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01 Nov 2021

Flu Vaccine for Patients

Seasonal flu vaccine is now available. Here are the options for getting a flu shot this year: At ByWard FHT Patients who have a scheduled in-person appointment will be offered a flu vaccine. Patients who are 65 years of age and over can book a flu vaccine appointment with the nurse. Appointments available during the …

10 Sep 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Daniel Trutt

Dear patient, I wish to thank you for entrusting me with your care. As you know the pandemic and other factors have resulted in significant changes to our ability to provide care to our patients. I am writing to inform you that as of December 1st, 2021 I am no longer able to provide you with …

07 Sep 2021

Important Notice about medical exemptions from receiving a COVID-19 vaccine

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31 Aug 2021

Important Notice for Non-OHIP patients of Dr. Shabab Boparai

**If you received a communication (on August 18th) on behalf of Santé Alliance Health, please disregard.  The communication was sent in error and was intended for patients of Drs. Allart, Alrai, Bourgault,Gostimirovic, , Sharma,  and Tchen only. Below is the correct communication from Dr. Boparai to her patients. We apologize for the confusion this may have …

31 Aug 2021

Important Notice for OHIP patients of Dr. Shabab Boparai

Dear patients, I know this last year has been very challenging and I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  It is with sadness I must inform you that effective November 1, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the ByWard Family Health Team (FHT). We are currently looking for …

30 Aug 2021

Fall 2021 Update

Dear patient, As ByWard Family Health Team traverses a period of significant transition, we thought it important to give you a bit of background on the changes we are undergoing as well as an idea of the future we are working diligently towards. Please remember to check the Important Notices section of our website regularly: …

17 Aug 2021

Follow-up Notice on behalf of Santé Alliance Health for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Anne Marie Allart, Dr. Louise Bourgault, Dr. Paula Tchen, Dr. Adnan Alrai, Dr. Meena Sharma and Dr. Milka Gostimirovic

Dear patients, In follow-up to the communication from the ByWard FHT on behalf of the Santé Alliance Health Clinic, that was sent on June 30th, 2021, pertaining to our departure, we (Dr. Annemarie Allart, Dr. Adnan Alrai, Dr. Louise Bourgault, Dr. Meena Sharma Dr. Paula Tchen, and Dr. Milka Gostimirovic) wish to update you with regards to …

03 Aug 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Sarah Oliver

Dear Patients, I wish to thank you for entrusting me with your care over the years. As you know the pandemic and other factors have resulted in significant changes to our ability to provide care to our patients. I am writing to inform you that as of October 1st, 2021, I am no longer able …

03 Aug 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Danielle Gervais

Dear Patients, I wish to thank you for entrusting me with your care over the years. As you know the pandemic and other factors have resulted in significant changes to our ability to provide care to our patients. I am writing to inform you that as of October 1st, 2021, I am no longer able …

03 Aug 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Asser Ali

Dear Patients, I wish to thank you for entrusting me with your care over the years. As you know the pandemic and other factors have resulted in significant changes to our ability to provide care to our patients. I am writing to inform you that as of October 1st, 2021, I am no longer able …

26 Jul 2021

UPDATE: Payment Policy for RAMQ patients

Dear patient, The ByWard FHT would like to thank all of our patients for the comments and feedback regarding the recent change in the billing policy for RAMQ patients as it pertains to visits with their primary care provider. We recognize that service fees ranging in price from $55 to $120 at every visit, compounded …

23 Jul 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. April Marinich

Dear Patient, In follow-up to the communication from Dr. April Marinich, that was sent on May 5th, 2021, pertaining to her departure (July31st, 2021), the ByWard Family Health Team wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. The ByWard FHT, in conjunction with Dr. Marinich, have been unsuccessful in recruiting a family physician …

23 Jul 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Marie-Claude Gagnon

Dear Patient, In follow-up to the communication from Dr. Marie Claude Gagnon, that was sent on April 23rd, 2021, pertaining to her departure (July 31st, 2021), the ByWard Family Health Team wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. The ByWard FHT, in conjunction with Dr. Gagnon, have been unsuccessful in recruiting a …

23 Jul 2021

Important Notice for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Lisa Lezack

Dear Patient, In follow-up to the communication from Dr. Lisa Lezack, that was sent on February 1st, 2021, pertaining to her departure (May 1, 2021), the ByWard Family Health Team wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. The ByWard FHT, in conjunction with Dr. Lezack, have been unsuccessful in recruiting a family …

30 Jun 2021

Important Notice on behalf of Santé Alliance Health for non-OHIP patients of Dr. Anne Marie Allart, Dr. Louise Bourgault, Dr. Paula Tchen, Dr. Adnan Alrai, Dr. Meena Sharma and Dr. Milka Gostimirovic

First and foremost, we wish to thank you for the opportunity for entrusting your care and that of your family’s over the last several years. This notice is to inform you that as of September 1st, 2021, Dr. Annemarie Allart, Dr. Louise Bourgault, Dr. Paula Tchen, Dr. Adnan Alrai, Dr. Meena Sharma and Dr. Milka …

30 Jun 2021

Important Notice on behalf of Santé Alliance Health for OHIP patients of Dr. Anne Marie Allart, Dr. Louise Bourgault, Dr. Paula Tchen, Dr. Adnan Alrai, Dr. Meena Sharma and Dr. Milka Gostimirovic

We hope this notice finds you well in these challenging times. This notice is to inform you that six physicians from the ByWard FHT have decided to relocate their practices to Santé Alliance Health, as of September 1, 2021. These physicians include: Dr. Annemarie Allart Dr. Louise Bourgault Dr. Meena Sharma Dr. Adnan Alrai Dr. …

