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Family Way Obstetrical Group

Obstetrical Group | Women’s College Hospital & Sunnybrook Hospital

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We are a group of family physicians with a special interest and expertise in pregnancy and birth. Fully trained in low-risk obstetrical care, we deliver approximately 500 babies every year. We are fortunate to work closely with superb nurses, obstetricians, pediatricians and anesthesiologists. This ensures access to the highest standard of care for our families.

 

Women are referred to our group by other family physicians for care during pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate post-partum period. After delivery, they return to their regular family doctors for their ongoing healthcare and that of their babies.

If your regular family doctor is a member of Family Way, she or he will continue to provide care for you and your baby after the birth.

Our Philosophy of Care

We take a family-centered approach to pregnancy and birth.

We believe in educating families about the choices available to them throughout pregnancy and birth. At all times our primary goal is that of a safe pregnancy and birth, resulting in a healthy woman and healthy baby.

Where will I be seen for my prenatal appointments?

You will be seen for your appointments at Sunnybrook Hospital, at Women’s College Hospital, or at your doctor’s office in the community. All of your appointments will likely be in the same office. Our doctors are at several locations. Contact our office at 416-480-6100 ext. 83648 to find the most convenient options for you. Your partner is welcome and encouraged to attend all your prenatal appointments.

Where will I deliver my baby?

Sunnybrook Hospital - Birthing Unit

Our birthing unit is located at the Sunnybrook Hospital at 2075 Bayview Avenue in the M-wing, 5th floor. This is a brand-new, state of the art facility with beautiful birthing rooms. After your baby is born you will stay in the same hospital on the same floor.

Our Team

FamilyWay OB Photo Collage

Meet the Family Way Physicians


Tuhina Biswas
MD, CCFP


Betty Chen
MD, CCFP


Sharon Domb
MD, CCFP


Debbie Elman
MD, CCFP


Karen Fleming
MD, MSc, CCFP, FCFP


Batya Grundland
MD, CCFP


Aliya Hasham
MD, CCFP


Stephen Holzapfel
MD, CCFP

Diana Hsiang
Diana Hsiang
MD, CCFP


Bev Jackson
MD, CCFP


Cathy Kamens
MD, CCFP


Susie Kim
MD, CCFP


Jean Marmoreo
MD, CCFP


Danielle Martin
MD, CCFP


Carrie Schram
MD, CCFP


Mira Shuman
MD, CCFP


Anne Wideman
MD, CCFP


Karen Wong
MD, CCFP

 

Locations & Directions

Women’s College Hospital | Family Practice Health Centre

77 Grenville Street, Toronto, ON M5S 1B3

TTC INFORMATION

From the Yonge subway line:

  • Get off at the College stop (Note: this is not an accessible subway stop)
  • Go west on College Street and cross to the west side of the intersection of Bay Street and College Street.
  • Turn right and go north one block on Bay Street to Grenville Street.
  • Turn left and go west on Grenville Street. 77 Grenville St. will be on your left.

From the University subway line:

  • Get off at the Queen’s Park stop (Note: this is an accessible subway stop)
  • Go east along College Street to Elizabeth Street.
  • Turn left and go north on Elizabeth Street to Grenville St.
  • Turn right and go east on Grenville St. 77 Grenville St. will be on your right.

WHEEL-TRANS INFORMATION

Wheel-Trans service picks up and drops off outside the main doors of each location. More information about Wheel-Trans can be found on the TTC website.

DRIVING INFORMATION

77 Grenville St. is on the south side of Grenville Street, one block north of College Street, and just west of Bay Street.

From the Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW)/Gardiner Expressway:

  • Take the Bay Street exit and go north to Grenville Street (one block north of College Street).
  • Turn left and go west on Grenville Street.
  • 77 Grenville St. is located on the south side of Grenville St.

From the Don Valley Parkway:

  • Take the Bloor-Bayview exit.
  • Exit to Bloor Street. You will be travelling west on Bloor Street to Bay Street (which is one block west of Yonge Street).
  • Turn left on Bay Street. Travel south to Grenville Street (two blocks south of Wellesley Street).
  • Turn right (west) onto Grenville Street.
  • 77 Grenville St. is located on the south side of Grenville St.

PARKING INFORMATION

 

Sunnybrook Hospital | Family Way Obstetrical Clinic at the Sunnybrook Hospital / Family Practice Unit

2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, ON M4N 3M5

TTC INFORMATION

There are three TTC bus stops on campus. Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) buses run from Lawrence and Davisville subway stations and stop outside A wing, M-Wing and George Hees (L-Wing) on the Sunnybrook campus.

