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Strategic Plan 2020-2025

Reading time: < 1 minute The College has set the direction for the years 2020-2025 with a new strategic plan.

Approval of Premises Needed Before Services Provided to Patients

Reading time: 3 minutes Physicians are reminded that they can only perform procedures using certain types of anesthesia, including nerve blocks, in a non-hospital site if the premises has first been approved by the College.

Reducing the Risk of Receiving a Complaint

Reading time: 3 minutes Dr. Akbar Panju, a Vice Chair of the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, provides some advice for reducing the likelihood of receiving a complaint from a patient.

The Patient Perspective Needs to be Heard at the Planning Table

Reading time: 2 minutes The unique knowledge and experiences of patients and families must be incorporated into how health-care policies, programs and decisions are designed and implemented, said Julie Drury, chair of the province’s Patient and Family Advisory Council.

The Dynamo of Kirkland Lake

Reading time: 4 minutes He may be Toronto-born and bred, but Council Award recipient Dr. Mark Spiller says building a life and a medical practice in Kirkland Lake was one of the best moves of his life. His grateful patients are quick to agree.

A Fierce Advocate for her Patients

Reading time: 5 minutes Dr. Marie Gear, a recently retired family physician from Teeswater, Ontario, is honoured for her years of dedication to her patients and her community.

Pediatric Rheumatologist Honoured with Council Award

Reading time: 4 minutes Dr. Rayfel Schneider, an international leader in pediatric rheumatology, is presented with a Council Award for his clinical excellence and scientific contributions.

Opioid Prescribing

Reading time: 6 minutes Dr. Steve Bodley, past president of the CPSO, discusses legacy patients, guidelines and the importance of patient buy-in.

For Smart Medicine, Choose Wisely

Reading time: 4 minutes Many tests, treatments and procedures may be unnecessary. Open dialogues with patients never are. Discuss with your patients why a particular test might not be in their best interest.

Peers Helping Peers

Reading time: 8 minutes Caring for patients with opioid addiction and chronic pain can be challenging in the context of a family practice. However, help is available.

How to Treat Stigma

Reading time: 8 minutes The Mental Health Commission of Canada has reported that many people with mental health problems experience some of the most deeply felt stigma from front-line health-care professionals. We take a closer look in our Doc Talk Column.

Women in Medicine

Reading time: 5 minutes The number of female physicians will outnumber their male counterparts by 2030, projects a College report that has analyzed physician demographics in Ontario.