Acupuncture treatments

Your First Visit and sessions:

Before coming for your first visit you need to give us a call from 8:00 am-4:30 pm, at 204-788-5715 from Monday to Friday to schedule an appointment.

This is not a walking Clinic, appointments need to be scheduled.

Dr Kerr’s office assistant will get your personal information to add your name to the Manitoba Clinic electronic system, in this way we have full access to your chart and Dr Kerr can communicate with your physician. If you are planning to treat with Dr. Fernanda Beinotti, Dr Kerr has to talk and examine you first once she is the one who has access to your Medical Information and she will be communicating with your MD if necessary .

Once your consultation is done you can schedule a regular appointment with Dr Beinotti who is available upon request  on certain weekdays  4pm-6:30pm.

Infertility treatment with Dr Beinotti will require patients to come once a  month with Dr Kerr for updating and follow up once she is the Fertility Specialist and she wants to keep track of each patient regularly.

Prairie Medical Acupuncture Clinic will request an initial deposit to hold your spot. The reason behind that is because consultation + treatment will block Dr. Kerr’s  agenda up to one hour and if the patient does not show up she loses 4 patients spots. Otherwise prices would go up in order to cover these losses . That is why we set up rules to keep it affordable and in case the patient can’t come for his/her consultation we must receive a call 24 hours before the appointment and the deposit will return to that patient. In case the patient does not show up for the consultation or do not cancel with a 24 hours notice then we will keep his/ her deposit.

This is a Clinic Policy and can’t be changed.

We don’t do ANY direct Billing but keep your receipt and you can claim later to your Insurance CompanyDr Kerr and Dr. Beinotti  have CMAAC credentials and insurances will cover their treatments. Just make sure your policy covers acupuncture treatments.

 Dr.KERR’s created a way to reward her patients and every time the patient completes 10 session with her the 11 and 12 session are free of charge. Non expiration date. We can’t apply this rule to DR Fernanda Beinotti.

What to expect in the first visit:  the Consultation is 30 minutes long as well as each session.The sessions might be scheduled after the first assessment on the patient.

Dr Kerr is a punctual professional. She respects your time and she wants the same kind of respect.

We suggest that patients check in for their appointments 30 minutes earlier. We want you to feel safe during Pandemic , so please take note :

Finding a parking space and lining up for screening at the Main Floor will cause delays. Less individuals using their masks will be allowed inside the ELEVATORS.  Please take the stairs if you can, they are located behind a door as soon as you pass Shoppers Drug Mart and the Optometrist /Eye care Store at the main floor. It is the responsibility of each patient to plan their time and to arrive punctually at the 7 th floor for Acupuncture treatments. Be AWARE that  the screening lines during this Pandemic could be long . The purpose of these screening lines are for the safety of the staff, the physicians and every patient including the immune compromised ones and newborns. We can’t control what happens downstairs . It’s crucial for the good flow of the Clinic that you arrive earlier at least until NO MORE screening is necessary.

DR KERR works in two rooms and she treats one patient every 15 minutes. If a patient arrives late , Dr.Kerr’s assistant will try her best to accommodate them in a different spot but in case it’s no other spot available , a no show fee will be charged and her assistant will find another day and time for your appointment. DR Kerr will not delay her schedule.  Remember that Manitoba Clinic has more or less 80 Physicians and health professionals and the building is always busy. Manitoba Clinic decided that Masks are mandatory inside the building for staff, physicians and patients .

If you have mobility issues and you need someone to assist you to the 7 th floor, please let us know a few hours in advance so we can leave your name in the Main Entrance for screening.

ONCE AGAIN : Dr Kerr will NOT see the patient if he/she is late and a no show fee will be charged. Cancellation policy also requires a 24 hours notice, including illnesses otherwise a no show fee will be charged. In case of cancellation during the weekends, just send an email to : [email protected] and your cancellation will be documented.

Dr.Kerr is on Social media with Twitter and Facebook please look for the icons on top of our main page ( Burgundy Strip)

What to dress? –On your acupuncture sessions Dr Kerr will need to get your knees, belly and arms exposed, please avoid Skinny jeans ,please come with comfortable clothing.

Acupuncture stimulates the Qi (pronounced “chee”) flow throughout the channels of energy using needling insertion of thin stainless steel needles into specific sites on the body. Dr Kerr has a medical background and the office is always clean and she uses disposable bedding sheets and her needles are single use only, disposable and sterile needles. Needles are disposed of in a biohazard waste container for removal by a regulated bio-hazard waste service every week.

“Does it hurt?” Many people assume that acupuncture will be uncomfortable. Acupuncture needles are fine and thin, some being 25-50 times thinner than hypodermic needles. Patients might feel the needles insertion but once it is there it is pain free.

The number of treatments varies depending on patient condition and individual constitution. Chronic problems generally require more treatment than acute problems. Maintenance treatments are advised to keep your Qi levels in balance. Each case will be analysed By Dr Kerr and the numbers of sessions will be discussed.

Dr Kerr keeps closer follow up with her patients and she often communicates with them using email. She always takes time to answer their questions, even during weekends if needed.

NOTE:  Acupuncture can’t be claimed on your INCOME TAXES yet. If you need a short Doctor’s notes from DR.KERR there is a fee involved. IF you need a report or description of treatment/feedback done with DR Kerr the fee is 50 dollars, paid in advance.

Acupuncture is a very safe treatment if it is performed by a licensed Acupuncturist (CMAAC) with minimal side effects. Try it!