Close to$ 2 Million for each of the 10 experts the best paid in Quebec

News 6 March, 2018
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    Michel, Jean | VAT New

    Tuesday, 6 march 2018 15:05

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    Some medical specialists in Québec are entitled to a compensation in excess of $ 2 million, according to figures that VAT News has obtained a copy.

    According to these official documents, seven of the ten doctors the best paid in the province pocketed more than $ 2 million in 2016.

    The three specialists are the best paid work in Montreal. The two ophthalmologists took 2 233 985 and $ 2 223 363 dollar, while the surgeon completes the podium with a compensation of 2 170 244 $.

    Radiologists and ophthalmologists working in the region to supplement the result of the classification. Five of the doctors the best paid work in ophthalmology, while four work in radiology.

    “To the RAMQ to check the billing”

    The Fédération des médecins spécialistes du Québec (FMSQ) has refused to react to these figures with the camera, but did send a response by email.

    “It is the responsibility of the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) to check the billing made by the physicians and a follow-up, if necessary,” said the director of communications of the FMSQ, Nicole Pelletier.

    “It is also the responsibility of the RAMQ to ensure that it is not unusual profile, particularly in the case of millionaires, in terms of billing and, in case of doubt, make inquiry.”

    The minister of Health, Gaétan Barrette, has argued that the ophthalmologists and radiologists often have fees firms rates.

    “You have ten doctors on 10 000 which have a clearly outstanding with respect to which the RAMQ has any authority to make inspections”, he said.

    Citizens stunned

    Citizens encountered by TVA Nouvelles denounced these important compensation. “This is unacceptable. In our world in Quebec, this is not acceptable at all. It is necessary to change absolutely our prime minister and our minister of Health,” shouted a man.

    “This is ridiculous. It is theft”, has launched another citizen stunned and having knowledge of the figures.

    An ophthalmologist told TVA News that the members of this specialty work in the operating room, but that the operations are of very short duration, so that doctors can make several, and inflate their revenues.


    1– Ophthalmology – Montreal 2 233 985 $

    2– Ophthalmology – Montreal 2 223 363 $

    3– general Surgery – Montreal 2 170 244 $

    4– Radiology – Montérégie 2 103 426 $

    5– Radiology – Bas-Saint-Laurent 2 082 794 $

    6– Radiology – Laurentides 2 057 568 $

    7– Radiology – Estrie 2 006 812 $

    8– Ophthalmology – Quebec 1 954 359 $

    9– Ophthalmology – Mauricie 1 874 066 $

    10– Ophthalmology – Estrie 1 853 964 $