House Calls, #919, March 24, 2024: Criminal Minds, Smear jobs, gaslighting, and how all animals are equal but some are more equal than others. Guess the animal in question.

As family doctors start to retire in droves and the two million Ontarians without a family doctor will likely grow to close to four million in the next 3-5 years, let’s write an article about extra billing and how deceitful physicians are trying to keep their practices afloat whilst politicians have golden health insurance coverage that allows them to pay for private services that many less fortunate individuals cannot access.

Add to this that many graduating medical students are not choosing to train to become family doctors. I wonder why when certain politicians of a particular political bent seem to enjoy gaslighting physicians.

Your Calls and Comments:

  • Impetigo
  • Treatments for BPPV (vertigo)
  • Lack of interest in family medicine.
  • Paying for a better cataract lens
  • Persistent cough has caused chest wall pain. Is there anything to be done?
  • Extra Billing/Facility Fees explained