David  Price, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

David Price, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP

McMaster University

Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine

Expertise: Family MedicinePrimary CareHealth Care Policy Reforminterprofessional collaborationQuality in Family Medicine

Dr. David Price – Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University since 2006 and was Chief of Family Medicine at Hamilton Health Sciences from 2004-2018. While most of his career has been as a comprehensive family physician in major urban centres (including Vancouver and Hamilton), he is proud of the fact that he gained significant clinical experience in a number of rural and northern communities. During his tenure as Chair, the Department has experienced substantial growth such that it now graduates over 100 family medicine residents annually, has a full-time faculty of over 40 with approximately 1,400 part-time faculty and 200 staff. The total Department budget overseen is now just under $40 M annually. The research enterprise within the department has also grown proportionately, with approximately $19 M managed annually and is recognized both nationally and internationally for its work in primary care.

Through his leadership roles at the University and Hospital, and his involvement with local, regional, and provincial government bodies where he acts as a consultant and advisor, he has developed expertise in primary care reform and health care policy development. As the Chair of the Provincial (Ontario) Expert Advisory Panel on Primary Care (2013-2014) he was instrumental in helping produce “Patient Care Groups: A new model of population based primary health care for Ontario” (“Price Report”). Locally, he was the founding director of the Maternity Centre of Hamilton; a multidisciplinary centre that cares for prenatal and intrapartum patients. Dr. Price was also instrumental in helping to create the academic Family Health Team at McMaster University, an interprofessional team, currently serving over 40,000 patients in the Hamilton area. He was a key player in the development of the $85 M, David Braley Health Sciences Centre, a six-story, 185,000 sq. ft. home for Family Medicine and Hamilton Public Health in the downtown core. He has participated in over $6M in peer reviewed research funding (> $1M as lead) and has been the lead in over $15 M of other funding from a variety of Governments and Agencies. David has authored over 35 peer reviewed publications (half of these as either lead or senior author) and published numerous other articles/book chapters.

In April 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, he was tasked with chairing the Primary Care Advisory Table on behalf of Ontario’s Ministry of Health.

 


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Cited By

Year

Iterative diagnosis

57

2009

Self-sampling for group B streptococcus in women 35 to 37 weeks pregnant is accurate and acceptable: a randomized cross-over trial

50

2006

Family medicine obstetrics. Collaborative interdisciplinary program for a declining resource.

43

2005

Adoption of electronic personal health records in Canada: perceptions of stakeholders

42

2016

Access to web-based personalized antenatal health records for pregnant women: a randomized controlled trial

41

2008

Interprofessional education in academic family medicine teaching units: a functional program and culture

36

2009

Rehabilitation in a primary care setting for persons with chronic illness–a randomized controlled trial

35

2010

Monitoring physical functioning as the sixth vital sign: evaluating patient and practice engagement in chronic illness care in a primary care setting--a quasi-experimental design

33

2012

Helping primary care teams emerge through a quality improvement program

25

2013

A protocol for a pragmatic randomized controlled trial using the Health Teams Advancing Patient Experience: Strengthening Quality (Health TAPESTRY) platform approach to promote …

24

2015

Maternity care by family physicians: characteristics of successful and sustainable models

15

2005

Revolutionizing patient control of health information

14

2013

Refinement of indicators and criteria in a quality tool for assessing quality in primary care in Canada: a Delphi panel study

12

2014

Family medicine in 2018

12

2010

Physician surveillance of influenza: collaboration between primary care and public health

5

2014

Developing an institute of medicine-aligned framework for categorizing primary care indicators for quality assessment

5

2013

Practice-based collection of quality indicator data for a comprehensive quality assessment programme in Canadian family practices

5

2010

Greener medical homes: Environmental responsibility in family medicine

4

2016

The creative art of medical inquiry

4

2010

Developing and testing an electronic medication administration monitoring device for community dwelling seniors: a feasibility study

2

2017

New research collaboration enhances primary care

The collaborate will bring together researchers, clinicians, educators and partners to work on issues that will address the diverse needs of our community, including bringing paramedics into subsidized housing, prison health research, indigenous teaching through art, bringing trained volunteers into the homes of older adults, studying how to reduce the number of unnecessary medications a patient takes, and more.
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[On creating a personal health record] "This is really trying to enable the patient to manage their own health and work towards wellness."

- https://www.thespec.com//news/hamilton-region/2012/09/12/mcmaster-gets-5-8m-to-improve-electronic-health-record.html

“If there are things that should be taken care of, now is the time to do so.”

- https://q107.com/news/7284372/coronavirus-doctor-visit-checkup/

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