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2nd time in lifetime , the Ottawa doctor is retiring and I'm left hanging
all the places I call are 'not accepting new clients" ... any suggestions?
(besides the main ontario health line )
Is it too late in life for medical school?
I think that is about the only way to get a guaranteed GP in Canada these days.
 

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I haven’t had a family doctor in 40 years. And same here, anywhere you ask they aren’t taking patients and I’ve pretty much given up on it anyway and once they start using EDI for distribution of medical care I’ll be shit outta luck on that one.
 

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no doc within 100KM taking new patients .

BTW , already on 4 waiting lists .
100km?! That's one hour travel. If you can't drive anymore, that sucks somewhat.

Our GP's refer patients to specialists in Regina. That's three hours away. Very common for folks to make a day of it with a friend or family.

But we have three GP's in a town of 1000 people (and surrounding farms). No problem seeing a doctor here. In fact I have to avoid them in public because they always say "Come in for a check-up." To which I reply: "The last time time I did, you stuck your finger up my ass."
 

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My Dr. was great. The kind who'd come visit you in the hospital when you're all doped up on the good shit after a few hours on the cutting slab, and tell you how good you were doing. Quietly moved out of sight when the scamdemic hit, so they wouldn't be put in a position doing something they felt unethical. And so it goes.
 

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pretty rough finding any doctor around ottawa ...

walk in clinics are a joke unless you need some thing simple looked at.

guess I'll have to visit the emergency dept when my BP gets over 200 , maybe then I'll get some attention :(
 

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One of my assistants is about 30 or 32 or something and she has a young doctor. She’s also on some kind of meds I think for blood pressure and she was telling me that she said to the doctor you know why do I need to come in here every three months to get a scrip renewed couldn’t you just give it to me for a year. Her doctor told her that if she wanted to do that she would need to find another doctor. That’s pretty much exactly what you told me a few days ago.
 

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I know there are limits, but pharmacists can prescribe, is your stuff out of their range? If it’s long term stuff you’ve been getting, maybe talk to your druggist? I bet they can write you continuation meds.
 
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