Friday, April 28th, 2017

A western lowland gorilla has his primary health care team at the Toronto Zoo to thank for finding him the best patient-centered care for his injured foot. Dr. Michael Bushuk, an orthopaedic surgeon from The Scarborough Hospital, performed Sadiki’s surgery on March 25, 2015. “This is a great example of the community coming together to […]

Prohibited from purchasing private health insurance in Alberta, patients Darcy Allen and Richard Cross were forced to leave Canada to access medically necessary services in the United States. Both patients filed legal cases claiming the Alberta Government’s monopoly on health care infringes on their Charter “right to life, liberty and security of the person”. The […]

The¬†Saskatchewan Ministry of Health¬†website has a diagram showing the ten steps patients take on their path through diagnostic imaging in the public health care system. I decided to take a different path. During an appointment with my family doctor I told her that I was willing and able to leave the province to access a […]

10) You want to outshine the North Koreans and Cubans. 9) You really won’t lose your Canadian Identity. We didn’t invent single-payer, universal health care. We adopted the system from Great Britain. 8) The politicians, health care bureaucrats, and care providers telling you to “wait your turn” in the queue will most likely never personally […]



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