TORONTO – A city cardiologist charged with professional misconduct didn’t perform physician exams on some patients, and that may have, in one case, resulted in a death that could have been prevented, an expert witness told a disciplinary hearing at The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. 1,066 more words
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TORONTO – Ontario doctors will be permitted to provide assistance in dying to eligible patients within Canada who qualify for publicly funded health care as the federal government works to legislate doctor-assisted suicide. 379 more words
Female patients of a Windsor psychiatrist are being warned in advance of sitting down with the doctor that he is up on sexual assault charges and that a chaperone must also attend their appointments. 730 more words
A Toronto woman was incensed after receiving a letter from her doctor asking for an annual $150 fee.
The letter from Wellpoint Family Practice cites recent cuts to doctors fees, the clinic’s after-hours service and quality of care in appealing for the fee. 1,323 more words
TORONTO – A devastated couple is searching for answers after their 22-day-old baby died when a circumcision went wrong.
Ryan Heydari died in January 2013 after losing over one-third of his entire blood volume resulting from the procedure. 372 more words
In an apparent first for Canada, the country’s largest medical regulator has drafted a patients’ bill of rights, but some doctors are objecting to its “vague” assertion that patients’ needs always be made paramount. 659 more words