A central result of our 2007 patient survey was that the availability of the family doctor was the primary concern among patients in our community.  Accordingly, we have increased patient rosters and also recruited three additional physicians.

The addition of nurses allows physicians to have medically trained assistance.  This creates a more efficient use of physician time, allowing more patients to be cared for, and creating a shift to an integrated, interdisciplinary, collaborative model of care.

All of our programs are developed in collaboration with existing programs in the community and region. The programs developed by the team have been focused on bridging care gaps not otherwise managed in existing community programs. The CFHT programs also focus on chronic disease management with the family physician as an integral part of the care team. All care team members have access to the full medical record of participating patients. This feature optimizes a multi-disciplinary collaborative care approach to chronic disease management.