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Family Physician

Phone: (416) ***-****  
St. Michael's Hospital
30 Bond St.
Toronto , Ontario M5B 1W8
Canada

Company Description: St. Michael's Hospital provides compassionate care to all who enter its doors. The hospital also provides outstanding medical education to future health care...   more
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Education

  • BA ( Honours ) , History
    McGill
  • MD
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Video | BC Poverty Reduction
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Poverty: Health Hazard for All Webinar with Dr. Gary Bloch
Dr. Gary Bloch has a simple cure for the health problems ailing low-income British Columbians: increase their income. That's the message that Dr. Bloch, a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health, brings to us in this webinar, which was part of our Poverty Free BC Speaker Series.
Dr. Gary Bloch's speaking tour ...
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Dr. Gary Bloch's speaking tour of BC in September 2014 was the first of our Poverty Free BC Speaker Series. Dr. Bloch has a simple cure for the health problems ailing low-income British Columbians: increase their income. That's the message that Dr. Bloch, a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health, brought to Vancouver on September 22-23, 2014. Find out more here.
An unconventional treatment – Why one doctor advises patients to file a tax return! | Harmony Health
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Dr. Gary Bloch, family physician with St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, and founder and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health, says there's a link between the health of his patients and their income.
"Most major health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and mental illness, occur more often and have worse outcomes among people with lower incomes," he says. "While I continue to advise patients to exercise and eat healthier food, this tax season I will also spend time prescribing tax returns. Income is a powerful determinant of health."
According to Dr. Bloch one of his patients works full time earning under $20,000 per year to support herself and her young daughter. By filing a tax return, she could be eligible to receive thousands of dollars more a year from the provincial and federal governments to help with her living expenses. "That money would go a long way to make things a little better for her, including her health," says Dr. Bloch.
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"Income is a powerful determinant of health - more so than many medications I prescribe," notes Dr. Bloch. His suggestion to doctors, "This tax season try prescribing a tax return - it may help treat more symptoms than you realize."
Harmony Health & Well Being Blog | Harmony Health
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Dr. Gary Bloch, family physician with St. Michael's Hospital, Assistant Professor with the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine, and founder and chair of the Ontario College of Family Physicians' Committee on Poverty and Health, says there's a link between the health of his patients and their income.
"Most major health conditions, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and mental illness, occur more often and have worse outcomes among people with lower incomes," he says. "While I continue to advise patients to exercise and eat healthier food, this tax season I will also spend time prescribing tax returns. Income is a powerful determinant of health."
According to Dr. Bloch one of his patients works full time earning under $20,000 per year to support herself and her young daughter. By filing a tax return, she could be eligible to receive thousands of dollars more a year from the provincial and federal governments to help with her living expenses. "That money would go a long way to make things a little better for her, including her health," says Dr. Bloch.
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"Income is a powerful determinant of health - more so than many medications I prescribe," notes Dr. Bloch. His suggestion to doctors, "This tax season try prescribing a tax return - it may help treat more symptoms than you realize."
Watch our clinical lead Dr. Gary ...
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Watch our clinical lead Dr. Gary Bloch MD, CCFP speaking to Poverty: A Clinical Tool for Primary Care Providers Tool and how it can be used in practice.
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Dr. Gary Bloch Clinical Lead, MD, MEd, CCFP, FCFP
Gary Bloch is a family physician with St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, and co-Chair of the OCFP's Committee on Poverty and Health. His clinical, education, program development, and research interests focus on the intersection between poverty and health, and specifically on what primary care providers can do to address poverty as a health issue. Dr. Bloch is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and a founding member of the advocacy group Health Providers Against Poverty and of Inner City Health Associates, a group of physicians who work with the homeless across Toronto. He has developed curriculum for medical students, residents and practicing physicians on poverty interventions. He has also been heavily involved in the creation and evaluation of health team interventions into the social factors that impact health. He is frequently asked to speak on these topics, to health provider and public audiences. His work has been featured in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, the CBC, and other media outlets.
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