5 December, 2013
Physician Practice Opportunities
The Clinic offers a complete billing service for any physician. The billing service includes entry of the encounter data (based on information supplied by the physician), into the Clinic’s medical computer system, electronic remittance to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, reconciliation of paid and rejected claims, follow-up of rejected claims and production of a monthly cheque to the physician based on paid claims. The Clinic charges a competitive fee for the service which is based on a percentage of claims paid.
The Clinic has been providing the billing service for many years to semi-retired physicians as well as other physicians who do not have a regular office support system.
The Business Centre provides a turnkey medical office(s) and services to any non-clinic physician. Physicians utilizing the Centre are referred to as ‘consulting’ physicians. The Centre enables the consulting physician to see patients, conduct research or just have a quiet space to complete paper work. The Centre is an excellent resource for hospital based physicians who do not have a home office or an out-of-town specialist looking to establish a presence in Peterborough.
Business Centre resources include an office and if required, an examination room, full access to the Clinic’s medical computer system, receptionist, telephone, internet access, complete billing and reconciliation service and follow up with patients to book future appointments. The Clinic’s medical computer system is available the day of but also, if the physician chooses, in advance via a secure remote access connection.
The Centre is available on a half day or full day basis. The Clinic charges a fee that is the greater of 30% of the physician’s billings or a flat amount per half or full day.
The Peterborough Clinic provides extended service to the community with a pre-booked walk-in clinic. Physicians staff the facility on a contractual basis. Requirements are an Ontario license and billing number.
The walk-in clinic offers a physician:
- Flexibility in work/time commitments
- No long term commitment
- Financial arrangements include financial billing services and regular monthly payments
- Work arrangements: No hospital privileges required; Eight to five work days, Monday to Friday; Nurse and Receptionist (shared within the walk-in clinic)
- Full computerization
- Opportunity to work in a multi-specialty clinic setting without the commitment of a full practice
- Ability to move into a regular family practice setting – if desired
The Peterborough Clinic is currently recruiting family physician(s) licensed in Ontario. There are opportunities for full or part-time practice as a result of on-going needs in the area as well as when established physicians retire. The Clinic works in coordination with the Greater Peterborough Area Economic Development Corporation’s (GPAEDC) family practice recruitment program. Interested physicians can contact the Clinic directly (see the Contact Us link on this website) or the GPAEDC at www.docfinder.ca
The family physicians are remunerated as a Family Health Organization (“FHO”) and also enjoy the benefits of working in a Family Health Team (“FHT”). The FHT includes nurse practitioners, registered nurses, social workers, dietician and pharmacist who are shared amongst all of the family physicians.
The Clinic has a state of the art medical computer system including fully integrated electronic medical records. Arrangements for new physicians include no start up costs, computers in each office and financial incentives including a minimum guaranteed annual remuneration. This is a turnkey operation with all services in place for the new physician. The Clinic is situated in a new building designed for the FHT environment. The building is owned and operated by the Clinic and is located directly opposite the new hospital.
Family practice call is completed in-house and is shared among 18 physicians. In addition, the readily available resources of the in-house specialists are a great asset to any family physician. The Clinic facility includes medical lab, diagnostic imaging, pharmacy and other health care providers. Medical lab and diagnostic imaging are integrated in the medical computer system. Hospital privileges are an option, they are not required. The Clinic is professionally managed and boasts an excellent overhead cost ratio.
The Peterborough Clinic is a multi-specialty clinic where physicians work together in a collaborative environment. The Clinic’s location, directly opposite the new hospital, provides an ideal setting for a specialist with hospital privileges. Referrals come from the entire medical community; however the rosters of the Clinic’s family physicians are close at hand along with a shared electronic medical records system.
The new hospital is appropriately called the Peterborough Regional Health Centre as it serves a very large geographic catchments area.
Practice opportunities are usually dependent on hospital and operating privileges. Specialty physicians interested in Peterborough are encouraged to contact the Clinic at or the hospital at .
Medical specialties present at the Clinic:
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Surgical specialties present at the Clinic:
Obstetrics and Gynecology