The Globe and Mail reports

As Canada’s population ages, more and more patients are suffering from a host of chronic diseases, but there are too few general practitioners and specialists across the country to provide timely and quality care, a survey of doctors concludes.

When our son John, who has juvenile diabetes, was in Montreal, he had a bad experience with the endocrinologist who was supposedly monitoring him. She failed to call in his insulin prescription, and eventually in a three way telephone conversation in French among my wife, the pharmaciost, and the doctor’s secretary, the secertary told the pharmacist to give my son whatever he asked for.

Not exactly the higehst standards of health care – but it appears the doctors are overwhelmed.



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