Cambridge is fortunate to have a collegial group of family physicians who practice in a variety of models:
Cambridge offers a collegial atmosphere for family physicians. This yields the advantage of intra-clinic CMEs, the choice of remaining “MRP” or admitting a patient to the hospital under hospitalist care, and an innovative on-call system where the family physicians are on-call once every 24 – 27 days and the choice of either “surgical assist – to assist with emergency surgeries” or “city-wide call – to back up the hospitalists.”
Recruitment of family doctors to Cambridge has been steady over the past several years.
Cambridge has friendly people, open space and clean air with plenty of shopping, restaurants and even 24 hour supermarkets. Cambridge truly is the
best of both worlds – small town feel with big city facilities. - Dr. Anil Maheshwari - 2009 Recruit Grandview Family Health Team
The Cambridge Academy of Medicine supports and encourages social interaction amongst its members. We also promote continuing medical education by organizing and sponsoring lectures that are relevant to the practice of medicine in our area. In the past we have had specialists from London and Guelph who have spoken on topics which are rarely covered in other CME activities. These evenings also allow us to meet specialists whom we often only know by name.
Other events in the past have included a yearly clinical day, a yearly holiday dinner with presentation of service awards, a golf tournament, and a bowling/pizza afternoon for doctors and their families. Each of these activities makes Cambridge a more enjoyable place to practice medicine and as such we support "Doctors 4 Cambridge" in their efforts in recruiting new physicians.
We extend an invitation to any medical student, intern or resident to attend any of our activities for free.
Mission Statement: To provide our patients with high quality comprehensive medical care, in an accessible and timely manner that is patient focused, patient centered and delivered by a team of dedicated medical professionals.
Grandview Medical Centre Family Health Team is a physician led multi-disciplinary health team servicing 30,000+ patients in the Cambridge and surrounding area. Grandview was founded in 1971 by four family doctors and has grown to its current size of 16 family doctors with a full complement of nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, health promoter, chiropodist and administrative staff. Grandview also has a comprehensive mental health team that includes social workers, two clinical psychologists and a psychiatrist for consultations.
Prior to becoming a Wave 1 Family Health Team in 2005, Grandview Medical Centre had been a Health Service Organization (HSO) since 1989 and became a Family Health Organization (FHO) in November 2006 when the HSOs dissolved. Since 1997, Grandview was one of the first clinics in Cambridge to use integrated Electronic Medical Records system (EMR) which allows for rapid sharing of pertinent health information between all health providers within the Family Health Team.
Please visit our website at www.gmcfht.ca for more information about Grandview Medical Centre Family Health Team.
Mission Statement: We strive to provide excellent, comprehensive and accessible primary health care to our patients within an interdisciplinary team.
Two Rivers emphasizes the provision of primary health care within its core business. A significant focus of this collaborative team is providing patient education in a variety of formats, including one-on-one consultations and group educational/teaching sessions aimed at illness prevention, wellness, and management of chronic conditions.
The Two Rivers FHT is comprised of three clinic sites and one solo physician offices in Cambridge. Currently, we have 21 family physicians operating as Family Health Organization (FHO), and as a FHT which includes allied health staff located at the following sites – Hespeler Clinic (12 physicians), Cambridge Healthlink (eight physicians) We are a mix of about 2/3 female and 1/3 male physicians with a wide range of ages. On-call time is flexible to accommodate medical commitments outside the office. The medical interests of the current physicians include hospital work, as well as clinical consultants to chronic care, public health, long-term care facilities, HIV/STD clinics, obstetrics and CMEs. Our Family Health Team includes interdisciplinary providers which currently includes, but will not be limited to nurse practitioners, nurses, clinical pharmacists, social workers, registered dietitians, specialist consultants, and administrative support staff.
We offer comprehensive primary care to the people of Cambridge and the surrounding area. The current rostered population of Two Rivers FHT is more than 30 000 patients and climbing – due to almost doubling in the number of physicians since becoming a FHT. Our patient geographic profile is mainly drawn from the city of Cambridge and North Dumfries; however, we also have many patients from Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, St. George, Ayr, Paris, and Aberfoyle.
