Dr. Meghan Davis Blog

Jan302018No Comments

Want to increase your cancer screening rates by 10% and earn up to 18 MainPro+ credits?

Studies from medical literature suggest that having a facilitator work with you and your staff can increase your cancer screening rates by as much as 10 per cent. Would you like to invite a trained facilitator into your office to design an effective workflow...
Jan122018No Comments

CCO Correspondence Program, The In’s and Out’s

Thank you to Dr. Michael Schweitzer and his staff for inspiring this blog post with their excellent question about letters from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO). Once eligible for cancer screening, CCO’s correspondence program automatically sends out ‘Invitation...
Oct252017No Comments

Niagara Health Colonoscopy Referral Form

As one of my favourite architects wrote, “If you’re going to have centralization, why not have it!” –Frank Lloyd Wright Niagara Health now has a convenient centralized fax and form for colonoscopy referrals for colorectal cancer screening....
Sep122017No Comments

Cancer Screening Videos for your Waiting Room TV

“The single most important strategy in content marketing today is video.” –Gary Vaynerchuck, bestselling author, speaker and internationally recognized Internet personality. Do you have a TV screen in your waiting room?  Would you like...
Aug282017No Comments

Cancer Screening Poster for your screens, bulletin boards and office walls

The phrase, ‘A picture means a thousand words,’ seems obvious in this age of social media and screens everywhere. With that in mind, the Regional  Cancer Program has created e-posters and printable versions for Primary Care Providers to use in...
Jun152017No Comments

Post Colposcopy Discharge Cervical Cancer Screening in Primary Care

For patients who have been to colposcopy, knowing their HPV status can help determine how often they should have follow-up Pap tests. Because HPV testing is not publically funded it is not currently the standard of care if a patient does not/cannot pay....
Jun052017No Comments

Identifying Smokers in your Practice

I recently read an article on health care that included the phrase, “What gets measured gets managed.” It’s such a good quote and applies to so many aspects of medicine. For example, we now have an EMR that facilitates measurement. CCO’s 2013...
Mar132017No Comments

Pap Day helps women stay up-to-date with cervical screening

When my nurse called patients who were overdue for their Pap tests, many said they found it difficult to book an appointment due to work. So two weeks ago we had a Pap Day on a Saturday morning, booking in 20 patients. Many were patients I had not seen...
Mar082017No Comments

Coming to Hamilton — Cancer Screening Workshop

Mark April 5 on your calendars — Cancer Screening Workshop Hamilton Back by popular demand is our second Hamilton based Cancer Screening Workshop. This will be our third workshop and we are continually improving it based on the attendees’ feedback....
Mar082017No Comments

Thank You Niagara!

And the OSCAR goes to….. Thank you Niagara for being warm, receptive and active participants at the March 1 Cancer Screening Workshop. Although the theme of the event was the OSCARs – with golden chocolate awards….the real winner was a concept –...