SOUTH OAKVILLE MEDICAL GROUP
Dr. Tom Stanton
Dr. Zafer Mian
Dr. Lisa Liang
Phones answered from 8:30am-12pm and 1-4pm
*subject to change, please call to confirm
The office is closed on Monday February 20, 2023 for Family Day
South Oakville Medical Group Patients:
--Annual physical examinations are no longer part of family medicine and were eliminated in 2013
Several research reviews have demonstrated that head-to-toe examinations were not reliable or effective in preventing serious disease outcomes such as heart disease or cancer. Instead, physicians now focus on symptoms should they arise, as well as following guidelines for cancer screening.
The "Annual Physical" has been replaced by the new "Periodic Health Review." It is defined as "a service performed on a patient who presents and reveals no apparent physical or mental illness and includes an intermediate assessment focusing on age and gender specific risk factors, risks associated with past, family and social histories, physical examination, health screening and relevant counselling."
This Periodic Health Review does not need to occur every year. Rather, it is performed based on your individual patient risk factors, such as family history, past medical issues, or screening tests such as Paps, mammograms or colon cancer screening. For example, a patient with a strong family history of diabetes may get an annual screening for diabetes, high cholesterol and hight blood pressure. If you are due for screening tests or blood work, we will arrange these tests for you.
The Periodic Health Review is NOT a visit to discuss a list of medical issues with your physician. This is limited to screening tests, lifestyle discussion and relevant physical examination.
We will continue to see you for individual medical concerns in separate visits.
For more information:
EMERGENCIES ARE STILL EMERGENCIES
Emergency departments are safe and available
Call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room if you require urgent attention
Whether you have an in-office appointment or virtual appointment:
Please have your health card ready
Please have a list of ALL your medications at hand
If you have an appointment for a medication renewal, we should renew all medications that you will run out of within the next 3 months
Because of the tight restrictions on in-office appointments such as social distancing & time allotted for disinfecting between patients, we reserve the right to fit in or rebook patients who are late for appointments
We will NOT accept ANY walk-in appointments, please always call first
Your assistance to quickly and effectively answer your phone call is appreciated. When you call to book an appointment, please have your calendar available. To book sufficient time for your appointment, our staff will ask the reason for the visit.
Please be aware that we do not receive reports from walk-in-clinics
At your next hospital visit, please let them know who your family doctor is
We’re here for you when you need us! Call us to schedule an appointment.
170 Rebecca Street, Unit D
Oakville, Ontario, L6K 1J6
Phone: 905-842-2174 Fax: 905-842-8071
After Hours Clinics: 905-815-9177