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 of the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Her office, at the ByWard Family Health Team, is located at 316 Rideau. Please ask for her when booking an appointment.
As a member of the ByWard Family Health Team, Dr. Gagnon offers a wide range of services to her patients, focusing on the prevention, early identification, treatment, care, and support for acute and chronic disease management. She is supported by a team of allied health professionals which includes nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, mental health counselors, and chiropodists to address the physical, emotional, mental and social aspects of your health and wellness.
If you choose not to stay on at ByWard FHT under the care of the physician who will take over the practice, please be aware that you should seek medical advice about the results of any tests or imaging procedures or consultations ordered by any doctor you see on or after May 1, 2021. For example, if you go to an emergency room or see a specialist, afterwards make sure to go to your new family doctor to request the results of any tests ordered and to ask if any recommendations were made that you should know about or act upon.
If seeing medical care elsewhere, your medical records will remain in the custody of ByWard FHT for a period of not less than 10 years. To send a copy of your medical records to another physician, via fax or mail, ByWard FHT requires your written authorization. An administrative fee for this uninsured service will apply. A consent to release personal health information can be found on the ByWard FHT website at: https://bywardfht.ca/our-clinic/forms/.
Thank you for the privilege of allowing me to serve as your family physician.
Dr. Johneen Manning, MD CCFP