February 2018
Elgin Primary Care Update from
Dr. Kellie Scott & Dr. Melissa Tenbergen
Upcoming Events
SAVE THE DATE! Our next PCA Meeting for Elgin will be Thursday April 12, 2018 at 5:30pm .

Planned for the agenda - Addiction Assessment and Treatment in Elgin

See what you missed....You can find the minutes and presentations from the October, November, January and February meetings
at the PCA website link above.
Home and Community Care in Elgin
Do you know you have a Home and Community Care Coordinator assigned to your practice? If you haven't yet met yours, they can be a great resource to you and your practice population. Please contact Rebecca Sutcliffe (rebecca.sutcliffe@lhins.on.ca), Manager of Home and Community Care for Elgin to get connected.
Try an eConsult

Send a secure electronic consultation to a specialist in our region or beyond and bill K738 ($16.00) for asking a question and getting a specialist's advice!
  • get a quick answer to a question (average response time is 2.4 days, fastest is 4 minutes!).
  • save a patient waiting for an appointment with a specialist
  • save a patient travel to see a specialist
  • Reach 41 specialists (and growing) in our own LHIN. Familiar London specialists like Dr. Faisal Rehman (Nephrology), Dr. Sameer Elsayed (ID), Dr Chin-Yee (Hematology), Dr. Deric Morrison (Endocrinology), Dr. Jennie Wells (Geriatrics), Dr. Michael Borrie (Geriatrics), Dr. David McCormack (Respirology) and more are on there waiting for you to ask them a question.

Please email Julie Ridgewell jridgewell@otn.ca for more information on how to register. Find out more here .
MSK Strategy
Help us understand access to MSK care (spine, knee, hip) in Elgin as the LHIN develops their MSK strategy by answering this quick survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WRY6YPD

Find a list of Physiotherapists and Chiropractors in Elgin on the PCA website (link above).
South West LHIN MRI Forms

A reminder that the SW LHIN has moved to a  SINGLE MRI REQUISITION  for all MRI's in our LHIN.

For MRIs of spine or knee, the Choosing Wisely checklist (also available on website) must also be completed and sent as of Jan 30, 2018. For all other MRIs this is not needed.

Using older requisitions will likely lead to test being declined!
Remove old paper forms from your office and de-activate old custom forms from your EMRs!

PDF and EMR (Telus PS Suite and Accuro) versions of the new forms can be downloaded here
OCFP Awards

We have lots of great Family Physicians in Elgin! Let's nominate one of our colleagues for recognition by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. Forward names to Kellie or Melissa and we will help submit a nomination.
Suitable Nominees:
Any OCFP member or Family Practice who has been in good standing for at least 10 years, and has made a meaningful contribution in:
  • Providing exceptional care to their patients and practice populations.
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities.
  • Dedicating themselves to life-long learning and/or as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors.
  • Exemplifying the Four Principles of Family Medicine as defined by the College of Family Physicians of Canada:
  • The family physician is a skilled clinician
  • Family medicine is a community-based discipline
  • The family physician is a resource to a defined practice population
  • The patient-physician relationship is central to the role of the family physician
Dr. Kellie Scott & Dr. Melissa Tenbergen | Elgin Primary Care Alliance Co-Chairs kellie.d.scott@lhins.on.ca mtenbergen@elmdalefho.ca