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Health system neglects northern patients by design: Doctor

Veteran physician says his northern patients don't receive care other Canadians take for granted

By Nick Purdon & Leonardo Palleja, CBC News Posted: Mar 05, 2018 4:00 AM ET Last Updated: Mar 06, 2018 8:11 AM ET

 Doctor Mike Kirlew has been a family physician in northern Ontario for the past 10 years. He says his patients who live in the small fly-in communities in the northernmost part of the province receive inferior health care because of problems with the system itself.

 Doctor Mike Kirlew has been a family physician in northern Ontario for the past 10 years. He says his patients who live in the small fly-in communities in the northernmost part of the province receive inferior health care because of problems with the system itself. (Nick Purdon/CBC )

http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/north-health-care-system-problems-1.4523140