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Medical information belongs to patients. Patients have a right to see their test results and have them explained. Patients can also seek care at any clinic or hospital – not just the one closest to their home.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an appointment with Dr. Ovchinnikov?
Ask for a referral from your family physician. The referral can be faxed by your family physician’s office.
Is a self referral possible?
No, it is not. You have to get a referral from your family physician or a walk-in-clinic.
Do I have the right to choose a doctor?
Yes, you do. You may insist on being referred to a doctor (specialist) based on your individual preferences. You also have the right to receive a second opinion.
What is the typical waiting time?
The wait time is minimal: it’s days, NOT weeks or months. For an urgent initial consultation the doctor can see you the same day.
Is there cost for treatment?
Our services are covered by OHIP and some private insurance companies.
What do I need to bring to my appointment?
Bring a list of your current medications and all relevant medical information; i.e. your hospital discharge summary and the results of your recent cardiac tests, if you had any.
How soon will I feel and be normal again?
Each patient’s progress is based on many factors. Are you overweight? Do you smoke? Is your family and work environment stressful? Do you follow your doctor’s recommendations? The better your attitude and motivation, the faster your progress.