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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 more than 12,000 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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    OCFP/CFPC Letter to Members: CPSO's Guidance for Emergency Medicine in Rural Practice

    April 24, 2018

    Members have expressed concerns about the recently released College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) guidance document: Expectations of Physicians Not Certified in Emergency Medicine Intending to include Emergency Medicine as part of their Rural Practice - Changing Scope of Practice Process. The OCFP and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) continue to champion the high-quality training of family physicians, as well as the value of a generalist scope of practice and training that includes emergency care. This is reflected by the OCFP’s feedback to the CPSO during its consultations in Spring 2017. We will continue to engage the CPSO’s leadership on this matter to share your concerns and ensure an unwavering focus on the best possible patient care.

    Green Office Toolkit

    April 18, 2018

    Green Office Toolkit coverThe impact of the health-care sector on the environment is measurable. 

    In time for Earth Month, the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) has published a Green Office Toolkit, to help "green" your health-care practices. Important to know upfront - having a green office doesn’t have to be costly. In fact, the benefits of a green office can include cost savings, as well as a healthier office environment, and improved patient and staff experience.

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    Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention 

      April 13, 2018

    Certified CPD! Are you looking to improve your confidence in screening, diagnosing and optimizing care for patients with osteoporosis, including those with moderate risk?

    With an emphasis on active learning, Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention is developed from the "Assessment, Treatment and Follow-up of Osteoporosis and Falls" program and addresses pressing topics in this challenging area.

    From osteoporosis-related fractures, secondary causes and current care gaps, to pharmacological treatment options, opportunities for non-pharmacological treatment and drug holidays, small-group discussions and case analyses bring to life the latest evidence you can apply in practice. 

    Navigating the Opioid Crisis

    April 2018

    Doctors are on the front lines of this issue as they continue to care for 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.

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    The CARE Course Now in Ontario

    February 27, 2018 

    The OCFP is piloting The Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies (CARE) Course in Ontario as part of a rural medicine initiative of the Collaborative Mentoring Networks. The CARE Course is designed to offer healthcare providers working in isolated areas opportunities to hone their emergency response skills. On Feb. 28-29, the Ontario pilot of The CARE Course, which originated in British Columbia, brings together nurses, family physicians and paramedics from Wiarton and Lion’s Head/Tobermory. 

    Practising Wisely in Dialogue magazine

    Help With Avoiding the Diagnostic Cascade

    February 2, 2018

    The OCFP’s Practising Wisely program was featured in a recent article in the CPSO’s Dialogue magazine. The article describes the program's use of real-life scenarios and support for shared decision-making, and highlights perspectives from Dr. Peter Kuling and Dr. Jobin Varughese, co-chairs of the Practising Wisely Planning Committee, and Dr. Jennifer Young, who was the first course director.

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    OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare

    December 21, 2017

    Under OHIP+ Children and Youth Pharmacare, OHIP-insured children and youth aged 24 years and under in Ontario will be able to get their prescription medications at no cost when they visit an Ontario pharmacy. Enrollment will be automatic, with no costs (i.e. no co-payment and no deductible). 

    Learn what family physicians need to know and do to avoid gaps in their patients' coverage.
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    Supporting a Strategy to Improve Health and Quality of Life for Low-Income Ontarians

    December 18, 2017
    Family physicians are acutely aware of how poverty affects health. We have demonstrated efforts to ensure equity and access to comprehensive primary health, and are committed to advocating for policies that support vulnerable populations and lead to healthier outcomes.

    The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) have sent a letter to the Minister of Community and Social Services in support of "A Roadmap for Change", the report of the Income Security Reform Working Group which offers a comprehensive strategy to modernize income security in Ontario.  

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    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.

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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.