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drnadiaalam.com/blog  (2020)


Family docs OPEN for business! by Dr. Carolyn Malec  (2020)


Ive been in my office every day since the beginning of COVID in March, 2020. I work in a collegial group of 4 family docs part of a dying breed of family docs still doing in-patient care at Milton District Hospital (MDH). In March and April, the phones were pretty quiet but we all came to work every day. As the months have marched on, we are seeing more and more patients in-person.

 
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Fee-for-service needs an overhaul by Dr. Ali Damji  (2020)


Fee-for-service is long overdue for an overhaul to bring it to the 21st century realities of medicine. Our current fee-for-service prioritizes volume of care, which can improve access, but may come at the expense of providing comprehensive care that is patient centred. These days, with our aging population, the incredible advances that have been made in medicine, and the advent of electronic record systems that puts years of data at our finger tips, a visit is almost never a single issue, single code visit. Yet this is what our fee-for-service system assumes. And this is highly problematic and frustrating both for patients who want to see a doctor that looks at the entire problem, and physicians whose payment models dont incentivize them to practice medicine the way they want to or are trained to.

 
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COVID-19 Testing in Family Practice by Dr. Adam Chen  (2020)


According to Dr. Chen, testing for COVID-19 in a community primary care clinic can be simple, safe, and mindful of limited PPE.

 
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College of Family Physicians Blogs Aggregator


drnadiaalam.com/blog  (2020)


Family docs OPEN for business! by Dr. Carolyn Malec  (2020)


Ive been in my office every day since the beginning of COVID in March, 2020. I work in a collegial group of 4 family docs part of a dying breed of family docs still doing in-patient care at Milton District Hospital (MDH). In March and April, the phones were pretty quiet but we all came to work every day. As the months have marched on, we are seeing more and more patients in-person.

 
| Dr. Carolyn Malec | report a broken link | suggest a resource

Fee-for-service needs an overhaul by Dr. Ali Damji  (2020)


Fee-for-service is long overdue for an overhaul to bring it to the 21st century realities of medicine. Our current fee-for-service prioritizes volume of care, which can improve access, but may come at the expense of providing comprehensive care that is patient centred. These days, with our aging population, the incredible advances that have been made in medicine, and the advent of electronic record systems that puts years of data at our finger tips, a visit is almost never a single issue, single code visit. Yet this is what our fee-for-service system assumes. And this is highly problematic and frustrating both for patients who want to see a doctor that looks at the entire problem, and physicians whose payment models dont incentivize them to practice medicine the way they want to or are trained to.

 
| Dr. Ali Damji | report a broken link | suggest a resource

COVID-19 Testing in Family Practice by Dr. Adam Chen  (2020)


According to Dr. Chen, testing for COVID-19 in a community primary care clinic can be simple, safe, and mindful of limited PPE.

 
| Dr. Adam Chen | report a broken link | suggest a resource