medical Centre is a multi-disciplinary clinic that came to life in 2006. It has family practice and walk in medical services in addition to an orthopedic surgeon, sports medicine physicians, physiotherapy/massage therapy clinic, orthopedic bracing, custom orthotics, athletic & orthopedic footwear and running clinics.

In 2012 we expanded again with the opening of the Bedford Family Focus Medical Clinic, in Bedford South. This newest clinic is located above Lawtons at 27 Peakview Way which is near the new Bicentennial Drive/Highway 120 exit at the top of Larry Uteck Blvd where there is also a new Sobeys, Royal Bank and BMO.

The clinics are managed by Ms. Deneen Shewan, who has over 25 years experience in the fields of human resources, operations and management. The Medical Director of the Family Focus Medical Clinics and its affiliates is Dr. Mark Fletcher. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the service or treatment that you received at any of our medical clinics these should be directed to either Mrs. Shewan or Dr. Fletcher. Their contact information is readily available by contacting any of the clinics.

For Blood Collection Services, Flu Shot Clinics and Women’s Health Clinics please refer to our calendar.

Flu Shot Clinics

Every fall all of our clinics offer Flu Shot Clinics that are free and open to the public. Please check our website at beginning of October for a schedule of the Flu Shots Clinics at all of our clinics for the current influenza season.

Osteoporosis Screening Program

You can have a bone density assessment performed by a qualified technician at one of our clinics. You will be provided a printed, detailed report about your bone health that can be taken to your family physician for interpretation and advice.

Blood Collection Services

We offer several blood collection clinics throughout Halifax and Dartmouth with flexible hours to provide the most convenient blood collection services.