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​Physician directories

A physician directory is one way to address not knowing who does what — a common barrier to timely access to specialty care.

  • Referring physicians can identify the most appropriate consulting specialist to contact.
  • Consulting specialists may receive fewer referral requests for services not offered.

Physician directories are in use in various areas across Canada. While the range of information presented varies, all contain the same core information about the services each specialist physician does/does not provide.

Some directories also contain other details, such as wait times or the information each consulting specialist requires with any referral request.

Resources

How to create a physician directory
Saskatchewan Surgical Initiative - Specialist Directory
Surgical Wait Times, BC Ministry of Health