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6 hrs ago | The Independent & Free Press

There's a new doc in town

Dr. Brent Lamptey has joined the Georgetown Medical Associates at 199 Princess Anne Drive in Georgetown.

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Related Topix: Canada, Medicine

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Daily Mail

12,000 MORE patients are cut from GP lists in cost-saving drive by...

At least 11,894 have been wrongly removed in the past year after failing to respond to a letter confirming their address, an investigation has found.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Greater London County, England

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Residency program begins at clinic, hospital

Whether it's helping out in Forrest General Hospital 's Hospital Care Services , seeing patients at Hattiesburg Clinic or assisting with surgeries in the operating room, Primeaux and Wilkinson - along with four other physicians - are cutting their teeth in Mississippi's newest family medicine residency program, which welcomed its inaugural class of ... (more)

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Related Topix: Mississippi, Louisiana State University

Fri Aug 29, 2014

GlobalNews

Staggering stat: one in four in Central Okanagan don't have family doctor

Unless you're one of the ones searching, the numbers will likely surprise you. According to a recent survey, it's estimated 25 per cent or roughly 45,000 people between Peachland and Lake Country don't have a family doctor.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Canada

Independent.ie

Unhappy doctors planning protest march on Dail

Family doctors are planning to down their stethoscopes and march on the Dail for the first time in their history in protest at funding cuts which they say are putting patients at risk.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Northern Life

City short docs, but numbers might be higher than you think

Ryan Humeniuk, the City of Greater Sudbury's physician recruitment co-ordinator, says the Northern Ontario School of Medicine has helped address Sudbury's doctor shortage.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Ontario (Ontario, CA), Sault Ste. Marie, MI

CBC News

More doctors, nursing homes needed to improve health system

Daniel McHardie has been a reporter with CBC.ca in New Brunswick since 2008. He also co-hosts the CBC political podcast Spin Reduxit.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Brunswick, NJ

CBC News

Doctors offer prescription for health-care reform

Dr. Lynn Hansen is president of the New Brunswick Medical Society. She is an anaesthesiologist at the Dr. Everett Chalmbers Hospital in Fredericton.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Brunswick, NJ, Long Term Care, Health

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Talkback: Me and my Doctor

Today as the debate over the proposed $7 Medicare co-payment continues we look at the special relationship you have with your doctor.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Medicine

Sys-Con Media

New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications

The Coalition will initially focus its efforts on college students. Although reported rates of nonmedical use vary, a 2013 study at one large public university indicated that 9.3 percent1 of college students reported nonmedical use of prescription stimulant medication in the past year.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, ADHD

Wed Aug 27, 2014

BayStreet.ca

Audio-Digest Foundation Announces the Release of Family Practice...

William R. Sonnenberg, MD, Family Medicine Physician, Staff Member, Titusville Area Hospital, Titusville, PA, and President, Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians, presented on Bronchiolitis/Respiratory Syncytial Virus and George C. Mejicano, MD, MS, Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Education, Oregon Health and Science ... (more)

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Related Topix: Medicine, Titusville, PA, Oregon Health & Science University, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Chicago, University of Kansas Medical Center

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Minnesota Medical Association Online

Physicians, Med Students Discuss Single Payer in Minnesota

Following the presentation, the MMA polled the group to gauge its view of single payer.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Health Care Policy, Health, Medicine, Health Insurance

The Asian Pacific Post

Input needed to improve patient care

Family doctors in Richmond are inviting residents to voice their opinions in a survey that will help shape the future of primary health care in their community.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Darlington and Stockton Times

Optimistic and Outgoing: Lynn Irwin of the Central Dales GP Practice

FIRST, the bad news. Over the next seven years, the Central Dales GP Practice, on which more than 4,500 of us depend for our health care, will lose A 74,000 thanks to complex changes to government funding for family doctors.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Mon Aug 25, 2014

24 Hours

A wave of doctors will hit retirement age in the next decade in B.C.

People in B.C. are scrambling to find a family doctor as general practitioners retire with nobody to take over their practice.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Personal Finance, Retirement

The London Free Press

Should family doctors start punching the clock?

Ontario family doctors have long set their own hours, but that might have to change if patients are to be better served, a London doctor says.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Sunday Herald

GPs warn of threat looming for rural patients

FAMILY doctors have warned that patients will suffer unless action is taken to address a crisis facing GPs in rural and remote areas.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Altus Times

Hospital adds family practice specialist

Jackson County Memorial Hospital welcomes Kimberly Wirths, M.D., to the Medical Clinic at 201 South Park Lane in Altus.

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Related Topix: Medicine, University of Missouri Kansas City, Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Policy changes may help attract young physicians

The Obama administration's decision to pay doctors for coordinating the treatment of chronically ill Medicare patients could mean hundreds of thousands a year in new revenue for primary-care practices, a perk that could help draw young physicians to the field.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicare, Health, Medicine, Medicaid

Fri Aug 22, 2014

CBC News

Liberals pledge a family doctor for every New Brunswicker

The Liberals say every New Brunswicker will have a family doctor by 2018, if they are elected in the upcoming provincial election.

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Related Topix: Medicine, North Brunswick, NJ

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