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ATTENTION DR. ACCARDO & DR. MATAR’s PATIENTS

Letter to Dr. Accardo’s Patients:

May 16, 2022

Dear Patients,

Over the past thirty-eight years, it has been my pleasure to serve the community in Woodbridge. I have had the privilege of meeting many great people and developing personal friendships with many patients. However, as with all good things, the time has come for me to leave this calling. I am retiring from family practice and my official last day will be on June 30, 2022. It is bittersweet as I have fond memories of special moments with many of you over the years. However, moving forward, I am fortunate that I have found a bright, young and ambitious doctor, Dr. Iris Chin, to accept my patients into her practice. I am confident you will continue to receive the excellent care that you deserve.

As of July 1, 2022, Dr. Iris Chin will be taking over my practice at the Woodbridge Medical Centre Family Health Team (WMC FHT). Note that Dr. Chin’s practice is located at 9600 Islington Avenue in Woodbridge and not in the location where I am presently practicing. Dr. Chin was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She did her Bachelor’s degree in Science at the University of Toronto, and then went on to complete medical school at the University of Toronto. She then completed her Family Medicine residency training at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and she has been providing comprehensive family care in communities in the Greater Toronto Area. Since October 2021, she has been covering a maternity leave at WMC FHT, and has decided to join the team and continue to care for my patients and serve the Woodbridge community. Outside of medicine, Dr. Chin enjoys practicing yoga and exploring new trails with her dog.

Dr. Chin’s Schedule:

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

In order to fulfil the Ministry of Health’s requirement, you will need to re-enroll and sign the enclosed ‘Patient Enrolment and Consent to Release Personal Health Information’ with Dr. Chin by December 1, 2022. Please return the Consent Form either by email:wmcmail@rogers.com, by fax: 905-893-8218, by mail or in person.

The WMC FHT is a group of interdisciplinary team members that include Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, GP Psychotherapist, Dietician, Pharmacist, Psychologist and Family Practice Nurses that use a collaborative approach in providing patient centered health care services and programs. WMC FHT aims to provide efficient, high quality health care services that focus on improving patient access, health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management. All these services, including their walk-in services, are available to you, my patients, free of charge, upon registration. Please visit their website, www.wmcfht.com, for more information. I feel that you will benefit from all these great services as well as access to care 7 days a week via the walk-in component of the clinic.

I recognize the strain of losing your family physician and I have been working diligently to ensure minimal disruption to your care. I anticipate a seamless transition and I am confident that Dr. Chin will continue to provide you with quality comprehensive health care services.

Sincerely,

Dr. Mark Accardo

 

 

Letter to Dr. Matar’s Patients:

January 10,2022

To my beloved patients and your families,

Over the last four years, it has been an incredible experience and honour to be a part of your world. It is a world that I know very few are privy to and as such, I carry deep gratitude for the times that you called on me and allowed me to be your physician.

It is for this reason, with a heavy heart, I need to announce my departure from the Woodbridge Medical Centre Family Health Team (WMC FHT). I will be leaving the clinic as of February 28, 2022 and will be moving to the Queens Quay Medical Family Health Organization located at 10 Lower Jarvis St. Toronto ON.

I’ve quarrelled with this decision for quite some time, but ultimately this relocation offers for personal and professional growth at this point in my career.

In the interim, you will continue to have access to the integrated health professionals and the physicians at WMC FHT. The clinic is actively working on a replacement for me and will provide you the information regarding the physicians who will be available for a new patient consult when you are ready to make an appointment.

You will be required to sign on with one of the existing physicians accepting patients or the new physician who is in the process of being recruited to the clinic, prior to July 31, 2022.  Your medical records will remain at the clinic and you and your next physician will have full access to them with your consent. If you choose to leave the clinic a copy of your chart will be made available to you according to the current rules and standards.

I hold dear the generosity I’ve experienced within our community.  It has been truly overwhelming and unforgettable. I have always appreciated your honesty and willingness to share with me in what many would consider life’s special moments, and for this I thank you.

I want to wish you all good health and prosperity in the future. You will be missed.

Sincerely,

Dr. Michael Matar MD

 

 

 

 

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