CLICK HERE to listen to Dr. Terry McDonald speaking about the link between Time Modifier Codes and Patient Outcomes on CBC Calgary Eye Opener, Feb 25th, 2020.
Dr. Terrence (Terry) McDonald
Dr. McDonald is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Cumming School of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary. His full-time role is divided between work as clinical preceptor at the South Health Campus Teaching Centre in Calgary and conducting health services research.
He graduated from Memorial University Medicine School in 2004 and trained as a rural Family Physician with the McMaster University Northern Ontario Medical Program. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings in Ontario and moved to Alberta in 2011 where he completed a clinical Fellowship in Sport and Exercise Medicine at the University of Alberta.
In 2016 he completed a master’s degree in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science in England. His dissertation focused on the predictors of high-volume GP practices in Alberta. His current work as a health services researcher focuses on high volume GP practices, health services utilization and practice patterns by GPs in Alberta. He and his team have developed and applied a new service day method to calculate physician supply in Alberta, it is now collaborative project with a research team from IC/ES in Ontario to explore GP supplies in Alberta and Ontario. Most recently, he has started work on a co-practice model of care with physiotherapy and family physicians in support of the patient medical home and enhancing community health services.
His program of research involves analysis of large health administrative data sets. He has received grants from the M.S.I. Foundation, the Northern Academic Family Medicine Fund and the Primary Care Health Integration Network.
His work is supported by both Departments of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary and University of Alberta, the Analytics Research and Evaluation Service (ARES) at Alberta Health Services, as well as EnACT. Dr McDonald has had the privilege of close mentorship, Dr. Lee Green in health services research methodology and large data set analysis since 2015.
He lives in Calgary with his wife and toddler son – and continues to be an avid runner, alpine skier and outdoor enthusiast.
Dec. 2014 – Aug. 2016(Awarded November 2016)
Master of Science (Health Economics, Policy and Management)
|July 2011– June 2012||
Fellowship, Sport and Exercise Medicine
|July 2006 – March 2007||
Postgraduate Medial Training, Rural and Remote Medicine
July 2004 – June 2006
Postgraduate Medical Training, (Rural) Family Medicine,
|2000 – 2004||
Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Nov. 2015 – present Principal Investigator
Study Title: Family Physician Patient Volumes and Health Outcomes
This study is comprised of two phases, each using a data set that has been acquired from Alberta Health for all GP fee-for-service claims in Alberta from 2003-2018). Phase One of this study served to satisfy the MSc dissertation requirements at the LSE and examined the influence of Family Physician demographics, location of practice and service code use in determining an association with high volume practice. Phase Two started in June 2017 and is investigating the relationship between daily patient visit volume, pa patient health outcomes.
M.S.I. Foundation, McDonald T, Seidel J, Patel A, Zhu H, Bailey A, Green LA. Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes. 2018-2020. $88,000 Principal Investigator.
Primary Care Health Integration Network, McDonald T, Seidel J, Patel A, Zhu H, Bailey A, Green LA. Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes. 2017-2019.Primary Care Health Integration Network. $10,000. Principal Investigator
Northern Alberta Academic Family Medicine Fund Grant, McDonald T, Seidel J, Patel, A, Zhu H, Bailey, A, Green LA. Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes. 2016-2017.Northern Alberta Academic Family Medicine Fund Grant. $10,000 Ongoing / Renewed, Principal Investigator
McDonald T., Lethebe C. and LA Green. A Novel Normative Method to Calculating the Number of GPs – Are We Really That Off? Family Medicine Rounds, Dept. of Family Medicine, 13 June 2019, University of Calgary AB
McDonald, T, Seidel, J, Patel, A., Zhu, H., Cook, L., Ronksley, P., Lethebe, C., Bailey, A., McBrien, K., and Green, LA Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes. Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, 29 May 2019, Halifax NS
McDonald T., Clement F., Lethebe C. and LA Green. A Novel Normative Method to Calculating the Number of GPs – Are We Really That Off? Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research Conference, 29 May 2019, Halifax NS
McDonald, T, Seidel, J, Patel, A., Zhu, H., Cook, L., Ronksley, P., Lethebe, C., Bailey, A., McBrien, K., and Green, LA Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes, Research Forum, Department of Family Medicine, University of Alberta, April 25, 2019, Edmonton AB
McDonald, T, Seidel, J, Patel, A., Zhu, H., Cook, L., Ronksley, P., Lethebe, C., Bailey, A., McBrien, K., and Green, LA Health Outcomes and Family Physician Patient Volumes, Alberta College Family Physicians Summit “What’s Up Doc?” (Research Day), March 1st, 2019 Banff, AB
McDonald T., Clement F., Lethebe C. and LA Green. *A Novel Normative Method to Calculating the Number of GPs – Are We Really That Off? Alberta College Family Physicians Summit “What’s Up Doc?” (Research Day), March 01st, 2019 Banff, AB
* Award Winner 2nd Place Viewers’ Choice Award – Oral Presentation Category
Terrence McDonald, Brendan Cord Lethebe and LA Green. A Normative Service Day Method to Calculating Physician Supply. To be submitted.
Gregory S. Yelland, Terrence McDonald, Judy Seidel, Catherine M. Scott, Deborah A Marshall. Evaluation of a System Dynamics Model for Hip & Knee Osteoarthritis using Group Model Building and an Integrated Knowledge Translation Approach. To be submitted.
Marshall, D.A., Liu, X., Shahid, R., Bertazzon, S., Seidel, J.E., Patel, A.B., Nasr, M., Barber, C.E.H., McDonald, T., Sharma, R., Briggs, T., Faris, P., Waters, N., 2019. Geographic variation in osteoarthritis prevalence in Alberta: A spatial analysis approach. Appl. Geogr. 103, 112–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.APGEOG.2019.01.004
Terrence McDonald, MD, MSc, Judy Seidel PhD; Alka Patel PhD; Haifeng Zhu, Allan Bailey, MD, Kerry McBrien MD, MSc, LA Green, MD, MPH “High Volume GP Practices in Alberta – A Descriptive Analysis”, CMAJ Open July 15;6(3): E254-E260
Sehn E, McDonald T, Lindblad AJ. Sacubitril-valsartan: novel therapy for heart failure. Can Fam Physician. 2017;63(9):697
Enhancing Alberta Primary Care Research Networks (EnACt) www.primarycareresearch.ca
Clinical Research Unit, Cumming School of Medicine https://cru.ucalgary.ca/
Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences https://www.ices.on.ca/