Consulting Services

Education + WORKSHOPS

Connecting Healthcare Providers and Patients

At Trelle Health, we understand the importance of the connection between healthcare provider and patient and the importance of patient-centred care. Unfortunately, navigating the healthcare system is often difficult for patients who are not familiar with the many facets of such a large and complex structure.

Trelle Health provides nurse consultation services within the scope and standards of nursing practice to support and improve hands-on care delivery. We specialize in rheumatology, specifically osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis care but recognize there are often co-morbidities when managing chronic disease conditions. We work with care providers and their patients, emphasizing quality of life when living with a chronic disease, such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. We focus on helping patients meet their education needs so they can understand and navigate of the health care system. This education supports them to make informed decisions about their care and management of their disease in cooperation with their healthcare provider.

Our consultant, Gwen Ellert, has a lifetime of personal experience living with a chronic disease and resulting medication decisions. Having being in and out of health care facilities for various joint replacements and revisions, she knows the issues patients and families face. Being a registered nurse, she also appreciates the points of view of those healthcare providers who are working diligently to care for the patients in a hectic and sometimes confusing environment.

Gwen is available for speaking engagements and private consultation. Contact Trelle Health for more information.

Consultation Service

Living with Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Phone consultation only.
Meet and greet – 15 minutes free appointment to meet your nurse.
$40 per half hour, or portion thereof.
Appointment times are flexible

Request appointment via Contact Us page

Conference Presentations

WHOLISTIC Approach to Osteoporosis. First annual Irish DXA Society meeting. Galway, Ireland

Working Together to Predict and Prevent Osteoporosis and Fragility Fractures. Canadian Rheumatology Association and Arthritis Health Professional Association

Bone Health: Inter-Professional Fracture Prediction and Prevention. Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association

Osteoporosis and Therapies. 10th Anniversary Rheumatology Nurses Society Conference. Orlando. Fl.

Using Biosimilars in the Treatment of Osteoporosis. Vancouver, B.C.

Nurse to Nurse: Hospital or Hiking? 24th Biennial: Perioperative Registered Nurses Association of B.C.

Course-Workshop Presentations

Understanding and Managing Osteoporosis. Arthritis Continuing Education Course, RN Skills Workshop. Vancouver, B.C.

Bone and Joint Care. Vancouver Community College

Healthy Bones for Life. American Bone Health Peer Educator Course (podcast)

Community Presentations

Osteoporosis. Richmond, B.C.

Bone Care Matters. Osteoporosis Canada. Vancouver, B.C.

Let’s Talk About Your Bones! Osteoporosis Canada, Surrey, B.C.

Living Positively with Osteoporosis. Osteoporosis Canada. Vancouver, B.C

Your Bone Health Care Plan. Osteoporosis Canada. Vancouver, B.C

The Faces of Osteoporosis Today. Richmond, B.C.

Bone Care Matters. Osteoporosis Support Group. The Villages, Florida

The Aging Digestive Tract. GI Society, Vancouver, Kelowna & Courtney, B.C.

“Gwen is unique in having a broad knowledge-base in the health profession as well as a keen ability to listen and empathize. Since consulting with her, I have become much better-informed about my health issues, particularly those relating to osteoporosis. Not only has this allowed me to improve my health, but it has also reduced my health anxiety. Her respectful, caring and non-judgmental personality make it easy for me to be open and honest.”

Elaine W., Saskatchewan

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