Monday, January 25, 2010

Physician Access Issues

For many in Canadian small communities physician retirement means that they cannot find a family physician. 

Peterborough, Midland, are only two places with issues, many local papers advertise for doctors and nurses.

  1. Physician, doctor, nurse, physician assistant jobs in Ontario

    6 Aug 2009 ... Making Ontario the Employer of Choice in Health Care ... Marketing and Recruitment · Ontario Physician Locum Programs ...

  2. Physician Recruitment, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada

    Welcome to, The Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation's Physician/Skilled Labour Recruitment Program website.

  3. Physician recruitment needs your support - Midland Free Press ...

    The Southern Georgian Bay Physician Recruitment Program is a volunteer-led  ...

  4. Nurse Manager, Forensic Assessment Program job - BARRIE

    The Mental Health Centre Penetanguishene , an internationally renowned psychiatric ... research facility located in Ontario's recreational heartland, is now recruiting

Peterborough was one of these situations.  The video show what they have done. In fact, all across Ontario, Family Health Teams (FHT) are delivering services that concentrate on teams, with specialties in Primary Care, nursing, social work, dieticians. We have used our local FHT clinic and are quite pleased with the service.

McMaster U. is in the forefront of developing standards of care, and they have a number of initiatives including the blood pressure clinics, of which I was a part in 2008. Go to their site for some on-line monitoring sites to help prevent serious health issues getting out of hand. The Resource Page for CHAP.

Mcmaster does a great job working at assessing needs, preventing serious issues (e.g., through CHAP: watching your weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, alcohol intake, stopping smoking) by managing your own health care. For those of us in our 50s it is not too late. As we age, it gets harder to break habits.

Non-management of the above lead to serious chronic care issues. The latest report, due out Wed., Jan. 27, deals with the delivery of chronic care in Canada. Stay tuned for more information.

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