Ontario’s doctors put you our patients first

MEET YOUR DOCTORS
For Ontario’s doctors, it’s simple: there’s no job more important than the health of you and your family. Watch these videos to learn more about some very special examples of how Ontario’s doctors are putting you, our patients, first.


Dr. Atilio Costa-Vitali

Meet Dr. Atilio Costa-Vitali. He helps patients with heart disease manage their symptoms from the comfort of their own homes. Watch how he puts his #‎patientsfirst.

Dr. Jennifer Brasch

Meet Jennifer Brasch. She treats patients with addiction and mental health disorders, helping bring hope and light back into their lives. #PatientsFirst.

Dr. Stephen Kosar

Meet Dr. Stephen Kosar. He puts #patientsfirst by providing vision care to those who need it most in Ear Falls and Kenora, Ontario.

Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull

Meet Dr. Jeffrey Turnbull from Ottawa, Ontario. Dr. Turnbull works with Ottawa’s most vulnerable population to address the impacts of social inequity on health.

Dr. Doris Mitchell

This is Dr. Doris Mitchell. Three years ago she moved back to her hometown of Chapleau, Ontario, in order to provide health care care to the people in her community. Watch how she puts her #patientsfirst.

Dr. Melanie Penner

Meet Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital’s Dr. Melanie Penner. Through diagnosis, Dr. Penner opens doors for patients with autism and their families.

Your Health

We're here for your health

Ontario’s doctors are committed to having the healthiest patients. Part of that commitment includes providing you with information about how to live a healthy life – on everything from water safety for kids to end of life care and planning. You will find various downloadable resources categorized by life stage below. Regardless of whether you are looking for information for yourself or a loved one, Ontario’s doctors are dedicated to making a difference in your life and community.

Infant/Youth (0-18 yrs.)

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cell Phones and Driving
  • Flu
  • Heat Preparedness: Keep Kids Cool
  • Nicotine & Tobacco
  • Obesity
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Salt Awareness
  • Smog: Advice for Parents
  • Sun Safety
  • Water Safety

Adult/General (18-64 yrs.)

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cell Phones and Driving
  • Dementia (Care for Persons)
  • End of Life Planning and Care (It’s never too early)
    • Advanced Care Planning
    • Palliative Care
    • Provincial Initiatives
    • For Health Care Providers
    • Glossary of Terms
  • Flu
  • Heat Preparedness: Physical Acitvity, Change your Pace
  • Nicotine & Tobacco
  • Obesity/Calories
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Salt Awareness
  • Smog: How to be Smog-wise
  • Sun Safety
  • Water Safety

Seniors (65+)

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Cell Phones and Driving
  • Dementia
  • End of Life Planning and Care
    • Advanced Care Planning
    • Palliative Care
    • Provincial Initiatives
    • For Health Care Providers
    • Glossary of Terms
  • Falls Prevention
  • Flu
  • Heat Preparedness: Physical Acitvity, Change your Pace
  • Nicotine & Tobacco
  • Obesity/Calories
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • Salt Awareness
  • Smog: Advice for Seniors
  • Sun Safety
  • Water Safety

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Spotlight on Health

Spotlight on Health provides patients and stakeholders with valuable health information. It is distributed monthly and features profiles of doctors, health tips and information, and news about OMA health policy and promotion initiatives.

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Health care in Ontario is at risk – stop Bill 41

Right now, patient care is being threatened in Ontario. The government has introduced Bill 41, a deeply flawed piece of legislation that makes fundamental changes to primary care in Ontario.

This bill allows politicians and bureaucrats to prioritize their decisions about the health-care system over the care needs of patients. It gives government the power to over-ride the expertise of physicians and local health-care providers in order to ration care and stay within their budget instead of putting the wellbeing of patients first.

The Ontario government will be spending scarce health-care dollars on creating more bureaucracy, which results in less funding going towards front-line care.

Additionally, Bill 41 will allow the government to access your personal health record without your consent in the name of ‘public interest’.

Ontario’s doctors do not believe these changes are in the best interest of our patients and have been calling on the government to make changes to Bill 41 before it passes. To date, the government has ignored our concerns and chosen not to consult meaningfully with doctors who are providing patient care on the front lines. This is why it is so important that you add your voice to Ontario’s 29,000 doctors who want to see patients get access to the care they need.

Take action now. Tell your MPP to protect and strengthen patient-focused health care in Ontario by changing Bill 41.

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