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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.



Flu Shot

Have you gotten your flu shot? Visit your family physician or pharmacy to get one. Visit http://www.ontario.ca/flu  for information.


Annual Santa Senior Project is underway!

The Santa Senior Project is a registered charity and provides Christmas Gifts to senior citizens in need residing in nursing homes and the community in the Greater Hamilton area. In most cases, the seniors do not have family or friends and spend the Christmas season alone.

Consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us provide Christmas gifts to senior citizens in the community who spend the holidays alone. This program is administered by the Medical Wives/Hamilton & District with assistance from the VON and St. Elizabeth Nurses.

Please complete a donation form and send it back to the Academy to help spread a little holiday cheer this season.

Recent Media

Your Hamilton, Your Health Video Series

Dr. Raymond Gottschalk discusses sleep apnea, its dangers and how it can be treated.


Healthcare Hot Topic

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...