Guide for Physicians Referring to the Pancreatic Cancer Clinic (McCain Centre)

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If your patient needs immediate, urgent care, please direct them to the nearest emergency department.

 

​Urgent Referral

To complete the referral process:

  1. Download and complete the Wallace McCain Centre for Pancreatic Cancer Referral Form.
  2. Include the following documents:
    • History of present illness
    • Previous medical history
    • Medical list including all allergies
    • All recent medical imaging
    • All recent lab work
  3. Fax the completed form to 416 946 2043. Referrals should be submitted directly to the Wallace McCain Centre for Pancreatic Cancer without specification of physician via fax.
    If you would like information on the McCain physicians and surgeons, please contact the Centre directly:
    • Wallace McCain Centre for Pancreatic Cancer
      Phone: 416 946 2184
      Fax: 416 946 2043
  4. Our office will send you a confirmation of receipt. The referral package will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete; if incomplete, we will contact your offices for further information. On this page: Checklist for a complete referral »
  5. You will be contacted with information about the patient’s first appointment within 5 business days. We will also contact the patient directly with the appointment information, including time location, and important documents, test results and imaging that they must bring.

Patients are asked to bring a family member with them to their appointments.

It is extremely important that your patient brings the following to their first appointment:​

  • Past medical history
  • History of present illness
  • Medications in original pill bottles
  • List of questions

Please note: All Pancreas Cancer referrals are considered urgent. Most patients are seen in 5-7 business days.

Second opinions to see a medical oncologist at Princess Margaret will be reviewed and seen when appropriate (generally under 2 weeks).

 

Checklist for a Complete Referral

To ensure your referral is complete, make sure to include:

  • A referral form, filled out in its entirety
  • History of present illness
  • Previous medical history
  • Medical list including all allergies
  • All recent medical imaging
  • All recent lab work
  • Tissue (pathology) if available * not required for referral

If this information is not included with the referral form, your referral may be returned as incomplete.

https://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret/Health_Professionals/Patient_Referral/Pages/dr_referral_psychosocial_oncology.aspx
https://www.uhn.ca/PrincessMargaret/Education/Continuing_Education_Programs/Pages/continuing_education_programs.aspx
Last reviewed: 7/13/2015
Last modified: 7/29/2019 10:38 AM