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Jimssm

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LETTER: Group Health doctor pens passionate defence of ‘incredibly special’ place

LETTER: Group Health doctor pens passionate defence of ‘incredibly special’ place

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Jimssm commented

It's really good to hear from an actual doctor involved at GHC, instead of rumours and hearsay.

Thank you for posting

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Colleges minister raised $24k from private college execs at meet and greet

Colleges minister raised $24k from private college execs at meet and greet

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Jimssm replied

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

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USW Local 2251 may take legal action over GHC governance model (update)

USW Local 2251 may take legal action over GHC governance model (update)

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Jimssm replied

One million a year ?

Actually less than half of that. And they don't get assigned a doctor.

It does create a strain on healthcare, but immigration is where we get many of our doctors.

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Jimssm replied

One fairly quick solution is to dramatically increase the number of Residency positions. It's expensive, but gets results fairly quickly.

A big bottleneck with internationally trained doctors is not being able to secure a residency match. Canadian-gratuated MD's get first pick, and international ones get what's left, which isn't much. So they often don't bother trying.

Residency for a GP is just 2 years, so the issue could be resolved fairly quickly.

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Group Health Centre addresses common questions as May 31 deadline looms for 10K patients

Group Health Centre addresses common questions as May 31 deadline looms for 10K patients

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Jimssm replied

The same goes for ADHD drugs.

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Jimssm replied

Walk in clinics or the ER will refill most prescriptions except for ADHD drugs or other narcotics.

Not really an ideal solution.....

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Jimssm replied

I don't think Health Care Connect has actually found anyone a doctor. Most new doctors get swamped with people seeking a GP long before they have to actually go looking for them.

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Jimssm replied

I believe the doctors at Group Health are paid a salary by Group Health. They are not 'shedding patients'. It is Group Health that has too many patients for the number of available doctors.

In the rostering system, there is a maximum number of patients that a doctor is allowed to carry. If a doctor chooses to accept fewer patients, they are NOT being 'entitled', they may just want a personal life, raise a family, see their kids grow up, not burn themselves out, etc. AND, fewer rostered patients means less income.

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Jimssm replied

@ caringone

Dr. Cook just started there. She received 1900 de-rostered patients.

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GFL commits to pay full cost of New Year’s ball(?) drop

GFL commits to pay full cost of New Year’s ball(?) drop

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Jimssm replied

Apparently you think the City can't do more than one thing at a time.

Maybe donate some money (like GFL is doing) to the causes you think are worth it.

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