Practising Physicians

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Practising Physicians

Essential information for physicians practising medicine in Nova Scotia.

Member information

  • Become a member - apply for or change your Doctors Nova Scotia membership.
  • Learn about your benefits – view the comprehensive Member Benefits Guide, which summarizes all of the benefits and services available to Doctors Nova Scotia members.
  • Pay your dues – Your membership dues fund important association activities, including contract negotiations, EMR support and physician advisors, and the administration of the extended health and dental plan. Membership dues should be paid by October 1 of each year. 
  • Tax information – Find out how to access your T3, T4 and T4A forms. 

Practice resources

Contract information 

View contract information section 

Medical billing

View medical billing section

Tool kits

DNS published a number of tool kits to help physicians with virtual care delivery, e-health, privacy and security, care during COVID-19 and the delivery of comprehensive primary care.

View tool kits section

EMR assistance

Electronic medical records (EMRs) can improve efficiency and record-keeping, making it faster and easier for physicians to deliver patient care. Doctors Nova Scotia’s EMR advisor can help you choose and implement an EMR, navigate privacy concerns and access EMR funding.

View EMR assistance section

Physician advisors

Doctors Nova Scotia’s Physician Advisors visit physicians in the communities where they practise. If you’ve got a question about your contract, billing, converting to an APP or need help resolving an issue with the Department of Health and Wellness or the Nova Scotia Health Authority, your Physician Advisor can help.

Click here for an overview of the Doctors Nova Scotia benefits and services available for practising physicians/medical students/residents/senior and retired members.

Doctors Nova Scotia is one of only a few provincial/territorial medical associations to offer its members a comprehensive extended health and dental plan

Member benefits

Association news

Next steps