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Frequently Asked Questions – My Hamilton Doctor

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about our services and having a family doctor.

A family doctor, also known as a primary care physician, is a medical professional who provides comprehensive healthcare services for individuals of all ages. Having a family doctor is essential as they can offer personalized care, manage chronic conditions, perform regular check-ups, and coordinate with specialists if needed.
To find a family doctor at our clinic, you can call our reception or use the online appointment booking system on our website. Our staff will assist you in finding the right family doctor based on your needs and preferences.
For your first appointment, it's helpful to bring your health card (OHIP or UHIP card in Ontario), a list of current medications, any medical records you have, and a list of questions or concerns you want to discuss with the doctor.
Yes, having a family doctor is beneficial even if you're currently in good health. Regular check-ups and preventive care are essential for maintaining overall well-being and catching potential health issues early.
Your family doctor can provide a wide range of services, including general check-ups, vaccinations, chronic disease management, referrals to specialists, minor procedures, and health counseling.
The frequency of visits depends on your age, health status, and any specific health concerns. As a general rule, adults should have a check-up at least once a year, while children and seniors may need more frequent visits.
If you require urgent medical attention after clinic hours, please call our clinic's phone number. You will be directed to our after-hours service or provided with information about local urgent care facilities and hospitals.
Yes, if you feel the need to switch to a different family doctor within our clinic, please contact our reception, and they will guide you through the process.
No, our services are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP), so there is no fee for seeing a family doctor if you have a valid OHIP card.
Yes, you can book appointments for other family members as long as you have their consent and the necessary information, such as their health card details.
Our clinic is in Gage Medical Centre in Mountain Hamilton. Our doctor is Dr. Yaghini, who has wide range of experience in medicine for over 20 years. He was graduated from Queens University, and worked as an Emergency Physician and Family Doctor in different parts of Ontario. He now focuses on Family Practice and Minor procedures in Hamilton and St. Catharines. He has experience for Circumcision, minor procedures, mole removal, lumps and bump, Medical Piercing, stitches and many other procedures for many years. Our clinic is equipped with Pharmacy and Physiotherapy, with 3 other family doctors. We provide high-end medical services with high level of satisfactions from our patients.