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Art & Health

The artworks currently on display at ARTUS Health Centre are on loan from the estate of Mr. Frank Schmidt.  His interest in colour, texture and feeling is evident in his vast collection on display in the lobby and exam rooms at ARTUS Health Centre.

artus-frank-schmidtFrank Schmidt was a naturalized Canadian born in Neu-Isenburg, Germany in 1927. He was the youngest born into a very business minded household that encouraged independence and self sufficiency. At a very tender age, he experienced circumstances as a prisoner of war that left him with indelible impressions that eventually found their expression on canvas. Here he annotated emotions as well as his personal philosophy around life and mankind.

His work is largely impressionistic. He worked with many mediums, settling on a painting in acrylic mostly. He has incorporated influences of old Masters and contemporary artists alike to create his own unique style that captures his perspective of the human condition.

The intensity of emotion is evidenced in every piece of art he has produced. He has communicated over a span of 60 years through his artwork, taking us on a visual journey through colour, form and medium as he explored to make sense of what was, what is and what is to come. His brush was last put to canvas in the fall of 2008 and was laid to rest by his sudden passing in March of 2009. His legacy, his artwork, remains for all of us to enjoy.

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Did You Know – Meet Our Team

The ARTUS team involves multidisciplinary care with rheumatology doctors, nurses and physiotherapy.

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Did You Know – IV

Many arthritis medications must be given through an IV.  The ARTUS team will make your experience a pleasant one.

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Did You Know – Myositis

Myositis is a rare disease of the muscle that causes weakness.  ARTUS doctors are experts in treating this condition.

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Did You Know – Vasculitis

Vasculitis is a form of blood vessel inflammation that often needs urgent treatment.

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Did You Know – Arthritis

Patients with skin psoriasis can get inflammation in their joints.  ARTUS can help.

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Did You Know – Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis causes back inflammation, often in young, healthy men.  New treatment options can make this condition very manageable.

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Did You Know – Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect people at any age, often young women.  ARTUS doctors can help manage this condition.

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Did You Know – Back Pain

There are many non-surgical treatments for mechanical back pain.  ARTUS has expertise in this area.

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Did You Know – osteoporosis

If you have broken a hip, ARTUS osteoporosis specialists can help prevent further bone loss.

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Did You Know – Gout

Gout is a common form of arthritis that can be extremely painful. ARTUS doctors can help prevent further flares.

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