Ruben Hummelen, MD, MSc, PhD, CCFP
MD and/or other
MD MSc PhD CCFP
SPECIALTY AND TITLE
Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
AREA OF RESEARCH
Our research focuses on optimizing care in remote First Nations communities and includes :
- Optimizing screening, diagnosis and care for diabetes in pregnancy.
- Prevention, detection and treatment of anemia in pregnancy and early childhood.
Enhancing the quality of Opiod Substitution Therapy and enbedding therapy in a culturally appropriate, community driven context.
MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO SCIENCE AND/OR HEALTH CARE DELIVERY
I provide acute and primary care in fly-in communities in North West Ontario. I have had the privilege of being the community physician for Webequie First Nations since 2017. As Northern Practice Coordinator I am involved in Quality Improvement throughout the region. I have been able to lead regional quality improvement projects on Diabetes in Pregnancy and Anemia in Pregnancy. Our next step is to develop better standards for Opiod Substitution Programs.