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The OCFP provides high-quality, evidence-based education, promotes family doctor leadership and advocates for the vital role of family doctors in Ontario’s health-care system. With 10,500 members, we are the provincial Chapter of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and are an essential voice for family medicine in Ontario.
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Curiousity, Collaboration and Continuity: The Fine Points of Family Medicine

Dr. Cheryl Wagner with a patient

Before there was the Internet, and before coordinated local, and even global, efforts became the norm for frightening infectious diseases, there was Dr. Cheryl Wagner and a handful of her colleagues serving, perhaps unknowingly, as role models for the power of collaboration in family medicine. Dr. Wagner, pictured here with one of her patients, was recognized as an OCFP Family Physician of the Year in 2016. 

Read about her work over three decades caring for some of the most marginalized groups in Canada's largest city.

OCFP Announces New CEO

The OCFP has announced the appointment of Leanne Clarke as its Chief Executive Officer. An experienced health-system leader, Ms. Clarke assumes the role on July 17.

Read the OCFP announcement of Ms. Clarke's appointment.
Learn more about the OCFP's new CEO.

Grow Your Family With a Family Physician

Family physicians deliver more than 11,000 babies in Ontario each year. The OCFP is working to raise awareness of the role of family doctors in maternity care, including the important focus on the overall health - mental and physical - of families and pregnant women.

Read information for women and families about Family Practice Maternity Care.

Watch “Grow Your Family With a Family Physician”. [4:25] 

Navigating the Opioid Crisis

June 24, 2017

Recent actions by governments, regulators and other policymakers underline the urgency of the opioid crisis. With patients and families suffering greatly, we, the doctors on the front lines of this issue, are grappling with what recent and upcoming developments mean for our practices and especially how these changes affect patients living with complex issues related to pain. The OCFP is committed to helping family physicians continue to provide quality care at this critical time.

Read Dr. Glenn Brown's message to members and a Q&A with the OCFP Collaborative Mentoring Networks' Drs. Arun Radhakrishnan and Leah Skory.

Two Doses: Mumps Information from Public Health Ontario

April 11, 2017

There has been an increase in mumps activity in Ontario with most cases reported in 18 to 35 year olds.   Due to historical changes in Ontario’s immunization schedule those born between approximately 1970 and 1992 have likely received only one dose of the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine.  To decrease the risk of transmission, anyone born after 1970 should be appropriately immunized with two doses of mumps-containing vaccine.

See more information on PHO's website.

OCFP Program Recognized as Leader of Change

April 6, 2017

The OCFP’s Practising Wisely: Reducing Unnecessary Testing and Treatment program is highlighted in a new report from Health Quality Ontario that looks at successful programs implemented by clinical leaders to provide and improve quality care by reducing unnecessary care to patients across Ontario. 

Practising Wisely focuses on reducing over-prescribing, over-imaging, over-screening and over-monitoring using the latest evidence and tools, and aligns closely with the Choosing Wisely Canada campaign. Learn more and register for an upcoming workshop.

The Paradox of Putting Patients First Without Engaging Family Physicians

On Dec. 7, 2016, the provincial government passed Bill 41, the omnibus bill that will enable Patients First. The OCFP is disheartened that the bill is now law when there is a deep and growing impasse between the Ontario government and physicians.
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