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#881 Nparker

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:19 PM

Janet Nadine Mort took the unconventional route of taking out a Times Colonist ad to seek a medical doctor to refill prescriptions needed for her 82-year-old husband.

What a damning indictment of the current state of healthcare in Canada and especially in BC.  :mad:


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#882 dasmo

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Posted 02 August 2022 - 06:34 PM

Thanks truckers
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#883 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 02:30 AM

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#884 Barrrister

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 05:08 AM

What about the next five thousand ads? I am guessing that there are a lot more than five thousand people in Victoria without a family Doctor.



#885 Nparker

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 06:28 AM

There are probably at least 15,000 people in the CoV alone who have no primary care physician. I am one of them.

#886 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 07:03 AM

Of roughly 430,000 people in the Capital Regional District, it’s been estimated by the group Doctors of BC that approximately 100,000 live without access to a primary care physician.


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#887 aastra

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Posted 03 August 2022 - 08:45 AM

 

...a couple takes out ad to plead for "life or death" prescriptions

 

I admit I'm a bit surprised that a "Dr. Vida" didn't step up to help the Morts.


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#888 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 05:17 AM

A View Royal woman was confused by a letter from her doctor last week, introducing a new “operational and service fee” of $125 a month.

“My first thought was, ‘Could this be a scam?’” she said. “What the heck is this? Then I immediately thought, ‘This is a two-tiered system.’”

She asked that we not use her real name out of concern for her ability to find a doctor in the future (“I certainly don't want my name out there as somebody who's a ****-disturber for doctors,” she said) so we’re calling her Alyssa.

Her doctor, Dr. Perpetua Nwosu of Perpetual Health Clinic in Victoria, wrote in the letter that the clinic has faced increasing challenges meeting the needs of patients over the last year, and this “retainership service” is needed to keep the clinic from closing.

https://www.capitald...tier-healthcare

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#889 Barrrister

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 05:30 AM

The government really does not care if you are sick and without a doctor. They have more important cultural programs that need to be addressed.


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#890 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 05:31 AM

A lot of buck passing by officials when asked about this doctor billing, too.

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 01:34 PM

A View Royal woman was confused by a letter from her doctor last week, introducing a new “operational and service fee” of $125 a month.
 

It’s an interesting deke around the system.  I gather the fee is to be accepted as a patient rather than for the services rendered.  I’m not sure that is fundamentally different from the Telus program.

 

I think we can all agree though that doctors should be punished for trying to recover their costs and should be compelled to attend a two week reeducation course where they will learn that we have the best medical system in the world.


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#892 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 01:36 PM

The glaring omission in Dr. Nwosu’s letter is: what happens to patients who choose not to pay? Hayley called to find out more and asked the clinic receptionist if patients were able to opt out of the retainership service. 

 

“Her response was sort of a ‘Yeeess?’” Hayley said, mimicking the hesitation she heard in the receptionist’s voice. 

 

“But she then went on to say that within a period of time—probably around six months—they plan to close the office and reopen it [with a new list of patients]. So my comment was, ‘Oh, so people that don't sign on for the fees will not be in the newly created practice.’ And she basically agreed.”

 

 

 

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#893 LJ

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Posted 04 August 2022 - 07:12 PM

I would pay it, gladly, especially if it encourages more doctors to stay/open their practices here.


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#894 Midnightly

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 12:05 AM

personally i have a hard time with the idea of paying $125 a month for the ability to have access to a doctor.. it seems a tad high for maybe 4 or 6 visits at most a year with most just being a prescript refill... then also consider that when you have multiple people in your family.. a family of 4 your looking at $500 a month.. and your kid might see the doc twice a year



#895 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 04:23 AM

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Drake plays an ER doctor in this tribute to all our healthcare workers, that just dropped yesterday.

 

VIDEO:  https://youtu.be/PM2f835zx88

 

Staying Alive


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 05 August 2022 - 04:23 AM.

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#896 spanky123

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 05:00 AM

personally i have a hard time with the idea of paying $125 a month for the ability to have access to a doctor.. it seems a tad high for maybe 4 or 6 visits at most a year with most just being a prescript refill... then also consider that when you have multiple people in your family.. a family of 4 your looking at $500 a month.. and your kid might see the doc twice a year

 

Kids are probably not in the demo.

 

I have a friend of mine who told me a few weeks ago about a 'new' clinic in Oak Bay that has started something that sounds very similar. I called the clinic the next day and was told that they were already full and only taking names for a waiting list.

 

There is certainly demand for this service and the Oak Bay pricing was much higher than $125 a month.



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Posted 05 August 2022 - 05:04 AM

If you’re at risk for the monkeypox virus and looking to book a vaccination appointment, there are currently none available through Island Health’s scheduling portal.

 

Island Health is asking anyone hoping to book a vaccine appointment in Victoria and Nanaimo “to check back later.” There were some appointments available in Courtenay on Thursday and Friday.

 

And no appointments were scheduled for the three Island cities on the portal for next week.

 

The number of monkeypox cases on Vancouver Island has increased to six — up from four reported last Friday.

 

 

https://www.timescol...nanaimo-5661166



#898 todd

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Posted 05 August 2022 - 08:01 PM

A View Royal woman was confused by a letter from her doctor last week, introducing a new “operational and service fee” of $125 a month.

“My first thought was, ‘Could this be a scam?’” she said. “What the heck is this? Then I immediately thought, ‘This is a two-tiered system.’”

She asked that we not use her real name out of concern for her ability to find a doctor in the future (“I certainly don't want my name out there as somebody who's a ****-disturber for doctors,” she said) so we’re calling her Alyssa.

Her doctor, Dr. Perpetua Nwosu of Perpetual Health Clinic in Victoria, wrote in the letter that the clinic has faced increasing challenges meeting the needs of patients over the last year, and this “retainership service” is needed to keep the clinic from closing.

https://www.capitald...tier-healthcare

A friend paid a lot to see pot doctors in the past. haven’t bothered to renew his 10g a day prescription since legalization and think the clinic has now closed

annually was like $250 but $500 if you wanted to grow license.

Edited by todd, 05 August 2022 - 08:29 PM.


#899 Sparky

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 05:25 AM

I heard a story yesterday about a friend’s golf partner being asked to pay $5,000 per year in order to continue being a patient of a certain doctor.

I will attempt to get details, but this seems unbelievable.

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Posted 06 August 2022 - 09:37 AM

Seeing lots of family doctor yard signs going up over the last couple months.


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Maybe the problem is the person in charge is a confirmed lying Dix

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