B.C. lowers the boom on doctors

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It seems that some doctors in the province have been taking advantage of the Covid restrictions by overuse of distance consultations, via telephone and computer.
Letters from Heidi Oetter, Registrar for B.C. doctors and Dr. Bonnie Henry have instructed doctors to start seeing more patients in their offices, otherwise the government will be taking action on the arrangement for fees.
It seems some docs have been using distance consultations instead of appropriate in office appointments.
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Mrmarvingardens wrote: Sep 8th, 2021, 11:15 am It seems that some doctors in the province have been taking advantage of the Covid restrictions by overuse of distance consultations, via telephone and computer.
Letters from Heidi Oetter, Registrar for B.C. doctors and Dr. Bonnie Henry have instructed doctors to start seeing more patients in their offices, otherwise the government will be taking action on the arrangement for fees.
It seems some docs have been using distance consultations instead of appropriate in office appointments.
Virtual visits or consults will definitely be compensated differently than in-office visits - that's inevitable. I think there's an acknowledgement that virtual visits are lower-quality care and might be lower complexity. Example: removing stitches or staples versus a prescription refill?
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To clarify my points:
Doctors are already compensated differently for distance consultations vs in office.
The Registrar submits that some doctors are abusing the system by using distance consults when the patient should be seen in the office.
Quote:" Ok Mary, buy a B.P machine and let me know the results"
Not good medicine practice.
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This is an example of a double edge sword. It is hard to find a family doctor. So I can understand the use of care using the phone or other ways. It helps my doctor juggle the time to deal with other people that may need more personal attention.
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I can't' get in to see my doctor for an in person follow up after spraining my ankle 10 days ago. Looks like I will be forced to use the Urgent care center due to my employment hours and my doctor's lack of availability. I was told I could have an online appointment. How is my doctor suppose to look at my ankle over a screen?
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Mrmarvingardens wrote: Sep 8th, 2021, 12:21 pm To clarify my points:
Doctors are already compensated differently for distance consultations vs in office.
The Registrar submits that some doctors are abusing the system by using distance consults when the patient should be seen in the office.
Quote:" Ok Mary, buy a B.P machine and let me know the results"
Not good medicine practice.
My doctor didn't generally take my bp even when I saw him in person. I don't know if doctors are moving back to in person for some appointments, but even in person some doctors used really poor practice, such as one doctor who asked me "What do you think is the cause of your symptoms?" What is the point in going to a doctor like that? Another weird question"Do you know anyone else with symptoms like yours?"(and not in regard to a contagious condition) What? Really, some of these guys should find another line of work,or go back to med school.
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Mrmarvingardens wrote: Sep 8th, 2021, 11:15 am It seems that some doctors in the province have been taking advantage of the Covid restrictions by overuse of distance consultations, via telephone and computer.
Letters from Heidi Oetter, Registrar for B.C. doctors and Dr. Bonnie Henry have instructed doctors to start seeing more patients in their offices, otherwise the government will be taking action on the arrangement for fees.
It seems some docs have been using distance consultations instead of appropriate in office appointments.
Woohoo! About time. Very timely as well since my doctor has taken another week off this week. I don’t know how many weeks he’s been off this summer but quite a few and when he is there it’s mostly phone calls and if he’s not there nobody is officially covering for him. I am very glad to hear that the government is finally waking up that their little heroes Are taking complete advantage of a bad situation and Yet again sick and disabled people are paying the price. At my doctors office they are still so afraid of catching Covid even though they are vaccinated, that they don’t want to deal with anything respiratory not even something like strep throat.

If doctors and healthcare workers have gone from heroes to zeros then maybe they should look in the mirror because our tax dollars are paying their salaries. Enough already we’re supposed to all be in this together you’re not above us.

I will be watching for changes in my doctors office because I’ve been aware of them Doing mostly phone consult and finding excuses not to see people. Pretty sure the urgent care centres are getting *bleep* off to having to deal with the doctors who don’t want to deal with their own patients.
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It is about time Doctors got back to work. I can go to my dentist. Did in fact. Several times. About 4 hours total in a room with her and her assistant and at one time, a trainee.
I can go to my optometrist. I write this wearing my new glasses. There are all kinds of professionals we can go see, but Doctors, the people usually on the front lines in pandemic situations remain with doors closed. Yes you can maybe get in to see them but usually no. Although I have heard they have opened up a bit. It still requires an appointment, then talk to the Doctor then maybe you get in.
Time to get back to the standards other professionals use.
Vaccines are to stop you from getting covid. Don't get it can't spread it. Pretty simple.
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FreeSpirit4Ever wrote: Sep 8th, 2021, 9:40 pm


I will be watching for changes in my doctors office because I’ve been aware of them Doing mostly phone consult and finding excuses not to see people. Pretty sure the urgent care centres are getting *bleep* off to having to deal with the doctors who don’t want to deal with their own patients.
My Doctor made me an appointment with a specialist. I wanted to see him about a problem related to that and he just said, "that is the first thing the specialist will check" . So, 5 MONTHS later I got in to see the specialist. Actually, no. He phoned it in.
Vaccines are to stop you from getting covid. Don't get it can't spread it. Pretty simple.
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I sent my Dr a couple of pictures on Friday asking for an appointment to see him.

His office replied and I have one for Wed.
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Bsuds wrote: Sep 11th, 2021, 3:58 pm I sent my Dr a couple of pictures on Friday asking for an appointment to see him.

His office replied and I have one for Wed.
Maybe I can just grab a couple of the internet. That should work
Vaccines are to stop you from getting covid. Don't get it can't spread it. Pretty simple.
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I can't think of anything in the last ten years my doctor has done for me that could not have been done over the phone, or even by a decent pharmacist (if they were permitted). And not much in the ten years before that, except a referral, where I got an actual doctor who did something. So, great that I am just that healthy (at least I hope that's the case).
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Silverstarqueen wrote: Sep 12th, 2021, 6:28 am I can't think of anything in the last ten years my doctor has done for me that could not have been done over the phone, or even by a decent pharmacist (if they were permitted). And not much in the ten years before that, except a referral, where I got an actual doctor who did something. So, great that I am just that healthy (at least I hope that's the case).
WOW!

.......I could respond with pages but it would not sink in.
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lesliepaul wrote: Sep 12th, 2021, 12:59 pm
Silverstarqueen wrote: Sep 12th, 2021, 6:28 am I can't think of anything in the last ten years my doctor has done for me that could not have been done over the phone, or even by a decent pharmacist (if they were permitted). And not much in the ten years before that, except a referral, where I got an actual doctor who did something. So, great that I am just that healthy (at least I hope that's the case).
WOW!

.......I could respond with pages but it would not sink in.
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No it would not.

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