Dr. Davis’ Tips for Cancer Screening in Primary Care

This blog is by Dr. Meghan Davis, Regional Primary Care Lead and Screen for Life Mobile Coach Lead for the Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program. Dr. Davis is also a Family Physician in east-end Hamilton. Primary Care Providers will find relevant information about topics that matter to their practice and  patients. Scroll to the bottom of this page to subscribe. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Davis directly at dr.meghan.davis@gmail.com.

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 to use it to increase your patients’ participation in cancer screening? The Hamilton Family Health Team in collaboration with the Regional […]
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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 their offices to promote cancer screening. I use both. They’re great for generating conversations about screening. Download your copies […]
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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. However it is an option for women who find annual screening post […]
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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 Cancer Risk Factors in Ontario estimates that 15 per cent of all new […]
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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 for a long time and were […]
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