Dr Howard Schneider
MARCH 15, 2020
"AI AND THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE/MANKIND" OMA TALK SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 21 IS CANCELLED
A few colleagues have reached out to me and asked about the talk. Unfortunately due to
Covid-19 precautions the talk will be cancelled and hopefully rescheduled for later this year or virtual presentation.
(You can view the slides in GitHub but there are some 200 slides and GitHub may only display 50 or 100 -- please download the PDF for the full presentation so slides are not cut off.)
MARCH 14, 2020
TEMPORARY OFFICE CLOSURE
In support of the government's efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19 the Minister of Health has set up the technology and funding infrastructure to allow the " provision of assessments and counselling to insured persons by telephone or video..."
All appointments will continue via ordinary telephone or approved government telemedicine system. I will attempt to contact patients, but do not hesitate to contact me for information ahead of time.
Continuity of Care:
Please see 'Circle of Care' for additional information.
I will not be available for contact from ----- : during these dates if there is an
issue, you need to contact your family doctor, or if not possible your local hospital emergency department.
Family Medicine Practicing in Psychotherapy
My practice is restricted to psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of psychiatric disorders, in particular anxiety disorders and depressive disorders.
A referral from your family doctor is required and must be faxed to the number above. I am only able to take a few new patients each month -- your family doctor must write or
speak with me as to what is desired in assessment and treatment, and if other resources in the community would make more sense for you. Note: At this time, I am unable to take any
December 2018 -- I do not have availability at this time for new patients.
July 2017 -- I am reducing my practice:
-I no longer provide care for mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury). As well, 3D SPECT neuroimaging is no longer available at Mount Sinai or other centers that I am aware of.
-I no longer provide ADHD/ADD assessments or treatments, except for ongoing patients.
-I only provide psychotherapy/counseling if there is an underlying significant condition. For example, I don't provide generalized counseling, but I do provide psychotherapy for patients with clinical depression.
-I do not provide treatment for pain conditions or for substance abuse.
This is a new address.
- In keeping with the rules set up at Sheppard Clinic for the last twenty years, if you cannot come to your first appointment or cannot cancel with at least two days' notice, there is no missed appointment fee, but unfortunately another appointment cannot be booked, and the referring doctor will be notified.
- Please bring your OHIP card and any copies of summaries from other doctors.
- In keeping with the rules set up at Sheppard Clinic for the last twenty years, if you cannot come to appointments during normal business hours Monday to Friday, then we will make alternate arrangements for refill of your prescriptions and possible ongoing care by communicating with your family doctor or referring doctor.