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It's really good to hear from an actual doctor involved at GHC, instead of rumours and hearsay.
Thank you for posting
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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.
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.
The same goes for ADHD drugs.
Walk in clinics or the ER will refill most prescriptions except for ADHD drugs or other narcotics.
Not really an ideal solution.....
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.
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.
Dr. Cook just started there. She received 1900 de-rostered patients.
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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