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Patient, 29, died because her cardiologist didn't take the time for a full exam, disciplinary tribunal hears

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


Interim guidelines set for doctor-assisted suicide in Ontario

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


Criminally charged psychiatrist barred from being alone with female patients

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

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Paying to be a patient? Toronto woman calls doctor's annual $150 fee request 'galling'

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


Do you need to find a Family Doctor?

3 Ways to Find a Health Care Provider:

  1. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s Doctor Search is a free service that provides information about Ontario physicians. 
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Parents seeking answer from Ontario medical watchdog after son bleeds to death from circumcision

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


Doctors object to ‘vague’ patient-first principle in medical regulator's draft bill of rights

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