02 Jun 2021

Important Notice for patients of Dr. Milkereit

Dr. Milkereit is on maternity leave. Dr. Mallika Kapur will be caring for her patients until June 2022. If you are an existing patient in need of an appointment, please continue to book your appointments as needed by contacting the ByWard Family Health Team (BWFHT) by your preferred booking method. Please do not delay seeking …

05 May 2021

Important Notice for patients of Dr. April Marinich

Dear patients, I know this last year has been very challenging and I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy. It is with sadness I must inform you that effective August 1, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the ByWard Family Health Team (BWFHT). We are currently looking for …

23 Apr 2021

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Marie-Claude Gagnon

Dear patients, I know this last year has been very challenging and I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy. It is with sadness I must inform you that effective August 1, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the ByWard Family Health Team (BWFHT). We are currently looking for …

16 Apr 2021

New Payment Policy for RAMQ Patients

Dear patient, We hope this letter finds you well. The purpose of this letter is to inform you of a change in the clinic’s billing policy for services provided to patients covered under the “The Régie de l’assurance maladie du Quebec” (RAMQ). Reciprocal billing agreements between the provinces, with the exception of Quebec, allow physicians …

06 Apr 2021

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Johneen Manning

Dear patient, Effective May 1, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the ByWard Family Health Team (BWFHT). We are pleased to inform you that Dr. Marie Claude Gagnon will assume the care of my patients and practice as of May 1, 2021, 2021. Dr. Gagnon is a family physician and a member …

01 Apr 2021

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Kapil Khatter

Dear Patient, I know this last year has been very challenging and I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  It is with sadness I must inform you that effective March 31, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the ByWard Family health Team (ByWard FHT). I’m happy to report …

01 Mar 2021

Clinic Name Change

As of March 1st, 2021 we will formally launch our clinic name change to ByWard Family Health Team (BWFHT), replacing University of Ottawa Health Services Family Health Team (UOHS FHT). The company that manages the service will now operate under the name Ontario Partners in Health (OPiH), replacing University of Ottawa Health Services (UOHS). OPiH …

01 Feb 2021

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Lisa Lezack

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Lisa Lezack Dear Patient, I know this last year has been very challenging and I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy.  It is with sadness I must inform you that effective May 1, 2021, I will be leaving my medical practice at the University of …

18 Jan 2021

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Laura DiMarzo

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Laura DiMarzo In follow-up to the communication from Dr. DiMarzo, that was sent on May 29th, 2020, pertaining to her departure (August 1, 2020), the University of Ottawa Health Services wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. We are pleased to inform you that Dr. April …

08 Dec 2020

Important Notice for patients of Dr. Marie Claude Gagnon

Dear patient, To begin, I would like to thank you for entrusting me with your health as your family physician. In an effort to meet the demands of my practice and to provide my patients quicker access to care, I’ve decided to transfer part of my practice to a wonderful family physician here at UOHS, …

26 Oct 2020

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Jocelyn Russell

To all my patients: After much careful consideration, I have decided to leave my practice at the ByWard Family Health Team (formerly the University of Ottawa Health Service – UOHS) on December 1, 2020.  This has been a difficult decision, but at this time it is the right choice for me and my family. I’m …

22 Oct 2020

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Paul Grof

Dr.  Paul Grof is retiring from clinical practice in December 2020. He feels honored to have been your physician. At your next appointment –  whether it’s in person or by phone – it’s best to discuss the options for your further care. To facilitate the transfer, Dr. Grof will prepare a summary of your care …

01 Oct 2020

HIGH CALL VOLUMES

HIGH CALL VOLUMES The clinic is experiencing unusually high call volumes. For patients who are calling to cancel an appointment or to book a non-urgent appointment, we request that you please request a appointment online. If you’re calling to renew your prescription, please have your pharmacy fax the clinic a request at 613-564-6627.  Note that …

24 Aug 2020

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Susan Fisher

In follow-up to the communication from Dr. Fisher, that was sent on February 28th, 2020, pertaining to her departure (June 1, 2020), the ByWard Family Health Team (formerly the University of Ottawa Health Services – UOHS) wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. We are pleased to inform you that Dr. April …

03 Aug 2020

WE’RE MOVING…TO A COLLABORATIVE HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM

WE’RE MOVING…TO A COLLABORATIVE HEALTH RECORD SYSTEM On August 10th, 2020, the ByWard Family Health Team (formerly the University of Ottawa Health Services) is moving from our current Electronic Medical Record (EMR) System to a Collaborative Health Record (CHR) System. The Collaborative Health Record (CHR) is the next iteration of the electronic medical record built for …

03 Jul 2020

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Geneviève Davignon

Dear Patient, Dr. Davignon will be on a leave of absence from August 2020  until summer of 2021.  During her absence patients can continue to call the clinic to book an appointment for their health care needs. Patients who call to book an appointment will be offered an appointment with one of the providers assisting …

01 Mar 2020

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Lisa Lezack

Important Notice for Patients of Dr. Lisa Lezack Dear patient, In follow-up to the communication from Dr. Lisa Lezack that was sent on January 3rd, 2020, pertaining to her leave of absence (start day February 3, 2020), the University of Ottawa Health Services wishes to update you with regards to your medical care. Although Dr. …

01 Jan 2019

Vaccine shortage

There is currently a global shortage of the following vaccines: Yellow Fever, Hepatitis B (Engerix B, Twinrix, and Recombivax). Although the clinic receives ongoing shipments of these vaccines (except Recombivax), the supply is very limited and shipment dates vary.  Since the clinic’s supply for these vaccines is often depleted prior to the next shipment, it …

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