Practice Enhancement Program Final Report (Specialist)
R – 4S
Specialist Name: Dr. B. Good (Psychiatry)
Small Town SK S0M OE0
Dr. U.R. Assessor Assessment Date: February 24, 2003
I. Professional Profile:
Dr. Good is a 66-year old psychiatrist who received his medical degree from the
University of St. Tomas, Manilla, Philippines in 1970. He did his psychiatric training
at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon from 1980 to 1985. Dr. Good does not
have his Canadian Certification in psychiatry. After training in the psychiatric
residency he worked in Big City from 1990 to 1998 when he moved to Small Town
and has been practicing psychiatry there ever since.
II. Current Practice Profile:
Dr. Good is a full-time contract psychiatrist in the Small Town Mental Health Centre
with full privileges. He is looking after out-patients and in-patients at the Centre.
He sees approximately 50 patients per week. In the past he has participated in
rural clinics but is no longer involved in this and instead he is doing more day calls
at the Small Town Mental Health Center. Dr. Good participates in the call system
with other psychiatrists in Small Town. He does not bill MCIB for his psychiatric
services because he is paid on a sessional basis. He sees patients who are referred
by general practitioners and mental health professionals (psychologists and nurses).
In the past two years Dr. Good has gone to several national and international
continuing medical education events.
1. To reduce frequency of prescribing or combining Benzodiazapines and to use
lower dosages of these medications, in order to avoid the risk of addiction
and side effects.
2. To avoid prescribing Benzodiazapines to patients with known history of
substance abuse disorder.
3. To consider a more consistent and detailed description of the presenting
features (DSM-IV criteria) of the patients psychiatric condition in the
4. To consider paying more attention to diagnosing personality traits or
disorders on Axis II on DSM-IV diagnostic system.
5. To add an allergy section to the registration sheet in outpatient files.
6. To consider disposing of unwanted or expired medications through the local
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