It Takes a Team

October 27, 2011
2011 AFHTO conference presentation PRESENTER (S): Dr. Pauline Pariser, Physician Lead; Dr. Nadiya Sunderji, Consulting Psychiatrist FHT/ORG: Taddle Creek Family Health Team ABSTRACT: The Complex Medical Care Clinic is a partnership between the Taddle Creek Family Health Team and the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care at UHN. The clinic proactively addresses patients with complex co-morbid disease in order to improve their quality of care. Our consulting internist and psychiatrist, as well as professionals representing six disciplines, meet with the patient to develop a coherent treatment plan. The intended outcomes include reduction in emergency room visits and hospital admissions, reduction of the burden of care for the primary care provider and modeling synergistic problem solving for all health care providers. We will present a 20minute film of a clinic in action. Discussion will focus on the benefits of this service for the patient and family as well as for members of the team and the challenges in setting up this initiative for a family health team. Click here to view presentation.