Vol. 15, Issue 1, 2019
is the official publication of the College of
Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. The
objective of this magazine is to provide clear
policy direction and review pertinent legislative
and disciplinary information, consult with the
profession on issues of concern, and provide
a forum for discussion and exchange of
information and ideas. This publication does
not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
In This Issue
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Dr. Nancy Whitmore
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The College of Physicians and Surgeons
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in Ontario. The College is responsible
for setting and maintaining medical
standards, licensing physicians,
investigating complaints about physicians
on behalf of the public, and disciplining
doctors found to have committed act(s) of
9 Diversion of Prescription Medication
Diversion of prescription medication can occur in many ways. We lay
out the steps that you should take if you have been a victim in a drug
19 Up Close – Chief Medical Advisor
Dr. Sheila Laredo is leading the College’s team of Medical Advisors, a
Dialogue is published 4 times a year.
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group of doctors who have become more tightly integrated in the work
of the College. We spoke to Dr. Laredo about how she and her team
members are being used to best effect within medical regulation.
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23 Women in Medicine
The number of female physicians will outnumber their male
counterparts by 2030, projects a College report that has analyzed
physician demographics in Ontario.