Announcing Six New eConsult Groups

We are excited to announce new groups that are available for eConsult. For more information, you can reference the groups in the OTNhub directory or contact the SEAMO Digital Health Support Team. You can also reference our South East regional BASE managed group list, specialties list and self-managed group list for an overview of what is available in our region. 

South East Regional Geriatrics Group 

  • Accessed through the BASE™ managed specialty option
  • A group of geriatric specialists who can answer consults relating to high risk, frail elderly patients with multiple co-morbidities as well as memory and/or cognition issues.
  • Current members: Dr. John Puxty, Dr. Sudeep Singh Gill, Dr. Leah Nemiroff

South East Regional Multiple Sclerosis Group

  • Accessed through the BASE™ managed specialty option and listed under Neurology 
  • A group of specialists who can answer consults relating to Multiple Sclerosis
  • Current members: Dr. Moogeh Baharnoori, Dr. Ana Wing

South East Regional Plastic Surgery Group

  • This group has been unavailable since November 2019 but will be available again by mid-June
  • Accessed through the BASE™ managed specialty option and 
  • A group of specialists who can answer consults relating to Plastic Surgery
  • Current members: Dr. Fred Watkins and Dr. Doug McKay

Glomerulonephritis and Pregnancy

  • This is a self-managed group based out of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. Select the “Specific Provider or Group” option when sending a consult, and search for this group in the text box.
  • A group of specialists who provide comprehensive assessment of patients with known or suspected primary and secondary forms of glomerulonephritis. They also provide comprehensive obstetric nephrology care including pre conception counselling and optimisation, pregnancy and post partum care.
  • Current members: Dr. Sarah Moran and Dr. Jocelyn Garland

Substance Treatment And Rehabilitation Team (START)

  • This is a self-managed group based out of Kingston Health Sciences Centre. Select the “Specific Provider or Group” option when sending a consult, and search for this group in the text box.
  • START provides assessment and advice to physicians caring for patients with Substance Use Disorders (SUD). The team is comprised of three family physicians and a psychiatrist with additional expertise in Addiction Medicine who work in a variety of settings, including community opioid agonist clinics, emergency departments, family practice obstetrics, and primary care.
  • Current members: Dr. Adam Newman, Dr. Louise Good, Dr. Taras Reshetukha and Dr. Irene Zouros

COVID-19 Provincial Group 

  • Accessed through the BASE™ managed specialty option and listed under Infectious Disease and Public Health
  • A group of Infectious Disease specialists who can answer both patient-specific and general questions about COVID-19
  • For non-patient specific questions please enter the patient information as follows:
    • First Name: COVID19
    • Last Name: COVID19
    • Date of Birth: 1900-01-01
    • Select OHIP number not available

Please note: Patient screening for COVID-19 must still be done through Public Health Services.

Reminder: There are Two Models to Send an eConsult

eConsult Models

Did you know there are two ways to send an eConsult? You can send consults to a regional group of specialists, or directly to a specialist. The direct to specialist option is great when the requesting clinician or patient has an existing relationship with a specialist. The regional group option is great when you want to easily access a group of specialists, but do not have a preference on who responds. 

  • The “BASE™ Managed Specialty” option enables the requesting provider to submit cases to a regional (e.g. South East) or Provincial BASE™ managed specialty group, which is a group of specialists responding to cases for a given specialty or sub-specialty (e.g. pediatric cardiology). The case is then assigned based on specialist availability.
  • The “Specific Provider or Group” option enables the requesting provider to submit cases directly to individual specialists or groups (such as self-managed groups) by searching in a directory.
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