Our new location is:
36 Park Lawn Rd., Unit 6
Please use the door at the back of the commercial building. We provide free parking behind the building and Metro Plaza
Book Your Appointment by Calling:
- (416) 252-0404
- (289) 815-0052
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About Your Physician: Dr. Sameh Michael MD, CCFP
Dr. Sameh Michael is a licensed physician in Canada. He graduated with Honours in 1991 from The School of Medicine in Egypt and completed his residency in the Middle East. During his studies he underwent 5 years of training in family practice and completed a rigorous fellowship in dermatology. In 2001 he attained his Medical Doctorate/PhD at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
He has practiced medicine in the Middle East, the United States and in several Canadian provinces. He was previously a staff member and examiner at the Faculty of Medicine Suez Canal University in Egypt. He worked in Kuwait for several years, both as a family physician and a cosmetic dermatologist.
In 2012, he became the chief of staff and ER doctor at Bonne Bay Health Center, in New Foundland. In 2014 he established his large family practice in Hamilton.
He is a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada as well as the College of Surgeons and Physicians of Ontario. He is an assistant professor at the McMaster University School of Medicine in Hamilton and a member of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine. In addition, he is also an examiner of The Board of Family Medicine and Canadian Qualifications Exams.
He has a special interest in cosmetic medicine in which he is able to blend his previous experience in the field of dermatology with the application of various cosmetic procedures such as lasers, neuromodulators, PRP and dermal fillers, to both enhance his patient’s features as well as reduce the signs of aging.
He is continuously travelling and attending various conferences and trainings with large pharmaceutical companies such as Allergan, Galderma and Clarion. Dr. Sameh Michael is a certified advanced injector and a member of the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery
“Every year, hundreds of clients come in afraid, hesitant, and excited. My team and I work with them to come up with a plan which will lead to the best results. I make sure all of my clients leave happy with their results, and with big smiles radiating confidence.”
The Benefit of Periodic Preventative Health Visits
The traditional annual physical examination of asymptomatic adults is not supported by evidence of effectiveness and may result in harm. There is better value in a periodic (i.e., according to age, risk, and specific test intervals) preventive visit to provide preventive counseling and screening tests proven to be of benefit. Periodic preventive visits are particularly useful for people older than 65 years of age.
An annual physical examination of asymptomatic adults typically includes a review of the patient’s health history, medications, allergies, and organ systems, and a complete physical examination that may be followed by laboratory testing and discussion of health risks, life style behaviour, and social situation. A systematic review of 14 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) indicated that these general checkups do not reduce total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, or cancer mortality.
In comparison, a periodic preventive health visit of asymptomatic adults involves scheduling visits based on the age, sex, and health conditions of the individual to provide preventive counselling, immunization, and known effective screening tests. A meta-analysis of 19 trails on periodic preventive health visits among people older than 65 years indicated a decrease in mortality and increase in their likelihood of living independently in the community. This approach allows for a more detailed discussion of the benefits and risks of screening and a shared decision making approach in the context of each patient’s particular
13 Things Physicians and Patients Should Question
Don’t do imaging for lower-back pain unless red flags are present.
Don’t use antibiotics for upper respiratory infections that are likely viral in origin, such as influenza-like illness, or self-limiting, such as sinus infections of less than seven days of duration.
Don’t order screening chest X-rays and ECGs for asymptomatic or low risk outpatients.
Don’t screen women with PAP smears if under 21 years of age or over 69 years of age.
Don’t do annual screening blood tests unless directly indicated by the risk profile of the patient.
Don’t routinely do screening mammography for average risk women aged 40 – 49. Individual assessment of each woman’s preferences and risk should guide the discussion and decision regarding mammography screening in this age group.
Don’t do annual physical exams on asymptomatic adults with no significant risk factors.
Don’t order DEXA (Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) screening for osteoporosis on low risk patients.
Don’t advise non-insulin requiring diabetics to routinely self-monitor blood sugars between office visits.
Don’t order thyroid function tests in asymptomatic patients.
Don’t continue opioid analgesia beyond the immediate postoperative period or other episode of acute, severe pain.