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Kevin Graham
Family Medicine. Palliative Care
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Kevin Graham Dec 10
I remain perplexed why we don’t have an organization dedicated to producing CME and pushing it out to primary care and specialists. This would need dedicated funding of course.....turns eyes towards CMA billions....
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Kevin Graham Nov 23
Replying to @GowerMD
Sitting quietly while driving teens / tweens is an underrated parenting trick!
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Kevin Graham Nov 23
Replying to @JackieAGraham
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Kevin Graham Nov 8
Replying to @alandrummond2
We are willing to research and consider any and all options.....except adding an appropriate number of beds.
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Kevin Graham Oct 20
Separate issue, but I think the lack of concern our system has for the wait time of lower acuity patients is quite an embarrassment actually.
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Kevin Graham Oct 3
It’s my impression that surgeons perceive referring MDs have a good sense of their billing codes / procedure time and thus their relative payment weighting. I don’t believe this is true. Rating a list of procedures by payment value I don’t think I would do better than chance.
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Kevin Graham Oct 3
I completely agree that there is a wage gap problem, I completely agree there are many benefits to central referral. Many benefits of central referral would accrue on my side too! I just question if the magnitude of the gap can be attributed to referral pattern. (1)
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Kevin Graham Oct 3
Thankfully in my area I haven’t experienced this. Would be very rare to have a consult request rejected. My perception is the acuity is being triaged leading to different wait times, but I haven’t perceived different wait times based on desirability of consult.
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Kevin Graham Oct 2
Re: referral bias. I dont’ know what the “lucrative” billing codes are for each specialty. If primary care does not know relative pay weighting per referral what is driving referral bias leading to such a large gender based spread?
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Kevin Graham Sep 27
Replying to @Millennial__MD
Mixture of chocolate Ensure and coffee makes a Mocha.....kind of. Fluid/nutrition/caffeine. A med student trifecta in a glass. Sadly some days that’s I all I consumed.
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Kevin Graham Sep 26
I surprised this information appears to be presented without the context of demographic changes in the population.
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Kevin Graham Aug 30
It’s my favourite to hear the word diarrhea while locked in a firm handshake with the patient.
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Kevin Graham Aug 30
Replying to @DocMCohen
My long term plan is to design a sound proof retractable partition for minivans......and then retire extraordinarily wealthy the next day.
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Kevin Graham Aug 26
Come for the butter tarts, stay for the poutine, then bath in the glory of never asking for a insurance pre-approval again.
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Kevin Graham Aug 21
Replying to @dpepe88
Interesting variability across the province. All the specialists you list are already seen in non-hospital clinics where I work. Most are in the building I work in. Shared partnership of family MD and specialists.
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Kevin Graham Aug 10
Replying to @DrRitaMc
....and that is why when someone made you a mix tape you knew they really liked you 💕
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Kevin Graham Aug 10
Replying to @DrRitaMc
How frustrating when the DJ started talking over the final few seconds of the song ruining your recording!
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Kevin Graham Jul 27
Unless I misread this model assigned a cost of $77 for a family physician visit for a UTI. This would actually be a A001 in Ontario, around $22. I suspect the other provinces are very similar. A rather large gap.
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Kevin Graham Jul 11
Replying to @Mimiblanc73
Fee for service is not a good model for primary care.
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Kevin Graham Jul 3
The leader in insisting that doctor bashing is not the goal and gross payments and salary will not be confused continues to do so with unsurprisingly regularity. via
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