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Time to get your Flu Shot

It’s flu shot season and the mightiest will brag that they never get sick and others complain that despite getting the flu shot, they still got sick in the past. If you get the flu shot, does that mean you won’t get sick this winter? If you got the flu shot in the past but…


Open Letter to All Canadian Politicians

Dear Sir/Madam, I am an Anesthesiologist practicing in Mississauga, Ontario and I am writing to express my concerns and opposition to Federal Finance Minister Morneau’s proposed tax reforms for professional corporations. Specifically I am worried about the negative impact on hard working small business owners, including Physicians. Doctors are highly trained and specialized in their…


Anesthesiologists Choosing Wisely and Saving Millions

Doctors across Canada are sympathetic towards patients and the immense strain the healthcare system is under. Many of us have been involved in a campaign with Choosing Wisely Canada to reduce unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures, which cost the healthcare system millions of dollars and provide no added benefit to patient care. As Anesthesiologists, we…


Binding Interest Arbitration – An Opportunity To Move Forward

It has been a tough five years for Ontario’s Physicians, but we continue to persevere. Repeated and largely unanswered unilateral action, disrespect and vilification by the Ontario Government have had a deep impact. Last summer, the membership made it clear that the next Physician Services Agreement (PSA) must be negotiated with binding arbitration in place….


May 1st – Doctor’s Day

Over the last four years, physicians have faced increasing pressures from multiple sources.  Despite this, physicians have continued to provide exceptional care and have continued to put patients first, each and every day. May 1st is officially designated as Doctor’s Day in Ontario.  It marks the birthday of Canada’s first female physician, Dr. Emily Stowe. …


District 5 Delegate

Thank you for considering my nomination to represent you as a District 5 delegate. Briefly, I am an Anesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga.  Currently I am on the Executive of the Professional Staff Association and over the past several years I have been the site lead for our Pre-Op Clinic.  In 2014, I…


Who says there is no crisis in Healthcare?

Today, many surgeries were cancelled because there was no physical space in the hospital for patients to go to after their operations.  The hospital was, for all intents and purposes, FULL. Hospitals have been inundated with a surge of influenza and other flu like illnesses putting an added strain on the already overcrowded emergency departments. …


My Letter to the Standing Committee on Bill 41

To the Standing Committee on BILL #41: Thank you for giving me the opportunity to present my concerns regarding Bill 41, the Patients First Act.  My name is Dr. Rohit Kumar and I have worked as an Anesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, Ontario for the past 10 years.  I am currently the Treasurer…


Ontario’s Government is putting your Healthcare at RISK

Physicians put patients first each and every day.  When people are sick or unwell, we see it not only as our duty, but our responsibility to take care of your health. In the spring of 2014 our Physician Services Contract expired.  The year before in 2013, physicians agreed to a pay cut and to work…


Will you hold the Government accountable for your Healthcare?

Over the last while, you have heard a lot of opinions about the state of our healthcare system.  There is no question that the cost of healthcare is large and Ontario’s people are smart enough to appreciate that.  It is refreshing to see the media questioning the approach that the current government has taken to your healthcare spending. The people…