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.


5 QUICK FIT TIPS FROM ACROSS ONTARIO Since the Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) launch on June 24, 2019, about 200,000 FIT kits have been distributed to patients in Ontario! To continue to support you and your patients in screening with FIT, here are 5 quick tips: Make sure that your patient is age-eligible for screening […]

Follow-up for FIT+ Patients in HNHB

FIT testing, as the primary screening method for average risk individuals, launched across the province on June 24. For patients with a positive test, there is a high probability of having colon cancer or a high-risk, complicated polyp. As Cancer Care Ontario’s Regional Primary Care Lead for cancer screening and a local family physician, I […]

Target Population/Service Report (TPSR)

We are approaching the September deadline for Cumulative Preventative Care Bonus submission, which is Sept. 10 for paper claims and Sept. 18 for electronic claims. A helpful tool for this calculation for enrolled model physicians is the TPSR reports. We had received these in paper format each April but they are now digital and contained […]

Are you feeling FIT? Helpful tips for distributing FIT kits to patients

The fecal immunochemical test (FIT) has received an overwhelming response by the primary care community since launching on June 24. In fact, LifeLabs has already received over 60,000 FIT requisitions province-wide. Thank you for all your help with this success! A quick reminder: • FIT has replaced FOBT as the recommended screening test for Ontario […]

Hot off the Press

Want to share the news about FIT on your bulletin boards and TV screens? Check out these 8.5 x 11 posters and TV screen images from Cancer Care Ontario and the Regional Cancer Program: For your bulletin boards: • Cancer Care Ontario’s poster, featuring the Same Place, New Test slogan can be found here. •The […]

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