Dr. Ash Jaffer

Agree with Dr. Campbell. We had this same conversation a few years ago with our local PCN, who demanded communication with the family physicians from the episodic care and ultimately made the funding dependent on this communication. MANY patients attend walk-in/episodic care because they do NOT want to see their family physician for either privacy reasons, for second opinions or they do not trust their opinions. While communicating with the patient's family physician is sometimes helpful for continuity of care, the feedback may be negatively received, and ultimately it is up to the patient, not us or the CPSA to dictate where a patient's private medical information is shared.

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