FAMILY MEDICINE MATTERS

WHAT WE DO

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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NEWS & FEATURES

Welcome New Residents and New Family Physicians

As new family medicine residents enter their chosen programs and newly graduated family physicians enter practice, OCFP President Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery welcomes these new colleagues to family medicine in the latest edition of Family Medicine Matters - The OCFP Blog.
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Lyme Disease: Keeping it Top of Mind

'Tis the season to think about Lyme disease and Dr. Sarah Newbery discusses the importance of prevention, tick removal and early diagnosis and management.
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Update on Medical Assistance in Dying

Physicians and nurse practitioners are legally permitted to assist in the death of a competent and consenting adult with a grievous and irremediable medical condition who is suffering intolerably and whose death is reasonably foreseeable. More information will be available in a few days. On June 17, 2016, the federal government’s Bill C-14 received royal assent and is now law.
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Caring for Transgender Patients

Family physicians play an important role in ensuring transgender patients receive respectful, effective and appropriate health care. However according to a 2015 TransPulse Project survey of transgender patients in Ontario, approximately half of respondents reported feelings of discomfort discussing transgender health issues with their doctor. 
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OTN eConsult Powers Quicker Responses From Specialists

Family physicians and nurse practitioners can now get a response to their clinical questions in less than five days thanks to eConsult, a Ministry of Health and Long Term Care funded service available through the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
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