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Ontario doctor's licence suspended after accepting $700K in loans from patients

TORONTO — An Ontario doctor’s licence has been suspended after he solicited and accepted more than $700,000 in loans from two patients, most of which he has failed to repay, according to a penalty decision released by the doctors’ regulatory body. 471 more words

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Toronto doctor committed sexual act on patient, College of Physicians rules

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TORONTO – A Toronto doctor engaged in “sexual impropriety” with a teenage patient during a medical appointment, Ontario’s medical watchdog has ruled. 345 more words

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"I don't feel comfortable treating you."

Today I had an appointment with a potential family doctor. My midwife and psychiatrist encouraged me to get on as I am pregnant and will also need one for my child’s healthcare. 881 more words

Mental Health

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

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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

Politics

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

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