Dr. Davis’ Tips for Cancer Screening in Primary Care

This blog is by Dr. Meghan Davis, Regional Primary Care Lead and Mobile Cancer Screening 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.

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 plan and optimize your EMR use for cancer screening? Check out […]
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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 to Screen’ letters to patients along with a privacy notice explaining how their information is protected and how […]
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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. This is to be used for patients needing a colonoscopy due to a positive FOBT or a first-degree […]
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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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