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The St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association is dedicated to providing the community with excellently trained registered physicians. SLMDA Practitioners work harmoniously with allied healthcare professionals to aid individuals in dealing with specific challenges and procedures.

Our objective is to help create a sense of peace and harmony within the individual so that the current challenge can be met and dealt with in a positive manner, thus making the journey toward wellness and peace of mind less traumatic.

Our goal is to reduce the stress the individual is experiencing as a hospital patient and/or surgical patient, etc. Less stress allows the body to focus attention on its natural course of healing.

In addition to medical challenges all SLMDA members assist persons in dealing effectively with non-medical problems. Finding solutions to self-sabotaging habits leads to peace of mind and control of unwanted, negative behavior. Self Empowerment is the always our ultimate objective.
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We are firmly committed to our Mission and Vision defined by our Mission Statement: "To sustain human development in St. Lucia by continually placing the individual and collective health care expertise of our members at the service of the people of St. Lucia"

The SLMDA is empowered to establish rules of professional conduct and is also empowered to establish the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal and Medical Practitioners Investigating Panel among other organs for the enforcement of these Rules of Conduct.

These Rules of Conduct are made to enable doctors and dentists in St. Lucia to maintain universally acceptable Professional standards of practice and conduct. They serve as standards in relationship of medical and dental practitioners with the profession, their colleagues, patients, members of allied professions and the public.

SLMDA is committed to regulating the practice of Medicine, Dentistry and Alternative Medicine in the most efficient manner that safeguards best healthcare delivery for St. Lucians.

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The Executive and members of the SLMDA remain devastated by the sudden and tragic loss of one of its long-time members: Dr. Trona Bennett - Obstetrician/Gynaecologist.  An active member of the association over that past two decades that she has practiced in St. Lucia, Dr. Bennett was well respected within her field and a pioneer in subspecializing in that area.

POSTED Feb 5, 2013
Category: General
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Parents frequently seek advice on medical care at home. Here are a few tips which can help in taking care of some common ailments at home, and reduce the complications that are frequently seen in Casualty. 

A.     Lacerations, Abrasions, Fractures 

1.      Keep wounds and dressings clean & Dry (for at least 48 hours)

2.      Elevate the affected arm/leg to help relieve pain and reduce swelling

3.      Watch for signs of infection:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Drainage

If any of these signs occur you should see your physician or visit your nearest health center. 

POSTED Feb 5, 2013
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For many reasons, this is a question without simple or clear-cut answers. Humans have used alcohol safely and enjoyably for thousands of years, and it continues to occupy an important place in many religious ceremonies and social celebrations. In addition, moderate alcohol use can provide certain health benefits, particularly with regard to coronary heart disease. 

However, alcohol consumption is also associated with serious risks. Drinking too much alcohol is a significant cause of accidents and injuries and can lead to liver disease, certain types of stroke, abnormally high blood pressure (hypertension), various cancers, and birth defects, among other adverse effects. 

POSTED Feb 5, 2013
Category: Newspaper Articles

Child Abuse

DEFINITION – Deliberate violence to, or sexual assault/exploitation of a child, and/or neglect or intentional withholding of care.


  • Alcohol or substance abuse
  • Teen parent
  • Mental illness
  • Domestic violence
  • Parental past history of abuse
  • Family isolation
  • Poverty
  • Unwanted child
  • Child with a mental or physical disability, chronic illness, premature birth
POSTED Feb 5, 2013
Category: General
Know Your Status

What is an STI?

An STI or Sexually Transmitted Infection is an infection which is passed on during sexual contact from one person to another and can be caused by viruses, bacteria or parasites.

How are STI’s transmitted?

STI are generally transmitted through sexual contact involving the sexual organs between partners including the vagina, penis, mouth, anus and other orifices.  Some STI’s can be transmitted from a mother to her child during birth or via breast milk.  Someone with an STI can also pass it on to another individual via the reuse of needles in intravenous drug use or via the transfusion of an untested infected unit of blood.

POSTED Feb 5, 2013
Category: General
What is Tuberculosis (TB)?

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by germs that are spread from person to person through the air. TB usually affects the lungs, but it can also affect other parts of the body, such as the brain, the kidneys, or the spine. A person with TB can die if they do not get treatment.

Is TB a health problem in ST. Lucia?

Many will recall the days when TB was very common in St. Lucia.  Many older persons recount their days on the “Chest Wing” at Victoria Hospital when it was located in what is now the General Male Medical Ward (Ward 6).  Though not quite in the spotlight, TB still exists in St. Lucia.  While numbers have decreased, it still constitutes a health problem that must be adequately addressed in order to prevent the vast amount of damage of which it is capable.

POSTED Jan 31, 2013
Category: General

The St. Lucia Medical and Dental Association would like to join the Ministry of Health in alerting the St. Lucian public to the Dengue outbreak which has been noted over the past several weeks. 

We are particularly concerned that without the assistance of the public, curbing this outbreak will be very difficult and we are therefore calling on the general public to follow the guidelines outlined by the Ministry of Health to curb the breeding of the mosquitoes which carry and spread this disease.  It is equally important to protect ourselves from being bitten, by using the appropriate clothing, insect repellants, and insecticides.

POSTED Jan 28, 2013
Category: General