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GROW YOUR FAMILY WITH A FAMILY PHYSICIAN      

PATIENT VOICES

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

OCFP Annual Meeting of Members

The OCFP will host its 55th Annual Meeting of Members (AMM) on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at the Annual Scientific Assembly (ASA). The agenda, with proxy form, will be posted on November 2 on the OCFP website; items will include Director and Officer elections, presentation of Audited Financial Statements and reports from the President and CEO.

OCFP Annual Meeting of Members
November 23, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Ballroom, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West, Toronto

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The OCFP is proud to be a partner of Change Day Ontario, part of a growing grassroots social movement that empowers individuals and teams to consider and do one thing that will improve compassionate quality care.

Change Day reminds us that we can make a difference through acts of change, big and small. It all starts with a pledge. Go to changedayontario.ca to make a pledge and join us in turning pledges into action.
Dr. Michael Malek

Not by Default: Family Medicine as a Calling

October 2, 2017

Dr. Michael Malek believes being a family physician is a calling, a conscious choice that's not to be made lightly. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. David Malek, and recalls tagging along on his father's hospital rounds and witnessing his strong devotion to his patients.

Read more about Dr. Malek, an OCFP Family Physician of the Year in 2016 - his work caring for patients and what he teaches younger doctors and would-be family doctors about avoiding burnout.

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.