Guess Who’s 2012 Family Physician of the Year!

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The Ontario College of Family Physicians recognizes the outstanding dedication of family physicians to their patients, their community, their profession and the OCFP by awarding seven family physicians (one from each region of the province) the title of “Family Physician of the Year.”

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Posted on July 17, 2012 in Office Announcements

Office Update October 2011 — Flu Season

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Flu shot date: November 09!

It is flu season, and we are having a flu shot clinics: November 09, from 8am. to 3pm. If you cannot make it, you can drop in during office hours, but there may be a wait to get your shot between the patients with regular appointments.

This year we have FluMist a nasal spray flu vaccine which is available in the Pharmacy this flu spray is not covered by the government and is available at $29.71 per dose if you are interested please call the 700 Main Pharmacy 905-544-0040.

We also have available Zostavax vaccine also known as the shingles vaccine. This vaccine is now for patients over 50 it cost $200 and is available at the office.

Gardasil is a vaccine which is indicated in girls and women 9 through 45 years of age for the prevention of infection caused by the human papilloma virus HPV. HPV is associated with cervical, vulvar and vaginal cancers, anal cancers, genital warts and cervical adenocarcinoma.

Gardasil is also indicated in boys and man 9 through 26 years of age for the prevention of infection caused by HPV for anal cancer and genital warts.

Gardasil is given as 3 shots at 0,2 and 6 months and is currently given free for girls in grade 8 through public health and for all others the cost is approximately $175 per injection and it may be covered by third-party insurance.

We recommend all our patients to have a tetanus vaccination at once every 10 years.

If you desire Gardasil or Zostavax this has to be ordered so please leave your order at or call.

We look forward to caring for you and your families in the years to come. We wish you all a happy & healthy 2012!

Dr. Rick Tytus & Dr. Ian Metcalfe

Posted on October 20, 2011 in Office Announcements

Time to Quit – Documents & Information

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Please refer to and save or download the PDF documents below in order to promote Time to Quit. Quit smoking today.

Time to Quit Poster Smoker’s Helpline
Quit Smoking Tips Patient Poster
Quit Smoking Hamilton Smokers Helpline – ColourSmoker’s Helpline

Posted on January 19, 2011 in Office Announcements

You can smoke alone, but quitting takes a community

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HAMILTON, ON, Jan. 17 /CNW/ – In honour of National Non-Smoking Week, The Hamilton Academy of Medicine is proud to introduce, It’s Hamilton’s Time to Quit, a campaign designed to increase awareness about local quitting resources and tools to help the community understand the support that is available, and encourage people to seek the assistance they need to stop smoking. Read more…

Posted on January 18, 2011 in Office Announcements

2010 Holiday Office Hours Schedule

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Friday December 24/10 – for the Christmas Holiday
Monday December 27/10 – for the Boxing Day Holiday
Friday December 31/10 – for the New Years Holiday

On December 28th and 30th – there will be no RN in the office.  Monday Dec 20th, Tuesday Dec 21st and Thursday Dec 23, 2010 we will be working regular office hours.

Posted on December 15, 2010 in Office Announcements

FLU SHOT CLINICS for Dr. Tytus & Dr. Metcalfe Patients

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Wednesday November 3, 2010         8am – 12 noon
Wednesday November 10, 2010       8am – 12 noon

These clinic are for the following individuals:

* 65 yrs of age and older
* high-risk patients (Diabetics, Heart Surgery,Cancer,)
* children ages 2-4 (and their siblings and care-givers)

You must bring your valid Healthcard with you when you attend the clinic.
See you There…

Posted on October 29, 2010 in Office Announcements

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