Two Rivers is committed to providing patient-centred care with a focus on wellness, prevention, and effective management of acute and chronic disease/conditions. The Team is supportive of innovations and education in health care by creating a teaching and learning environment and has recently been selected as a clinical education site for the new medical campus in Kitchener.
The staff at the offices are congenial and efforts are made throughout the year to pull our multi-site FHT together, with an annual activity – a summer barbecue, various fundraising events and Christmas festivities.
The use of information technology is an integral part of the communication system within the Team and is vital to the successful integration of all members – the clinic sites are modern with an electronic medical records system since 2004 (NetMedical), computerized billing and patient scheduling.
Langs in Cambridge is a non-profit, neighbourhood-based organization with more than 30 years of experience providing service to the community.
Vision statement: Healthy and engaged communities where residents are valued and supported.
Mission statement: To enhance community participation by providing programs and services for all ages.
We fulfill our mandate by providing the following components of service:
For more information, please feel free to contact us www.langs.org.
Grand River Sports Medicine Centre (GRSM) is a multi-disciplinary full-service sports medicine centre with facilities in Cambridge and Kitchener, Ontario, Canada. GRSM has a special interest in treating sports and exercise-related injuries through a comprehensive biomechanical assessment and a sport specific treatment plan by a registered or certified professional. Services include sports medicine physicians, physiotherapy, massage therapy, athletic therapy, pedorthics (custom foot orthotics), sports nutrition, chiropractic, osteopathy and sports bracing (custom & off the shelf).
GRSM’s mission is to help athletes and active individuals achieve their sports and exercise goals. GRSM is committed to providing the best sports medicine services possible, with a compassionate and caring attitude. By focusing on the identification, treatment and prevention of exercise-related injuries and conditions, their multi-disciplinary team of knowledgeable and certified professionals enables clients to succeed. GRSM’s ultimate priority is to help clients fulfill their active lifestyle pursuits.
For further information, visit www.grsm.ca and or contact us at [email protected]
Our Vision: Exceptional Healthcare through Exceptional People
Our Mission: To be a progressive acute care hospital and teaching facility committed to quality and integrated patient centered care.
Our Values: Respect, Innovation, Accountability and Trust
Cambridge Memorial Hospital is a thriving and vibrant 150-bed community hospital that proudly provides a full range of patient-focused, acute care services to more than 135,000 residents of Cambridge, North Dumfries Township, Deer Ridge and Doon. CMH is located in one of the fastest growing and strongest economic regions in southern Ontario, within easy access of Toronto, Hamilton and London. Cambridge provides a high standard of living with attractive residential areas, an excellent selection of schools, easy access to five major universities and three colleges, along with many recreational and cultural activities.
CMH is an affiliated teaching site of McMaster University School of Medicine and welcomes many learners in placements each year and has the distinction of being one of twelve healthcare organizations in Canada, to receive the RNAO Best Practice Spotlight Organization. This designation recognizes institutions that implement internationally recognized best practice guidelines for quality-care initiatives. These designations and affiliations speak to the passion, commitment and staff involvement, at all levels of the organization, in Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s pursuit of clinical excellence, based on evidence-based practices and resources.
The hospital is undergoing a $187 million capital expansion that will see it transform into the most modern health care facility in the Waterloo Wellington Region. Once finished, beds will increase to 197, 80% which will be single occupancy rooms. There will be expanded clinical services and clinical support services. A new medical education campus will also be built to strengthen and promote learning opportunities.
With a vision of “exceptional healthcare through exceptional people” CMH truly values the dedication and commitment of its 1200 staff, over 200 physicians, and more than 400 volunteers, because they are the reason CMH is known for its outstanding patient focused care!
Cambridge offers a collegial atmosphere for family physicians. This yields the advantage of intra-clinic CMEs, the choice of remaining “MRP” or admitting a patient to the hospital under hospitalist care. Family physicians can also participate in a community call group or surgical assist program at Cambridge Memorial Hospital.
If you are seeking a rewarding clinical experience where innovation, respect, accountability and trust are welcomed, please visit www.cmh.org.