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Changes are coming to Mainpro. Watch this video to learn about the new program and what it means for you.
Family Medicine Matters
A Message From OCFP President
Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery
Measuring the Things That Matter
Patient experience surveys can provide feedback on the timeliness of access, friendliness of staff and provider access to history and past tests, but do they accurately measure health or improvement? This month Dr. Sarah-Lynn Newbery examines how family physicians can measure what really matters to patients.
Dr. Jose Silveira, is the Psychiatrist-in-Chief at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Co-Chair of the OCFP's Collaborative Mentoring Networks (CMHN/MMAP) and an OCFP CPD Faculty member who teaches the Mainpro-C accedited
Managing Uncertainty. Through this workshop, he helps family physicians approach mental health care with confidence, even when diagnosis isn't clear.
Choosing Wisely Canada
aims to help clinicians and patients engage in conversations about unnecessary tests and treatments. It is launching More Is Not Always Better, a new patient facing campaign designed to:
Promote the message that in medicine as it is in life, "more is not always better".
Educate patients about when they might need a particular test or treatment, and when they don't.
Encourage patients to talk with their doctor about unnecessary care.
Registration is also open for the OCFP's related
Best Practices workshop in Ottawa on April 13.
Going "Glo-Cal": Environmental Health Committee Update
Environmental Health Committee Update introduces new committee members - Dr. Mehvish Mehrani and Dr. Mike Benusic. Articles from Dr. Markus Faulhaber on lead exposure and PhD candidate Ellena Andoniou about the upcoming PEGASUS Conference, that aims to develop strategies for "glo-cal" environmental and health issues are also featured.