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

Billing guides

Following the 2015 Master Agreement, DNS published two billing guides to help physicians access the new fees available for non-face-to-face care and the delivery of comprehensive primary care.

View billing guides 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 advisors 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 practice. 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.

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

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Contact us

Questions? Concerns? Here’s how to get in touch.

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Practice opportunities

Looking for a change of pace? View our current listing of practice opportunities across Nova Scotia.
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Benefits and Services

Your membership dues entitle you to a range of benefits.

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Professional Support

The Professional Support Program responds to the urgent needs of members in crisis and supports initiatives that promote wellness, resiliency, self-development and balanced living.