Preventative Care

Preventive Care

Patients who are enrolled with our physicians have the benefit of being part of our Preventive Care services. There are four preventive care categories for which reminder letters are mailed to enrolled patients.

On review of your records, reminder letters are mailed to the following enrolled patients:

  1. Pap smear reminders for female patients who are between 23 and 69 years of age
    • Pap smears are now recommended every 3 years as per Cancer Care Ontario guidelines
  2. Mammogram reminders for female patients who are between 52 and 69 years of age
    • Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) is encouraging primary care providers to start cervical screening for patients at age 25 based on moderate quality evidence suggesting that people under age 25 do not benefit from cervical screening
    • The Ontario Cervical Screening Program will formally change the age of initiation for cervical screening from 21 to 25 with the implementation of human papillomavirus (HPV) testing in the program.
    • If you have an abnormal pap smear, the frequency of paps will change and your doctor will let you know how often they are to be done.
  3. Influenza vaccine reminders for patients who are 65 years or older
  4. Childhood immunization reminders

Colon Cancer Check

In April 2008, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and Cancer Care Ontario, launched ‘ColonCancerCheck’, Canada’s first population-based provincial colorectal cancer screening program. The goals of the ‘ColonCancerCheck’ program are to reduce deaths from colorectal cancer through an organized screening program and to improve the ability of doctors to participate in comprehensive colorectal cancer screening.

The doctors receive a Screening Activity Report that help them to manage colorectal screening for their patients aged 52-74 and to easily identify patients that need follow-up. By participating in this program, it is hoped that it will maximize our patients’ chances of detecting colorectal cancer early.

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