Sustainable products and practices provide social and economic benefits while protecting public health and the environment. Considering this, if you want to have one practice with respect to your health that is sustainable on many levels, having a full-service family doctor would accomplish this. This occurred to me when I went to see my new …

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Last week, someone who has just started reading these articles told me, “You sure write a lot about family doctors.” I don’t disagree, because I believe that family doctors are the most important doctors in health care and that, if family medicine is strong, then the rest of health care can be built around that …

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In late November, Dr. Marilyn Crabtree wrote a letter to Ontario Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins on behalf of the Medical Staff Association of Winchester and District Memorial Hospital. Dr. Crabtree is the Secretary Treasurer of the hospital Medical Staff Organization. The letter was to outline the doctors’ concerns about a program designed by …

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Late last week the Ontario Medical Association learned about another of the Liberal Government’s unilaterally developed programs for Ontario doctors. The details of this New Graduate Entry Program can be found here: http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/pro/programs/ohip/bulletins/11000/bul11138.pdf Normally, I would not wade into discussing new Primary Care initiatives leaving such matters to such bloggers as Dr. Scott Wooder (https://drscottwooder.wordpress.com/) …

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Physicians in Ontario have had a difficult week – more cuts from the government they’d like to be able to work with, and division among themselves. A number of doctors have been through difficult times before and know that, in the end, this will pass. The government will realize that it cannot run a health …

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This is a flyer included with Wednesday’s newspaper. Bright yellow, black lettering – great visibility in the pile of flyers and junk – telling the reader, “A BODY SCAN Can Save Your Life!” The small print also tells you that “Medicare will not cover preventative scans at this time.” I have not seen such a …

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