Just an old country doctor
University of Toronto Medical School, Class 1990 <br> Chief Resident 1991 <br> Certificante of College of Family Physicians of Canada 1992 <br> Medical Staff Executive, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 1993-1996 <br> Chief of Family Practice, Collingwood General and Marine Hospital 1996-1999 <br> Coroner for Ontario 2001 - ongoing <br> Fellowship in Family Medicine, College of Family Physicians of Canada, 2002 <br> Founding Physician Georgian Bay Family Health Network 2004 <br> Chair of Board, Georgian Bay Family Health Team - 2007-2013 <br> Academic appointments - University of Toronto (Lecturer in Medicine), McMaster University (Assistant Clinical Professor), Queen's University (Assistant Clinical Professor). <br> Winner - Regional Family Physician of the Year (Ontario College of Family Physicians) - 2011 <br> Winner - Queen's Diamond Jubilee Award - 2013 <br> Section of General and Family Practice Executive, OMA - 2016 to current
Dan's Law is a private member's bill that died when Wynne prorogued the legislature. But she can still make it up.
Why do the Liberals keep using the same tactics that have failed the patients of Ontario so spectacularly over the past four years?
04/05/2018 16:47 EDT
Bureaucratic impediments and regulations make simple, common-sense solutions to fight climate change a no-go in Ontario.
03/20/2018 11:38 EDT
Resorting to alternative facts can't hide that Eric Hoskins' tenure has been disastrous for Ontario health care.
03/06/2018 12:44 EST
The province desperately needs a leader who can deliver on a true conservative promise of reduced government waste, less taxes and a pro-business climate.
02/13/2018 14:32 EST
We need to continue to divest ourselves from any politicians that have espoused the politics of hate and division.
01/15/2018 10:55 EST
The looming shortage of comprehensive family physicians has the potential to decimate the health care system.
01/10/2018 11:26 EST
If we're going to get through this health care crisis, you're going to have to work with front-line physicians like myself.
12/21/2017 14:47 EST
We know the hospital system has no surge capacity. If you are already at 110 per cent, where's the room to surge?
11/13/2017 14:20 EST
One thing that is undeniably certain after reading the #CanadaWAITS tweets: we deserve much better health care than we are getting.
11/06/2017 12:02 EST
Why can't Eric Hoskins and Bob Bell see that they are repeating past mistakes?
09/25/2017 14:03 EDT
Politicians simply assume that doctors will always be there to do the work, no matter the working conditions
08/23/2017 12:24 EDT
Part of the problem is that when there are so many bureaucrats, we get a phenomenon referred to as "circling back."
07/24/2017 11:40 EDT
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne basically has little choice now. The differences are irreconcilable.
07/10/2017 14:21 EDT
Currently, the Hoskins/Bell legacy is not a pretty one. It's one of internecine disputes with doctors, laid-off nurses, hospital deficits, patients in stretchers for days and egregious wait times. At least with family medicine, they have an opportunity to begin to correct this mess.
06/13/2017 12:33 EDT
I can see that we are once again heading for the same situation as the late 1990s/early 2000s, when many medical trainees stopped going into comprehensive family medicine. The reasons then were due to increased workload, better opportunities in other specialties and an extremely poor relationship with the government of the day. To suggest that there was a crisis in family medicine would be dramatically understating the issue.
06/05/2017 02:21 EDT
This past weekend, the Ontario Medical Association (OMA), held its bi-annual council meeting. The council is the governing body of the OMA and sets policy for the organization. It was clear from the enthusiasm and the passion exhibited that the OMA has turned a new leaf.
05/09/2017 12:51 EDT
Last week, the Ontario Liberal Government released the specifics of the 2017-2018 Budget. From a health care perspective, what became startlingly evident, was that the Liberals seem to be unable to comprehend exactly how the health care system functions. They are seemingly unable or unwilling to look at the big picture when trying to solve problems.
05/04/2017 01:17 EDT
Kathleen Wynne may very well owe Unilateral Eric big for making her premier. But if Wynne is serious about governing the province properly, her next step must be to shuffle the most disastrous health minister Ontario has had in recent memory out of his portfolio.
04/24/2017 12:58 EDT
Last week, two health care stories in the news that got relatively little attention illustrated exactly what is wrong with the direction health care is taking in Ontario, under the leadership of its hapless Health Minister Eric Hoskins, and beleaguered Premier Kathleen Wynne.
02/21/2017 12:07 EST
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