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Doctors taking new patients

Postby alfred2 » Jul 22nd, 2017, 4:55 pm

Does anyone know if there are any doctors in Kelowna taking new patients.Our doc moved and we are left with no doctor.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby OldBlindDog » Jul 22nd, 2017, 5:54 pm

Good luck. It's nearly impossible to find a doctor accepting new patients in this town.

https://www.cpsbc.ca

23 pages of search results for active family physicians in Kelowna, and not a single result if you filter for doctors accepting new patients.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby voice of reason » Jul 22nd, 2017, 6:31 pm

drove by the walkin clinic in west kelowna this morning around 830 and there must have been 20 people lined up outside
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby foodsmith » Jul 22nd, 2017, 7:09 pm

Go to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC website: https://cpsbc.ca/

Search Kelowna in the Physicians Directory under Family Physicians and check the 'Accepting New Patients' box.

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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby GordonH » Jul 23rd, 2017, 4:29 am

Using physician search, if you willing to travel to Winfield there is 1 accepting new patients:
Dr. Jan, Paleta
802-11850 Oceola Rd
Lake Country, BC
V4V 2T5
T: 7784806890
Practice type: General Family PracticeCCFP
Gender: Male
Accepting new patients: Yes
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby Loki2u » Jul 23rd, 2017, 7:12 pm

Wouldn't your old doctor have referred you to a new one when he left? Or had a replacement taking over his patients?

When my doctor retired, I was immediately transferred to his replacement- I didn't have to do anything.

Seems a bit strange that a family physician with a case load of say 200 patients that they would all be left to their own devices in finding a new doctor-especially when there are so few accepting new patients.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby Bpeep » Jul 23rd, 2017, 7:19 pm

A family physician with 200 patients?
How sick are people?
Do they each go twice a month?
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby Loki2u » Jul 23rd, 2017, 7:28 pm

Bman wrote:A family physician with 200 patients?
How sick are people?
Do they each go twice a month?


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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby stuphoto » Jul 23rd, 2017, 8:32 pm

Good luck finding a good doctor. It was tough 10 years ago when there were at least several clinics around.
I pretty much have to book an appointment with my doctor months in advance now that his clinic closed.

Bman wrote:A family physician with 200 patients?
How sick are people?
Do they each go twice a month?

you got me wondering the same thing:
After a google search, 200 is a little low but not that bad of a guess.
The answer is between 300 to more than 3000
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby goalie » Jul 24th, 2017, 7:40 am

There should be a 5-10$ fee for each visit. Would deter people from going for every little issue.

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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby GordonH » Jul 24th, 2017, 8:06 am

Shortly after moving here I looked around for a Doctor found one fresh out of medical school. I'm not about to give him up, turned out to be 1 hell of a Doctor.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby jimmy4321 » Jul 24th, 2017, 10:08 am

goalie wrote:There should be a 5-10$ fee for each visit. Would deter people from going for every little issue.


While i agree that some people do tend to go in for silly reasons, charging people for visits would kinda be tough if you've suffered from a major health issue and have many follow ups. Could mean multiple visits over a certain period.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby GordonH » Jul 24th, 2017, 10:25 am

goalie wrote:There should be a 5-10$ fee for each visit. Would deter people from going for every little issue.

Those little issues should be taken to the walk in clinics, to free up appointment needed Dr offices.
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby the truth » Jul 24th, 2017, 10:29 am

Loki2u wrote:Wouldn't your old doctor have referred you to a new one when he left? Or had a replacement taking over his patients?

When my doctor retired, I was immediately transferred to his replacement- I didn't have to do anything.

Seems a bit strange that a family physician with a case load of say 200 patients that they would all be left to their own devices in finding a new doctor-especially when there are so few accepting new patients.



same here, my gp of 15 years retired last year ,new doctor took over all his patients i also had to do nothing :up:
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Re: Doctors taking new patients

Postby Dizzy1 » Jul 24th, 2017, 10:33 am

the truth wrote:
Loki2u wrote:Wouldn't your old doctor have referred you to a new one when he left? Or had a replacement taking over his patients?

When my doctor retired, I was immediately transferred to his replacement- I didn't have to do anything.

Seems a bit strange that a family physician with a case load of say 200 patients that they would all be left to their own devices in finding a new doctor-especially when there are so few accepting new patients.



same here, my gp of 15 years retired last year ,new doctor took over all his patients i also had to do nothing :up:

Our family as well. Our now retired doc transferred everything to a new doctor.
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