Kamila Premji is a practicing family physician in Ottawa, Ontario. She received her Bachelor of Science in Microbiology & Immunology at McGill University, her MD at Western University, and completed her postgraduate medical education in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is currently a Clinician Scholar with the University of Ottawa’s Department of Family Medicine and a PhD candidate at Western University’s Centre for Studies in Family Medicine. She is interested in effecting policy change based on grass-roots primary care experience and research, and is currently collaborating with INSPIRE-PHC’s Primary Care Reform team.
Articles and Opinion Pieces by this author
Ontario has focused on same day/next day to measure patient satisfaction with access to primary care. This risks not addressing more pressing problems in the system.
In the early 2000s, government reforms in Ontario mandated that family physicians provide greater after-hours services for their patients. Family doctors were also incentivized to ensure patients obtained the majority of their primary care from their own family doctor. In some ways, the reforms were successful. Today, more primary care clinics are open evenings and…