With additional certification in Emergency Medicine and years of working in a busy ER, Dr. Kwinter is skilled in managing essentially every type of acute care presentation.
Chronic Disease Management
Dr. Kwinter has extensive experience managing chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, asthma, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, migraines, and many more.
Care for Children
Dr. Kwinter cares for patients of all ages, including newborns, children, and adolescents. He is a father of three and knows what it is like to have a child who is sick. Let him diagnose and create a plan for your child's condition.
Care of the Elderly
Dr. Kwinter cared for the residents of a retirement center for many years. He is familiar with these patients' unique health concerns, including injury prevention, polypharmacy, and management of acute exacerbations of chronic diseases.
Dr. Kwinter has extensive experience as the primary physician responsible for patients with a variety of mental health issues and is comfortable prescribing all common psychiatric medications. He is also an experienced counsellor and is careful to investigate medical causes for psychiatric symptoms and to utilize nonpharmacologic approaches when appropriate.
Minor Surgical Procedures
Dr. Kwinter expertly provides excisional biopsies, cryotherapy, surgical nail treatments, and joint injections. He takes pride in the outcomes and cosmesis of his results. Learn more here.
Early Screening & Healthy Longevity
Chronic diseases that affect our health and limit our function later in life actually begin without symptoms decades earlier. Dr. Kwinter uses a proactive approach and advanced techniques to detect early signs of these diseases and suggests selective interventions with the goal of reversing or even curing them. Learn more here.
Every patient's healthcare goals need to be individualized. The best outcomes usually require a team effort. Through effective planning, communication, and follow-up, Dr. Kwinter can help you achieve optimal health.
Smoking is the leading cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and lung cancer. Nicotine is highly addictive and it usually takes several attempts before an individual successfully quits smoking for life. Dr. Kwinter has helped patients quit though multiple approaches including counselling, nicotine replacement therapy, and other pharmacologic options.
Being overweight or obese puts an individual at high risk of other chronic diseases including diabetes, osteoarthritis, and obstructive sleep apnea. Patients who are overweight have many treatment options available to them, which are best discussed with a family doctor. Dr. Kwinter has helped many patients achieve a healthy weight through both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic strategies.
Work Permit Medicals
Let Dr. Kwinter simplify the process of getting your work permit medical done. With walk-in appointments and on-site labs you can get everything completed in one day.
Dr. Kwinter is pleased to provide an elevated level of service for select patients. This includes 24x7 access for medical consultations and house calls. Learn more here.
Don't let minor medical issues interrupt your holiday. If you experience a non-life-threatening medical condition or need a prescription refill, please contact Dr. Kwinter for assistance. His clinic is in George Town and he lives in the north end of Seven Mile Beach. He accommodates visitors with same day appointments and is happy to make house calls. Learn more here.
Dr. Kwinter has a wealth of experience prescribing cannabis and is happy to provide it to residents and visitors who are likely to benefit from its many uses. Learn more here.
Family Medicine Staff
Full Scope Family Medicine with Care for All Ages
Dr. David Kwinter, MD, CCFP(EM)
FAMILY MEDICINE AND URGENT CARE
Dr. Kwinter has extensive experience working in a rural general practice, which included his own family medicine clinic and a regional single-physician emergency department. He provides comprehensive medical care for all people, ages, and presentations.
Family doctors are experts in handling undifferentiated conditions, performing medical work-ups, providing treatment, and arranging follow-up to ensure that problems resolve. They are skilled at looking for features of conditions that represent "red flags" that warrant escalated investigations and interventions.
Family doctors are also the primary care providers responsible for managing chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease. They monitor patient symptoms and lab values and ensure that chronic diseases are well controlled, avoiding complications.
Family doctors are also responsible for a patient's preventative medicine, which is the screening and intervention that helps prevent disease and when done in an early and proactive manner promotes healthy longevity.
Family doctors build strong relationships with their patients based on trust, communication and learning our patients' histories, interests, and values. Research has shown that patients who see one family physician consistently over time enjoy improved outcomes compared to patients with no family doctor or whose care is fragmented between multiple family physicians. Evidence-based benefits of continuity of care include:
- decreased ER visits1
- decreased hospitalizations1
- decreased healthcare costs2
- decreased mortality3
Dr. Kwinter invites you to make an appointment to meet him in his clinic and to see how he can help ensure you achieve your health goals.
Clinical Chief of Primary Care and Concierge Medicine.
Dr. Kwinter's services include:
- Acute Care
- Chronic Disease Management
- Care for Children
- Care of the Elderly
- Mental Health/Counselling
- Health Coaching
- Minor Surgical Procedures (including Joint Injections, Excisions, and Cryotherapy)
- Early Medical Screening & Healthy Longevity Interventions
- Work Permit Medicals
- Concierge Medicine
- Medical Cannabis
- Visitor/Traveler Continuity of Care (Prescription Refills, Extensions)