These are unprecedented times. As a result of the COVID pandemic, we are being asked to make changes to our daily routines. We are ultimately being asked to help slow the spread of this virus. While the virus is unlikely to significantly impact the average, healthy person, it can have devastating health effect for the elderly or people with a weakened immune system…read more
Q: Are you open?
A: Yes, all CATC clinics and pharmacies remain open as we offer essential medical care…
Q: Do I have to come to clinic to be cared for?
A: That depends on several factors. In some situations, you may be offered a phone appointment with our doctors to help create care plan for you during this time. We are doing our best to limit the amount of time our patients spend in our clinics and pharmacies during this period of uncertainty.
“Peterborough Regional Health Centre has third highest rate of ER visits for opioid poisoning in new study”read more
I recently had lunch with Dr. Andrew Worster, an old friend from my emergency days 25 years ago. He works at an opioid addiction clinic in Cambridge, Ont., and still does ER shifts at Hamilton General Hospital. He works in the ER one or two eight-10-hour shifts per week but doesn’t do night shifts any more so he enjoys the two jobs.read more
Dr. Michael Franklyn wears many hats in the field of medicine. As a family doctor in Sudbury for almost 25 years, Dr. Franklyn recalls fearing for the life of a female patient in 2002; she was using methadone and forced to travel weekly to Toronto for care.read more
Ace Piva knows the dangers of opioid addiction all too well. He’s seen it up close — both as a tour manager across Canada, and as an addictions counsellor in Hamilton.read more