It appears Hamilton is rebounding and seeing a rise in the number of family doctors.
There are currently 367 family doctors practicing in Hamilton, just eight below the provincial guideline of 375 for a city this size.
That’s in comparison to 2007 when Hamilton was about 40 off the provincial guideline and facing increasing patient loads.
But that’s changed in the last five years.
The number of family doctors has increased steadily since 2008 and this year, the city spent over 115 thousand dollars to recruit family doctors.