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Welcome to Hamilton Academy of Medicine

The Hamilton Academy of Medicine is a voluntary association funded by physicians for physicians. We inform, educate & represent more than 700 physicians in Hamilton acting as the District 4 branch society of the Ontario Medical Association. The office is no longer open to the public.

Use HamiltonDoctors.ca to find answers to some of the common questions received weekly from the public. Hamilton is currently experiencing a critical doctor shortage in many areas of medicine.

Ontario's Doctors Put Patients First...

The provincial government’s action against the health care system is threatening the care that patients in Ontario deserve. It’s jeopardizing the progress we have made in helping people find family doctors and in reducing wait times for specialist appointments, important tests and procedures.

For more information and how you can help visit www.OntariosDoctors.com

 

 

Click here for a list of our local MPP's, as well as Premier Kathleen Wynne and Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care.

 

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Healthcare Hot Topic

Province restricts Hamilton’s ability to recruit family doctors - Article published March 23, 2015 in The Hamilton Spectator, with quotes from Drs. Scott Wooder and Rick Tytus - Hamilton is losing more family doctors than it recruits. Last year was the first time since 2008 the overall number of family physicians in the city dropped. The dip to 352 family doctors from 367 the year before brings Hamilton down to nearly the same number of general practitioners it had in 2011. The issue is expected to get worse as the province is clamping down on doctors joining or creating family health teams...

A doctor at your door is only a call away - Article published March 13, 2015 in The Hamilton Spectator, with quotes from Drs. Sheilah lamb, Rick Tytus and Ved Tandan - Getting a doctor to your door is as easy as ordering pizza with a house call service that has just expanded to Hamilton and Burlington...

Government cuts impact level of care - Letter to the Editor by Dr. Steve Szarka, President-Elect, Hamilton Academy of Medicine - March 2, 2015 - In Hamilton, 11 per cent of our family physicians are over the age of 65. Many will be retiring over the next few years, which could mean a dramatic impact on the quality of health care people in Hamilton receive...

Ontario doctors put patients first-Letter to the Editor by Dr. S Lamb, President-Hamilton Academy of Medicine
Hamilton Spectator - February 6, 2015 - Health care for patients in Ontario has been reduced to a bottom line on an accounting sheet. How does this affect patient care in the province? New graduates will likely set up practice elsewhere and retirees will be walking away from their practices. We'll be back in crisis just as we were in the '90s...

An Open Letter to Premier Wynne from Ontario’s Doctors
By: Dr. Ved Tandan - President, Ontario Medical Association - January 28, 2015 Ontario’s Doctors were extremely disappointed to read your incorrect comment as reported in the Sudbury Star over the weekend regarding our recent negotiations with your government.  And we felt, to be fair to patients, we needed to reach out to correct the record...

Ontario to ban smoking on all restaurant patios, sports fields and playgrounds
Hamilton Spectator - November 7, 2014 Ontario will ban smoking on all restaurant and bar patios as well as at playgrounds and publicly-owned sports fields starting Jan. 1, 2015....

CODE RED:Medical Association trying to change health-care thinking
Hamilton Spectator - March 7, 2013 The Hamilton Spectator’s groundbreaking series Code Red showed the staggering disparities in lifespans and health outcomes of people living in wealthier and poorer neighbourhoods in Hamilton.“We were not aware of how big the numbers would be,” Canadian Medical Association president Dr. Anna Reid...

Speaking with one voice on casino issue
Hamilton Spectator - February 2, 2013 Health and community leaders across Hamilton have concerns about a downtown casino.The unified response to the proposed casino came about at the request of Hamilton's medical officer of health Dr. Elizabeth Richardson...