Matthew Schurter is a comprehensive family doctor in Sunderland, Ontario and a Family-Practice Anesthesiologist in Port Perry, Ontario.
With so many new technologies and practices changing how health care is delivered, do we even need family doctors at all?
In family practice, we’re struggling. Many of us are burned out from trying to be all things to all patients and using bandages to solve frank hemorrhaging.
Pharmacists can prescribe medications for certain ailments in eight provinces with Ontario about to follow suit. But while pharmacists knowledge of medications is invaluable, are they diagnosticians?