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New Book & Services Help Doctors Address Retirement Issues

Retirement is the reward for a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice. You’ve earned the right to hang up your stethoscope and enjoy the good life: travel, golf, pursue a favourite hobby or take up a new one, whatever turns … Continue reading

TELEMEDICINE: JUST THE (RETIREMENT) TICKET

Recent blogs have addressed the issue of retirement. For some, “retirement” may be a four-letter word. But it’s not, and is, in fact, a stepping-stone to your life’s next chapter. If you’re considering retirement but still want to keep your … Continue reading

WHEN IS IT TIME FOR A DOCTOR TO RETIRE?

How long can – or should – doctors practice before hanging up their stethoscope? It’s a delicate issue, fraught with issues such as the difficulty of accepting the idea of aging and the ingrained notion that retirement represents the end … Continue reading

MANAGING RECORD STORAGE AND DISPOSAL

With the million and one things on doctors’ plates every day, you’d think management of their medical files wouldn’t be uppermost in their minds. Yet some of the questions most commonly asked by Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) members relate … Continue reading

RECORD-STORAGE HORROR STORY: AN OBJECT LESSON

If there’s one thing this summer’s massive Alberta floods taught us, it’s that patient medical records can be damaged in the blink of an eye. Patient files undoubtedly considered safe were destroyed by the historic floodwaters, creating monumental challenges for … Continue reading

RETIRING DOCTOR SPARKS PATHOLOGY CLOSURE

Where are all the doctors? It’s a crucial question, since these days, physician shortages are widespread — and not without consequences. In Bonnyville, Alta., for instance, Alberta Health Services (AHS) decided to close the hospital’s two-person pathology department rather than … Continue reading

How to Retire Gracefully

A recent blog posed the question, “when is it time to retire”? The hard truth is, declining physical and cognitive skills are an inevitable part of aging, so it’s crucial to hang up your stethoscope at the proper time, before … Continue reading

The Doctor Shortage is No Laughing Matter

A dancing doctor wearing a wig and cape? Facing a severe doctor shortage, the Ontario municipality of Chatham-Kent has produced a zany music video as a tool to recruit emergency room physicians. Riffing hilariously on the hit song Sexy and … Continue reading

5 Essential Tips on Closing Your Medical Practice

5 essential tips regarding medical practice closure Closing a medical practice is a complex undertaking and requires a carefully planned strategy. While there are many lists of things to remember for such an event, here are what we believe are 5 essential … Continue reading

The Proactive Patient

According to a recent CBC news article, in the weeks after delivering a child in July, 2008, a Toronto-area woman noticed a dead-fish smell emanating from her body. Isn’t that a disgusting scenario? Turns out the source of the smell … Continue reading