Dec 03, 2022
By Steve Kee
If you use virtual doctor services, you may have trouble finding a doctor to speak with online.
That’s because the founder of a virtual care platform says the service has seen a mass exodus of doctors after changes to fees for virtual services in Ontario kicked in this week.
Thursday a new fee program kicked in, drastically reducing fees paid to doctors for many virtual visits.
Dr. William Cherniak, founder of virtual care platform Rocket Doctor, says the changes immediately resulted in 85 per cent of Ontario doctors leaving or discontinuing their services on his platform.
The platform which serves as a virtual walk-in clinic allows doctors who may also work elsewhere allocate a certain number of hours to see patients virtually across the province.