“Physician assistants are relatively new to the Ontario health-care scene,”he said, adding it was a program he taught at McMaster University for eight years.
Two things people complain about when it comes to family doctors, Remington said, is how long it takes to get an appointment and the limited amount of time they spend with the doctor.
“This is as close to cloning myself as I can get. With a physician assistant, there’s now two of us that can potentially see a patient. The physician assistant can do routine checks and that frees my time up for more complex patients. Having one in the office when I am out doesn’t limit time seeing patients.”…more.