Statistics

 

Licensed Physicians in New Brunswick

 
Year
Ending
Full / Defined
Licence
 Special
Licence
Total
Postgraduation
Education Licence
 
2010
1651
35
1686
255
 
2011
1685
27
1712
255
 
2012
1698
30
1728
372
 
2013
1730
21
1751
298
 
2014
1680
17
1697
357
 
2015
1735
24
1759
264
 
2016
1764
29
1793
251

 

 

Complaints by Category

    Category of complaints
2010
2011 
2012
2013
2014 2015
2016
    Quality of care
27
30
30
27
28
26
23
    Communication/attitude
7
8
1
3
6
9
14
    Sexual
0
3
2
2
1
0
2
    Withholding/withdrawing treatment/consent
10
2
9
5
3
3
3
    Interprofessional
1
1
0
2
0
3
1
    Prescribing/Pharmacy
0
0
2
0
2
1
0
    Billing
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
    Refusing request for consult
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
    Criminal Conviction
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
    Confidentiality
0
0
0
0
1
3
2
    Failure to provide report
0
1
2
0
0
1
1
    Failure to report to authority
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
    Other
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
    Counsels
3
5
4
8
7
5
8
    Cautions
4
4
4
1
4
8
8
    Censures
2
3
1
0
1
2
1
    Total complaints 46 45 46 39 41 47 47
    To Formal Inquiry
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
    Guilty
0
0
1
0
0
0
0    
    Pending
0
0
0
0
0
0
2    

*Amendments to the Medical Act in 2009 allow Committees and Council to add specific comments regarding a Complaint. These comments include

a Counsel (advice as to how to improve the physician’s conduct or practice),
a Caution (intended to express the dissatisfaction of the Committee and to forewarn the physician that if the conduct recurs, more serious disciplinary action may be considered), and
a Censure (an expression of strong disapproval). It should be noted that these are not disciplinary findings. Physicians are given the opportunity to object to any such comment. They are not recorded on Certificates of Standing.

 

Complaints by Region

    Regions
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014 2015
2016
    Moncton
11
12
17
11
9
10
10
    Other - Region 1
0
0
0
6
6
0
4
    Saint John
4
15
9
11
12
12
12
    Other - Region 2
1
0
0
1
1
0
1
    Fredericton
22
9
4
0
5
15
9
    Other - Region 3
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
    Region 4
0
2
0
2
2
4
1
    Region 5
1
2
4
0
0
2
3
    Region 6
2
4
10
2
1
2
3
    Region 7
2
1
2
2
2
0
4
    Outside New Brunswick
2
0
0
2
3
1
1

 

 

Complaints by Specialty

      Specialty
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
      Family Practice 32 26
27
19
21
30
27
      Anesthesia 0 1
0
0
0
0
1
      Cardiology 0 0
0
0
1
1
0
      Dermatology 0 0
0
0
1
1
1
      Emergency Medicine 0 0 0 0 1
0
1
      Endocrinology/Metabolism 0 0
0
0
0
1
0
      ENT 1 2
2
0
2
1
1
      Gastroenterology 2 1
1
2
2 1 0
      General Surgery 0 2
1
3
0 1 2
      Hematology 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
      Infectious Diseases 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
      Internal Medicine 0 0
1
0
1 0 0
      Medical Oncology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
      Nephrology 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      Neurology 0 1
0
0
1 1 0
      Neurosurgery 0 1
1
0
0 0 0
      Obstetrics/Gynecology 0 2
0
2
3 1 1
      Ophthalmology 1 2
5
0
4 2 0
      Orthopedic Surgery 0 0
3
3
1 1 1
      Pathology 0 0
0
0
0 0 0
      Pediatrics 0 0
1
0
0 0 0
      Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 1 1
1
1
0 0 0
      Plastic Surgery 0 2
1
2
0 1 0
      Psychiatry 2 1
0
4
2 0 1
      Radiation Oncology 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
      Radiology 0 0
1
0
0 1 0
      Respiratory Medicine 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
      Rheumatology 1 0
0
0
0 1 1
      Urology 1 2
0
3
0 2 2
      Vascular Surgery 0 1
0
0
0 0 1
      Resident 0 0
0
0
1 0 0

 

General Information

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Dr. Ed Schollenberg, Registrar
College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick
One Hampton Road, Suite 300
Rothesay, NB E2E 5K8 

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