Spring is Here

Sunday, March 17, 2013

The days are getting longer and there is a lot more sunshine.  It is a great time to start adding a few thousand extra steps to our daily routine.   Buy an inexpensive pedometer and try to put in at least 5000 steps during a full day.  It is a wonderful way to maintain your health warranty.

Docs Skate for a Good Cause

Monday, January 14, 2013


I am participating in Scotiabank Skates for Credit Valley to raise money for a great cause on Jan 28 and 29th, 2013 at the Mastercard and Hershey Centers. I will be playing hockey with my Physician colleagues on the Credit Valley Coyotes Hockey Team in this fund raising tournament.  Please sponsor me and help make a difference. Together, with your support, we can reach our fundraising goal.  I am willing to match the donations recieved.  To help with a good cause please go to

www.scotiabankskatesforcreditvalley.ca   and click on The Coyote Team Name on the right side of the page.. It will bring up our roster with my name on it.. Simply click on my name to lend your support.  Thank you in advance.

 Congratulations to the Credit Valley Doctors on Defending their title and helped raise over $215,000.00 towards renovating the overcrowded emergency department.


Back to School

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September is back to school and fall is upon us before we know it.   The medical center congestion has been alleviated with the  renovations of the parking deck completed.  We are saddened that the primary care environment within the center continues to see reductions in numbers of primary care physicians with retirements and illness decimating the ability to smoothly serve our community.  Please bear with us, as we attempt to tend to the most ill patients first. 

Please also note that all prescriptions for controlled substances such as pain killers and sleeping pills now require your ohip number and physcian liscence no. to be clearly displayed for tracking purposes. 

O' Canada

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

July is the month that we celebrate the reason we live here in Canada.   The freedoms that we enjoy which include a universal health care system are shared by less than 1% of the people on this planet.   Take time to reflect on what a wonderful country we live in, and take a positive health step today!

O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.

A Medical Mission with Spy Novel Intrigue

Sunday, May 27, 2012

At the Request of the Prime Minister and Department of Foriegn Affairs


This Story Appeared in The Medical Post April 2012 Edition- ForFULL STORY


A medical mission with spy novel intrigue

Three Canadian physicians venture to the Ukraine to assess the ailing former prime minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, in jail
Near the chilly end of February, three Canadian physicians on a special medical mission flew out of Toronto and into the murky world of post-Soviet Ukrainian politics.

At the behest of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade they were en route to a remote Ukrainian prison housing the ailing politician, Yulia Tymoshenko.

The events that followed sound like fodder for a Cold War spy novel. The details could make you wonder whether the Iron Curtain hadn’t really been torn down, but rather was pulled back into the wings, ready to veil the international stage at a moment’s notice.

But days later, locked deep inside the Ukrainian prison and separated from the Canadian ambassador, she wasn’t so sure about the adventure. Ukrainian bureaucrats had suddenly told the three they could not leave. “They said, ‘You can’t go back.’ I said, ‘Sure I can,’ and they said, ‘You can’t go back.’ I must admit my heart gave one little flip.”

The medical mission included fellow Canadians Dr. Peter Kujtan and Dr. George Rewa. All three are of Ukrainian heritage, but they hadn’t been following the political situation where many were calling for an independent medical mission to examine Tymoshenko, who had been felled by a mysterious illness.
There were conference calls with Foreign Affairs officials who helped obtain equipment for the trip, much of it on loan: a point-of-care testing kit, a transvaginal ultrasound machine, and supplies to transport sterile blood and other samples. They were also loaned a Geiger counter.

The independence of the testing materials was crucial for Dr. Kujtan, who is a coroner in Mississauga, Ont., with training in toxicology. He says he tried to downplay his experience, but, he says in an interview with the Medical Post, “They found out pretty quickly about me.” Dr. Kujtan wanted to ensure “anything we collected would be able to hold up to scrutiny.”

As it was, his knowledge and the equipment packed into two, steel, hard-side suitcases raised the suspicions of the Ukraine authorities. Upon landing in the Ukraine, the cases proved problematic. Dr. Kutjan told the authorities, “You can’t go opening up my things because you are going to contaminate any samples.”


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Parking Construction Summer 2012 to serve you better will be in process at the Medical Complex.  The upper deck need updating, and it is planned to be done in phases.  Most of the major work will take place on Fridays to Sundays weather permitting. During this time there may be some office cancellations and restricted parking.  There will be overflow parking available on Credit Valley Road and in the underground.  We thank you for your patience as this work is badly needed.

DOCS ON ICE 2012 support Concussion Research

Monday, April 09, 2012

Over 800 doctors converged on Peterborough Ontario March 29 to 31st 2012 to Play their annual tournament. Over $200,000.00 dollars was raised to support Concussion Research.  Head Concussions in sport is a hidden problem that can be permanently disabling. Dr. Rick Binette was chairman of this years effort.  Johnny Bower, Ken Dryden and Rick Larimer were on hand to lend support.  










Maple Leafs great Johnny Bower in town for Docs on Ice tourney

By CLIFFORD SKARSTEDT Examiner Visual Journalist

Posted 9 days ago

Legendary NHL Hall of Fame goalie Johnny Bower, 87, was in Peterborough on Friday forthe 30th Docs on Ice hockey tournament banquet at the Memorial Centre in Peterborough.

Bower played with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1958 to 1970.

Bower has supported the Docs On Ice event over the past 15 years.

In 1963 he and fellow goaltender Terry Sawchuk attended a Leafs training camp under general manager and coach Punch Imlach at the Memorial Centre.

The event, continuing over the weekend, has attracted 756 physicians from across Ontario and hopes to raise $150,000 for the local Youth Sports Concussion Program


Docs on Ice Support Alzheimers

Monday, January 30, 2012

Docs on Ice


Docs on Ice. From left, Dr. Rob Mascarin, Dr. Pete Kujtan, retired NHL referee and NHL Hall of Famer Andy Van Hellemond, Mayor of Oakville Rob Burton dropping the puck, Dr. Len DeBolster and Chair of Docs on Ice organizing committee Dr. David Palmer. Karen Newman / Oakville Beaver

As part of its Physician Recruitment program, Halton Region hosted the annual Docs on Ice tournament at the Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.   Docs on Ice is a provincial  organization comprised exclusively of hockey playing Doctors who descend on different locality every year to raise charity funds.   Much of  fundraising is done on a personal basis.   They are often supported by media personnel and NHL hockey players.

With the help of local volunteers, the tournament raises funds through a combination of registration fees, sponsorship, donations and special events.

Funds raised through Docs on Ice Oakville 2011 will support the Alzheimer Society of Hamilton/Halton and will be used to expand the Alzheimer Society Oakville resource centre. This year over $150,000.00 was raised for Alzheimers due to efforts of Docs on Ice.





Flushots 2011- Available

Monday, September 19, 2011

Flushot Clinic. Fri Oct28 Nov 4 & Sat Nov 5, 2011.     On friday oct 28th & nov 4th, 10 to 11:30 there will be a walk-in, no appointment necessary clinic for flu shots.  and also on Sat Nov5, 2011 from 9:30 to 12 noon. Walk in only.  No appointments necessary.  

2011 Summer Construction

Monday, May 09, 2011

 Summer 2011. Parking.  During the construction to the building the City of Mississauga is allowing 3 hours of free parking on the east side of Credit Valley Road. Please note that this is a temporary measure which concludes on August 20th.