7 hrs ago
Staggering stat: one in four in Central Okanagan don't have family doctor
Unless you're one of the ones searching, the numbers will likely surprise you. According to a recent survey, it's estimated 25 per cent or roughly 45,000 people between Peachland and Lake Country don't have a family doctor.
7 hrs ago
Unhappy doctors planning protest march on Dail
Family doctors are planning to down their stethoscopes and march on the Dail for the first time in their history in protest at funding cuts which they say are putting patients at risk.
15 hrs ago
City short docs, but numbers might be higher than you think
Ryan Humeniuk, the City of Greater Sudbury's physician recruitment co-ordinator, says the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has helped address Sudbury's doctor shortage.
More doctors, nursing homes needed to improve health system
Daniel McHardie has been a reporter with CBC.ca in New Brunswick since 2008. He also co-hosts the CBC political podcast Spin Reduxit.
Doctors offer prescription for health-care reform
Dr. Lynn Hansen is president of the New Brunswick Medical Society. She is an anaesthesiologist at the Dr. Everett Chalmbers Hospital in Fredericton.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Talkback: Me and my Doctor
Today as the debate over the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment continues we look at the special relationship you have with your doctor.
New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications
The Coalition will initially focus its efforts on college students. Although reported rates of nonmedical use vary, a 2013 study at one large public university indicated that 9.3 percent1 of college students reported nonmedical use of prescription stimulant medication in the past year.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Family Practice...
William R. Sonnenberg, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Staff Member, Titusville Area Hospital, Titusville, PA, and President, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, presented on Bronchiolitis/Respiratory Syncytial Virus and George C. Mejicano, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Education, Oregon Health and Science ... (more)
Tue Aug 26, 2014
The Asian Pacific Post
Input needed to improve patient care
Family doctors in Richmond are inviting residents to voice their opinions in a survey that will help shape the future of primary health care in their community.
Darlington and Stockton Times
Optimistic and Outgoing: Lynn Irwin of the Central Dales GP Practice
FIRST, the bad news. Over the next seven years, the Central Dales GP Practice, on which more than 4,500 of us depend for our health care, will lose A 74,000 thanks to complex changes to government funding for family doctors.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
A wave of doctors will hit retirement age in the next decade in B.C.
People in B.C. are scrambling to find a family doctor as general practitioners retire with nobody to take over their practice.
The London Free Press
Should family doctors start punching the clock?
Ontario family doctors have long set their own hours, but that might have to change if patients are to be better served, a London doctor says.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
GPs warn of threat looming for rural patients
FAMILY doctors have warned that patients will suffer unless action is taken to address a crisis facing GPs in rural and remote areas.
Hospital adds family practice specialist
Jackson County Memorial Hospital welcomes Kimberly Wirths, M.D., to the Medical Clinic at 201 South Park Lane in Altus.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Policy changes may help attract young physicians
The Obama administration's decision to pay doctors for coordinating the treatment of chronically ill Medicare patients could mean hundreds of thousands a year in new revenue for primary-care practices, a perk that could help draw young physicians to the field.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker
The Liberals say every New Brunswicker will have a family doctor by 2018, if they are elected in the upcoming provincial election.
Like it or not, urgent care centers are here to stay
These are the places that are often referred to as "minor emergency rooms," or "doc-in-a-box" outfits.
Survey to address Richmond's doctor shortage
Dr. Jack Kliman fears for the health of his patients after he retires, given the ever-worsening shortage of family doctors in Richmond.
The Daily Townsman
Interior Health asks for patience
The East Kootenay Regional Hospital is seeing increases in visits as a result of recent losses of family physicians in the community.