He is waiting for a family doctor since 2015

News 13 March, 2018
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    Benoît Fradet registered three years ago on the list to get a family doctor. He is still waiting.

    Patrick Bellerose

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 19:47

    Tuesday, 13 march 2018 19:47

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    A man of Quebec, aged 67 years, Benoît Fradet, patient for three years to get a family doctor to monitor health problems.

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    “I need prescriptions and, each time, it is a battle to see a doctor without an appointment,” he says. Once on site, I have to wait four hours. “

    The resident of Beauport, registered on February 18, 2015-Stop access to clients without. Its name was then transferred to the Atm access to a family doctor (GAMF) at the time of its inception in 2016.

    The 67 year old man must see a doctor a few times a year to monitor his cholesterol and his blood pressure problems.

    Moreover, Mr. Fradet is considered to be a patient as ” vulnerable “, classified as category C in the GAMF.

    It regrets the lack of follow-up by a professional.

    “The other day, it is a receptionist who gave me my results” shows-t-it.

    A physician refuses to see it

    Exasperated by the delay, Benoît Fradet addressed to the office of the Commissioner of complaints and quality of services of the CIUSSS in the National Capital last February.

    In a response dated march 9, 2018, the deputy commissioner recognizes the situation of Mr. Fradet, but says it is helpless because of the autonomy of doctors.

    “In reality, it is on a voluntary basis and that the doctors of medical clinics, which are self-employed, is intended for the GAMF to get new patients,” writes Jacques Beaulieu.

    In its investigation, the assistant commissioner has elsewhere found that a doctor had received the folder of Benoît Fradet, November 29, 2017.

    “The doctor was refused, and he immediately notified the GAMF,” he wrote. The assistant commissioner added that his file will be forwarded to a new medical clinic ” until a physician agrees to take care of yourself “.

    However, Mr. Fradet considers that it is not a particularly heavy.

    “A doctor is normal, I think it would be capable of doing anything other than prescribe some creams for eczema and cure of tonsillitis “, lance-t-il.

    The time increase

    The Journal revealed on Monday that the deadline to get a family doctor through the GAMF have increased since a year.

    In December 2017, vulnerable patients had to wait for 285 days on average, while those in better health had to wait for about 321 days.

    The minister of Health, Gaétan Barrette, has refused to answer questions on the subject on Monday.

    The blue Room, he recalled that “today, there are 1.1 million people who, in fact, have access to a family doctor more” than when the liberals took power.