"In a year, we've done more to attract doctors than in the previous decade," said DeCicco-Best.
I have a family doctor. Why don't you?
City council is congratulating themselves after announcing two new doctors and a 57 year old pediatrician will be opening up practice in London thanks to more cash from the almighty province. And the bankrupt Adopt-A-Doc incentive program has received $10,000 more dollars in donations. Reason to celebrate? I think not:
It's estimated up to 30,000 Londoners do not have a family doctor.As the population grows, so will the shortage of doctors so long as the government continues to prevent private clinics from providing services to willing customers, while at the same time helping some municipalities and regions jump the queue at the expense of the others with your money. Count yourself "fortunate" if you are so unfortunate to lay your mat in a designated "underserviced" area.
Breaking News!! from the London Free Press website. Londoners lacking a doctor flock to the reported practicing site of Dr. Huma Alam, one of two physicians expected to practice in our foggy city, only to be turned away, yet again:
The City was scrambling to set the record straight yesterday, after several patients raced to sign up for a newly announced doctor - only to be told she was leaving and not taking new patients.Oops. Sorry. You'll get over it, as you have no choice.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, August 23, 2006