Ontario Doctors

Ontario Doctors Reject Liberals' Latest Fee Deal

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics

Health Minister Eric Hoskins said he's disappointed by the decision.

No, New Deal Won't Force Ontario Doctors To 'Ration' Health Care

Kaif Pardhan | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Kaif Pardhan

Many voting against the PSA argue that a fixed budget prevents physicians from providing necessary care to patients. No one is suggesting this. Patients who need care will be seen, necessary tests and surgeries will be done, family and specialist clinics will still see patients and physicians will continue to get paid to provide these services.

Navigating Uncertainty In The New Ontario Physicians Deal

Nadia Alam | Posted 08.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

Merits and failings of the contract aside, many wonder about the aftermath of this vote. Ratify the contract and what -- ration care and pinch pennies? Reject the contract and what -- face a vengeful government's unilateral cuts? The uncertainty inherent in the contract is mirrored by the uncertainty of the unilateral actions that we have weathered for the past 18 months.

Ontario Physicians Vote Clouded By Myths, Mistrust And Anger

Kaif Pardhan | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Politics
Kaif Pardhan

These are challenging times for physicians, governments and patients. We need to have peace and we need to rebuild trust in order to improve the health system in Ontario and the health of our patients. After 18 months of scorched earth tactics we are open to trying something different.

Stop The Spin And Let Ontario Doctors Vote Their Conscience

Nadia Alam | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

The OMA ramped up their aggressive endorsement: ads appeared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Calls for a balanced discussion were met with threats from the OMA: "it's either the PSA or more cuts." Rules govern how such votes occur. The OMA's methods rigged the votes towards a "yes," seemingly breaching them all.

Ontario's Health Minister Is A Master Of Misdirection

Nadia Alam | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Nadia Alam

We need health-care reform. To do that, we need an honest conversation between patients, government and front-line workers about what can be covered, what should be covered and what must be covered. We can't have it all. So we need to talk about what we all can have. To get there, doctors must be part of the conversation.

Ontario Needs To Do More About Doctors Who Abuse Patients

Lorian Hardcastle | Posted 01.08.2016 | Canada Living
Lorian Hardcastle

Ontario's College of Physicians and Surgeons receives numerous deeply concerning reports of doctors sexually abusing their patients each year despite the adoption of a "zero tolerance" approach to such abuse 20 years ago. This persistent problem has eroded public trust in doctor self-regulation.

Ontario Is The Worst Place To See Doctors Quickly

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.17.2015 | Canada Living

Only 44% of residents can get a same-day or next-day appointment.

Ontario Doctors Group Sues Government Over Fee Cuts

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Politics

The health minister argued Ontario's doctors are among the best-paid in the country with an average salary of more than $358,000.

Dear Eric Hoskins - Please Return to Good Faith Negotiations

Sohail Gandhi | Posted 10.08.2016 | Canada Politics
Sohail Gandhi

Dr. Hoskins, you in particular have been very fortunate to have worked in many positions where you could be in charge, and set you own terms. While you clearly understand the hard work, dedication and passion it takes to get through medical school and residency, I don't think you appreciate the frustration that comes when, after all that, your voice is not accepted when you advocate for your patients.

Ontario NDP: Liberals Want To Paint Doctors As 'Money Hungry'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Politics

The opposition parties accuse the Ontario government of needlessly picking a fight with doctors.

As a Family Doctor, Ontario's Latest Cuts to Physicians Make Me Want to Quit

Dr. Ming Yu | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Dr. Ming Yu

Ask yourself this: Do you have to pay back part of your salary because your employer is poorly run and losing money? Do you have to start saving six months in advance for potentially not being paid two and half months and not being told exactly how much until only months before you're getting the cuts?

Ontario Defends Medical Residency Cuts Amid Doctor Shortage

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Health Minister Eric Hoskins is defending the Ontario government's decision to eliminate 50 medical residency positions when hundreds of thousands of people don't have a family doctor.

Ontario Doctors' Deal With Province Cuts Costs, Changes Services

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.08.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario doctors have endorsed a new deal with the province that will see some services scaled back and others modernized in order to find sa...

McGuinty Makes A Deal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario's cash-strapped government reversed some earlier fee cuts that were supposed to save $340 million a year to reach a new agreement wi...

Not All Self-Referring Docs Are Greedy

Irfan Dhalla | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Irfan Dhalla

Some evidence suggests that about one-third of the tests doctors order are unnecessary -- and doctors make a pretty penny on those tests. Recently the Ontario government announced that it is reducing OHIP fees by 50 per cent in situations where self-referral has occurred. The government has good reason to be interested in this issue, but cutting fees for self-referral isn't the answer.

Ontario Urges United Front On Doctors' Pay

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.13.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Ontario is urging other provinces to stand together on how much they pay doctors, something the head of the province's medical association s...

Bad News For Doctors In Ontario

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Several hundred fees paid to Ontario doctors are going under the knife as the province's minority Liberals forge ahead with a wage freeze fo...