Articles and Resources for Canadian Retiring, Relocating Physicians and Physician Estates

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Unattached Patient Programs – How Health Care Connect Helps Your Patients Locate New Physicians

  As you prepare to close your medical practice, you may feel concern over your patients’ ability to find a new health care practitioner. Of course, posting a notice in your office, mailing a letter to active patients or running … Continue reading

EMR or Retirement?… The Physician Dilemma

The decision to use an EMR when you’re close to retirement can be problematic for a physician. There is little doubt that the leap from paper to EMR is a quantum one. It may take many months to implement an … Continue reading

Saying Farewell to Patients

Since its start in 1997, RSRS has worked with hundreds of Canadian doctors who have closed their medical practices.  Whether retiring or relocating, saying farewell to your patients is never a simple task.  In many cases we see doctors who … Continue reading

Proper Drug Disposal Protocol for Closing Medical Practices

Now that you’ve decided retire and close your medical practice, have you given any thought to the disposal of medicines you have on hand? Whether expired or not, you will want to follow established protocols for disposing of FDA regulated … Continue reading

How To Notify Your Staff When Closing Your Medical Practice

Closing Your Medical Practice – Breakdown By Canadian Province

As a Canadian Physician who is considering closing your practice or taking an extended  leave,  you will want to do right by your patients,  but are perhaps unsure of your responsibilities and you may have certain particularities that don’t apply … Continue reading

How Are Patients Impacted When They Cannot Access Their Medical Records?

Medical Records are the footprints we make through the medical system – they are a chronology  of our medical history from birth onwards.  By the time we are middle-aged,  our medical history may be contained in many files held by … Continue reading

Record Retention – Pediatric Records

The issue of record retention is one of particular concern for a closing medical practitioner. For a retiring or relocating physician, or for the estate of a physician, one can either consult with the provincial College of Physicians and Surgeons or … Continue reading

A Timeline for Planning Practice Closure

Planning for your practice closure, like with most things in life, is best done in advance. While this may not always be possible, it makes a big difference when it happens. Practice closure is all about expectation management. The more … Continue reading