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May 1st Declared as Canada’s National Doctor’s Day

Doctor's Day Physician

Once a year, we have an opportunity to recognize and celebrate all the important contributions physicians make to the health and well being of patients in their communities, and their leadership and advocacy to promote high quality care for patients. This year, for the first time, the Canadian Medical Association officially declared May 1stas National…


Anesthesia Section Delegate (2018)

Thank you for considering my nomination to represent you once again as a delegate for the section of Anesthesia. As a member of the Executive with OMA’s section of Anesthesia as a Member at Large, I will continue to be a vocal voice on your behalf. Briefly, I am an Anesthesiologist at Trillium Health Partners…


Ontario’s Healthcare System is Burning Out

  Doctors provide dedicated around the clock front-line patient care 365 days a year. From family doctors to emergency physicians, medical specialists to surgeons and anesthesiologists, we all strive to provide timely and exceptional care to patients. It is very distressing and stressful for us when we cannot deliver on that. Several years of underfunding…


Time to get your Flu Shot

It’s flu shot season and the mightiest will brag they never get sick and others will complain that despite getting the flu shot, they still got sick. Will getting the flu shot prevent you from getting sick this winter? If you got the flu shot in the past but still got sick, does that mean…


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 (2017)

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. …