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Would you pay $300 a year for quick access to a nurse? Dealing with demand, Ontario doctors get creative

Posted: February 2, 2023

(February 2, 2023)

By: Megan Delaire, CTV News

There came a point during the pandemic, about nine months ago, when the staff at a pediatric clinic in Toronto was turning away at least 100 callers per day who were looking for a primary care provider.

At the same time, Kindercare Pediatric’s rostered patients were waiting longer than they should to see their own doctors. The way Kindercare owner Dr. Dan Flanders describes it, the scene was one of desperation.

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