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Dr. Michael Lee Poy

Dr. Michael Lee-Poy named Ontario Family Physician of the Year

November 27, 2017

Dr. Michael Lee-Poy of Kitchener-Waterloo has been named 2017 Ontario Family Physician of the Year. Named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin, College of Family Physicians of Canada Executive Director from 1985 to 1996, the Award is given to one of the seven OCFP Regional Physicians of the Year.

The OCFP Awards represent a celebration of family medicine, recognizing the outstanding skill, knowledge and dedication of family doctors across the province and the vital work they do to keep Ontarians healthy.

Read Dr. Lee-Poy's remarks at the 2017 OCFP Awards Ceremony.

  • 2017 OCFP Awards Recipients
  • Backgrounder: 2017 OCFP Awards - November 2017
  • Learn about past Award recipients - 2016 | 2015

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    MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy - Now certified!

    October 31, 2017

    The OCFP is pleased to announce certification of the MSK Education: Joint Assessment Made Easy program. Registration is currently open for sessions in Toronto and Ottawa for this 3-credit-per hour Group Learning program, now certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 21.0 Mainpro+ credits.

    Developed in collaboration with Dr. Janice Harvey, this comprehensive hands-on full-day workshop enables participants to develop an organized and efficient physical exam of the major joints of the musculoskeletal system, and to identify and differentiate between the various mechanisms of common musculoskeletal injuries.
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    Coverage for Prescription Medications through OHIP+ : What Family Physicians Need to Know

    October 31, 2017

    As announced by the Ontario Government this past spring, starting January 1, 2018, Ontarians 24 years old or younger will be able to get their prescription medications for free. Coverage will be automatic, with no upfront costs. 

    To help answer common questions family physicians may have about the changes, the OCFP has prepared a brief Q&A .

    A fact-sheet for prescribers is also available from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and additional questions or comments about about OHIP+ may be emailed to: OHIPplus@ontario.ca.

    Stronger Together: Inspiring New Ways of Caring

    October 23, 2017

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    The OCFP and the Ontario Hospital Association have jointly developed an Ideabook to showcase the many creative and successful initiatives that exist throughout Ontario which are designed to strengthen relationships between family physicians and hospitals, and address the challenges patients face when they transition from one health-care setting to another.

    We are pleased to share this new resource - Stronger Together: Family Physicians and Hospitals Inspiring New Ways of Caring. [1.4 MB PDF]

    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.