Gary Bloch

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Why All Doctors Should Prescribe Tax Returns

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 8:20 AM

Tax season is upon us and my practice is humming. I am not an accountant, I am a family doctor. My patients are not bank executives, they are largely people who live in poverty, many who are homeless and on social assistance. Yet I have set out to remind my...

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What Ontario's Next Premier Needs to Tackle

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 4:37 PM

In November of 2010, the Ontario government announced a review of the province's social assistance system. Health providers took note. After listening to story after story of the challenges faced by our patients who live under a degrading and inadequate welfare regime, many of us held out hope that a...

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A Healthier Society Starts With Income Equality

(10) Comments | Posted October 22, 2012 | 5:32 PM

Tom, 46 years old and a skilled carpenter, came into my office the other day. He has not worked for the last eight years since he hurt his back in a car accident. He is often depressed and spends days at home, sometimes without leaving his bed. He used up...

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