Specialist Bulletin, February 2017

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New Overhead Study – “On your mark, get ready, go!”   The new Overhead Study is about to start. Doctors from all sections will be randomly selected to achieve about 1:6 doctors being surveyed. The survey results will be anonymous, but vitally important. We are hoping that accurate income/income sources and expenses data can be… Read more »

Specialist Bulletin – December 2016

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Governance referendum There have been multiple Doctors of BC governance referenda in the last 15 to 20 years. Some feel the current 40-odd member Board is too large, and that a smaller board could be more nimble and effective. At the same time, the current Board may not be truly representative of all doctors. Thus,… Read more »

Specialist Bulletin September 2016

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ANDI, MANDI, CANDI – what does it all mean? In order to fairly compare incomes of doctors in different specialties, several formulas have been developed around Average Net Daily Income (ANDI), Modified Average Net Daily Income (MANDI) and so on. In the last arbitration, when Dr Toope applied the MANDI formula, some fairly big inequities… Read more »

President’s Bulletin February 2016

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Another overhead study When we get a raise, compare income disparities, or perhaps even choose a specialty, what each of us pays in overhead is vitally important. Overhead studies undertaken in 1995 and 2005 showed just how difficult it is to obtain the highly varied information needed. The Specialists of BC wants to participate in… Read more »

President’s Bulletin October 2015

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Specialists of BC meet with Ministry of Health to talk strategy For the first time, Executive members of the Specialists of BC met with the deputy minister of health to discuss how we could improve quality and efficiency in BC’s healthcare system. With Stephen Brown and his colleagues, we agreed to initiate Specialist Ventures, which… Read more »

President’s Bulletin June 2015

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 A new name for a new focus I am your new President, Dr John Falconer, a clinical neurologist from Kelowna specializing in stroke. I have served as head of the section of neurology for a number of years, and now am excited to take on the leadership of The Specialists of BC, formerly  the Society… Read more »