For the past nine months, I have been visiting my sister who is dying in Nova Scotia. This experience has truly sensitized me to the needs of those who need palliative care, and I now appreciate how much I will want to be able to control how and where my life ends. But this is …

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The Ottawa Citizen published my letter on patient accountability. This is one very important aspect of the tentative Physician Services Agreement, that the government finally acknowledges a need for patients to take responsibility for their own healthcare. Here is the text of the letter: Thank you to Mr. Reevely for interviewing Dr. Walley and reporting …

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Last Saturday, May 2, 2015, Dr. Michael Toth was installed as the 134th President of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA). Mike is a comprehensive Family Physician from Aylmer, Ontario. Aylmer is a town of 7500 in Southwestern Ontario. He told the guests at his Installation Gala that his patients range in age from newborns to …

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