View Poll Results: Do you have your own family dr./GP?

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Thread: (Quebec residents only) Family doctors (GP's)

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    (Quebec residents only) Family doctors (GP's)

    Do you have your own family dr aka GP?

    Or are you included in the 32% of quebecers that also dont.

    Compared to only 9% in Toronto
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    I have one and consider myself very lucky.

    She's great too.

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    I don't either. It is a pain sometimes... and I am sure as I get older it will be even more so!

    Can I ask why the poll?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hormone
    I don't either. It is a pain sometimes... and I am sure as I get older it will be even more so!

    Can I ask why the poll?

    Because of the stats that were revealed on the news today

    32% of quebecers do not have a GP and wanted to see how MERB compares

    to the results.


    I'm part of that 32% also but luckily I rarely get sick

    *knocks on wood*
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    I had one... until he closed his practice.

    I am now looking for one (it is over a year now) as I do have a chronic health condition that should be followed by doctor (oh the glories of ageing in Montreal!)

    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    My last GP is over 70 and still working

    I dont trust his methods anymore.
    Stay thirsty my friends

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    I have one, but it's next to impossible to get an appointment with her, so I use walk-in clinics when necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by master_bates
    Because of the stats that were revealed on the news today

    32% of quebecers do not have a GP and wanted to see how MERB compares

    to the results.
    I think Montreal is worse, closer to 50% who don't have a GP! Incredible! And so many GPs who don't do family practice! Many only do walk-in! What a waste of time! Either you have nothing, and really don't need a doctor, or you have something and they're quick to send you to an Emergency!

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    Have not been to a doc in years, I just Google any problem I have, so I guess I have doctor Google he helps me all the time heehee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hormone
    I think Montreal is worse, closer to 50% who don't have a GP! Incredible! And so many GPs who don't do family practice! Many only do walk-in! What a waste of time! Either you have nothing, and really don't need a doctor, or you have something and they're quick to send you to an Emergency!
    The walk-ins are essentially useless unless you already know what you have and simply need (a) a prescription or (b) a referral to a specialist. If doctors didn't have a statutory monopoly on writing prescriptions, I doubt I'd ever go to see a GP.

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    I have one. Excellent doctor, take his time, might spend over an hour with you if there's a need for it, will actually listen to you... Problem is, appointments are on a 6 month list and, on appointment day, if you are supposed to be at 10:00, better be there at 10:00 but you might have to wait till 13:00! Knowing how good he treat his patients, the wait on appointment day isn't really an issue since you know he'll take care of you as good as the other peoples before you.

    Yup, I am extremely lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metoo4
    Problem is, appointments are on a 6 month list and,
    Yup, I am extremely lucky!

    Extremely lucky to stay alive....

    When will Canada end nationalizing health care?

    We ain't a commie country you know. And what if you can't wait for 6 months.? Die on the sidewalks?

    Gimme a break !

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    Quote Originally Posted by centaurus
    We ain't a commie country you know. And what if you can't wait for 6 months.? Die on the sidewalks?

    Gimme a break !
    That is what walk-in clinics and hospital emergencies are for.

    Communist? no. But we are much more socialist than some may care to admit. Personally I still think it is a better system than in the USA, where if you do not have insurance you are in deep doo-doo if you get sick. Even an throat infection can cost you easily $100 just to be diagnosed and get a prescription (not counting the cost of the antibiotics.)


    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
    They will forget what you said,
    they will forget what you did,
    but they will never forget the way you made them feel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by naughtylady
    Personally I still think it is a better system than in the USA, where if you do not have insurance you are in deep doo-doo if you get sick.

    Ronnie,
    Naughtylady
    Seems to me you are watching too much CNN and reading too much toilet papers such as the NY Times, LA Times, etc.... Stop it for your own sanity.

    Just for the record, 90 % (+) of americans have health insurance. They don't need to wait 6 months to be diagnosed. Same day appointment is the norm. Generic antibiotics are availabe for cheap prices. You can get them at your local supermarket while shopping for groceries.

    Sad to hear that the new messiah and his cronies, are mulling to change the US system and follow the Canadian Commie model of Tredau, Chretien , and Martin.

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    Just for the record, 90 % (+) of americans have health insurance

    hmmm....where do you get your statistics? fox news?
    guess who doesnt need driver side air bag?

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