Family doctors are joining their voices together to speak to the crisis in family medicine.
Close to a million British Columbians, or one in five people, do not have a family doctor and cannot get one. Practicing family doctors cannot provide the care that British Columbians need and deserve. It’s time to invest in family doctors.
- The Globe and Mail Opinion by Andre Picard (May 3): Every Canadian should have a family doctor to help them through the healthcare system
- The Globe and Mail (April 29) : Nearly 900,000 British Columbians don’t have a family doctor, leaving walk-in clinics and ERs swamped
- CBC News (April 28): Retiring family doctor worries about the future of his patients without changes to the job
- Vancouver Sun (April 26): Premier says he’s not blaming Ottawa, but B.C. needs federal help to fix ‘crumbling’ health care
- Global News (April 23): Dr. Birinder Narang talks about Addressing B.C.’s family doctor shortage
- Kamloops This Week: Kamloops family doctor cites several crises
- Toronto Star: Amid shortages of family doctors across Canada, med school grads increasingly don’t want the jobs
- CBC News: Almost a million B.C. residents have no family doctor. Many blame the province’s fee-for-service system
- CBC Listen: Today with Michelle Elliot, How is the family doctor shortage in B.C. affecting you?
- Squamish Chief: Squamish doctors issue cry for help to province
- Times Colonist: Dr Daisy Dulay Comments: Primary care shortage is hurting care for everyone
- The Province: Letters to The Province, April 26, 2022: Family doctors provide proactive care for patients