Preventive Health Saves Lives
Evaluating the value of preventive health and what your proactive strategy should be. Read more below:
Effective June 1st 2016 Quebec joined Ontario and a host of other Canadian provinces in eliminating coverage for annual physicals for healthy adults. Under the new medical fee guidelines, annual physicals will be replaced by periodic medical exams for vulnerable patients such as children under the age of 5, seniors, and those with chronic disease.
Eliminating coverage for complete annual checkups will yield significant savings for Quebec’s health care system; however, many are concerned about the potential negative impacts on patient health and disease prevention. Quebec’s health minister, Gaétan Barrette, says that most healthy adults don’t require annual physicals, but some physicians argue that the changes will come at the expense of early detection of cancer and other illnesses. In a survey of almost 800 family physicians published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, 74% of physicians agreed that annual checkups improved detection of subclinical illness. In a patient review conducted by Medisys Corporate Health, Canada’s leading executive healthcare provider, 1000 healthy Canadians received comprehensive Preventive Health Assessments. Through these assessments Medisys detected at least one undiagnosed major cardiovascular risk factor in 44% of the patients and undiagnosed at-risk cholesterol levels in 37% of the patients. While the need for annual physicals remains of topic of ongoing debate, physicians still advocate for early detection of warning signs and illnesses and for patients to take the appropriate steps to ensure such warning signs don’t progress into disease. As the saying goes “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. See full article: http://montrealgazette.com/…/quebec-to-do-away-with-annual-…
Medisys Preventive Health Clinics provide unhurried, meticulous annual Preventive Health Assessments in a comfortable setting including complete cancer and heart disease screening; diet, nutrition and lifestyle consulting focused on preventive healthcare; abdominal ultrasound; comprehensive laboratory testing; fitness assessment, and more.
Medisys Corporate Health LP Announces Strategic Alliance with MacKay CEO Forums
October 1, 2015 – Medisys Corporate Health LP is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with MacKay CEO Forums to help accelerate executive performance while better managing work-life balance.
Regarded as the highest impact, least time-intensive peer group, MacKay CEO Forums seeks to improve executive wellness through trusted peer support groups that help executives lower stress and learn effective strategies for achieving better life balance. In addition to a strong focus on executive health, MacKay CEO Forums helps CEOs and Senior Executives develop exceptional leadership skills.
Dr. Vivien Brown is the recently elected President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada (FMWC)
The Federation of Medical Women in Canada (FMWC) has elected Medisys’ own VP Medical Affairs, Dr. Vivien Brown as President for a one-year term. The election took place at their AGM on September 25th, 2015.
As President of the FMWC, Dr. Brown’s focus will be on increasing the national conversation on issues affecting women’s health by working with the Canadian Cancer Society on a national HPV campaign and advocating for a HPV vaccine program for boys and men, and encouraging women who do not have a regular family doctor to have a PAP test completed. Dr. Brown has been involved in the organization for a number of years, most recently as President of the Toronto branch.
Being the voice of women doctors in Canada, the FMWC provides women physicians with the opportunity to take part in initiatives concerning women’s health at local, national and international levels by developing leadership, education, networking, advocacy, mentoring and strategic alliances.
The FMWC has 17 local branches across Canada and is a national member of the Medical Women’s International Association (MWIA).
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ATTENTION: HEALTH EDITORS
Check your vaccinations before travelling this summer.
Travels alerts for polio and measles outbreaks in Canada and worldwide, highlight the need to check if you and your family are protected, says family physician, Dr. Vivien Brown.
Toronto, ON. May 27, 2014 Travel alerts for polio worldwide & the resurgence of measles outbreaks in Canada, Europe and Africa, highlight the need for Canadians to get vaccinated before travelling to affected areas.
SPACIOUS SETTING, LUXURIOUS AMENITIES, ENHANCED SERVICES AND MORE!
The beautiful Bay Street clinic provides our clients with unparalleled comfort and an array of amenities that are sure to please!
In June 2013, the clinic on King Street moved to a 55-storey highrise building in the heart of Toronto. Located in the prestigious Bay Adelaide Centre at 333 Bay Street, the more spacious clinic offers a sophisticated setting, an array of luxurious amenities and an enhanced customer experience to meet your needs. It is easily accessible by car and public transportation, and offers convenient valet parking.
The Vancouver Clinic Has Moved
In our efforts to continuously improve our client experience, we are pleased to inform you that the Medisys Vancouver clinic has moved to a new location! As of today, our new address and contact information will be : 900 West Hastings Street, Suite 800, 604-681-2400
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Dr. Elman Inducted into the Entrepreneurs Club of The Quebec Employers Council
On Monday April 22, at the general assembly of the Quebec Employers Council, Dr. Sheldon Elman, founder and CEO of Medisys, was inducted into the prestigious Entrepreuneurs Club during a breakfast meeting in the company of Quebec Premier Pauline Marois. Dr. Elman was publicly recognized for his outstanding contribution to economic development in Quebec.