  • Bayview Avenue Bus | Bayview 11 bus runs from Davisville Station on the Yonge subway line to Sunnybrook and continuing to Sheppard and/or Steeles Avenue and back.
  • Lawrence Avenue Bus | Lawrence 124 bus runs from Lawrence Station on the Yonge subway line to Sunnybrook and back.

DRIVING INFORMATION

The hospital is located at 2075 Bayview Avenue, two traffic lights north of Eglinton Avenue East and three lights south of York Mills Road, south of Hwy. 401.

PARKING INFORMATION

Patient Resources

General Information

  • A Practical Guide to Preparing for Your Baby
    This is a comprehensive booklet prepared by the Sunnybrook Women & Babies Program, containing information for women and their partners.

  • Motherisk
    Motherisk.org is a website maintained by The Hospital for Sick Children containing evidence based information on pregnancy and breastfeeding. Check their website or call their helpline for information on which drugs / household products are safe during pregnancy and breastfeeding, as well as information on alcohol, nicotine, substance use, and other topics.

  • Prenatal Classes are offered both by Sunnybrook Hospital and Women’s College Hospital. Please see below for more information:
    Sunnybrook Women & Babies Program’s Childbirth Educational Classes
    Organized by the Childbirth and Family Life Preparation Department, these prenatal classes help to prepare women and their partners for a healthy pregnancy, birth and parenting experience. Classes such as Preparation for Childbirth, Baby care workshop, 3hour CPR for parents and caregivers of infants and small children are offered.

    Women’s College Hospital’s Infant CPR Classes
    Find out more about becoming certified for Infant CPR with classes held at the Women’s College Hospital.

    Women’s College Hospital’s Childbirth Education Classes
    This is a six-week evening course that will help empower and equip you and your partner with knowledge and confidence for the impending birth of your baby.

Prenatal Information

Labour Information

  • Preparing for Labour and Delivery
    For more information on what to bring and what to expect during labour and delivery at Sunnybrook Hospital, please refer to the appropriate sections in A Practical Guide to Preparing for Your Baby

Post-Delivery Information

FAQs - Frequently Asked Questions

Where will I be seen for my prenatal appointments?

Contact our office at 416-323-6060 to find the most convenient options for you. Your partner is welcome and encouraged to attend all your prenatal appointments.

Where will I deliver my baby?

Our birthing unit is located at the Sunnybrook Hospital at 2075 Bayview Avenue in the M-wing, 5th floor. This is a brand-new, state of the art facility with beautiful birthing rooms. After your baby is born you will stay in the same hospital on the same floor.

Who will attend the birth of my baby?

Our group members work call “shifts” of 24 hours. You will be attended by a Family Way staff physician and a family medicine resident who will follow your labour over a 24-hour period. In addition, our hospital has a “one-on-one” nursing policy: you will have a dedicated nurse for your labour and birth.

Who takes care of my baby in the hospital?

One of the advantages of choosing the family way team to deliver your baby is that the same team will provide care for you and your newborn after birth. A team member will visit you every day in the hospital to provide breastfeeding support and ensure that you and your baby are in good health.

Can I meet the other doctors in the group?

Yes! Every 2 months we host a “Meet the Doctors Night”. These informal evenings start with a tour of the birthing unit at 6:00pm on a Monday evening followed by a chance for you and your partner to meet the doctors on our team at 6:30.

At 7:00pm “Communication Night” begins. This involves a panel discussion with a family doctor, a nurse, an obstetrician and an anesthesiologist who can answer all your questions about “what to expect” of your experience at Sunnybrook. This portion of the evening is open to all women and their partners planning to have their babies at Sunnybrook, including patients of Family Way, the obstetrical group, and the midwifery group.


How to reach the doctor on call

There is a doctor on call for our group at all times. To reach her or him please call 416-480-4244 and press 0.

Explain to the operator that you are a pregnant patient of the Family Practice Obstetrics Group at Sunnybrook (it is important to differentiate from the Obstetrics Group run by obstetricians/ gynecologists) and provide the operator the name of your doctor. The operator will page the doctor on call for you.

If you do not hear back within 20 minutes, please call again or go to Triage to be assessed by the doctor on call.

After 20 weeks of pregnancy you can come to the Triage unit located on the 5th floor in the M-wing to be seen by the on-call doctor anytime.


Infographic: When to come to the hospital

FamilyWay OB | When to present to triage

 

Referrals | Information for Physicians

If you are interested in referring a pregnant patient to a Family Way group member for prenatal and intrapartum care, you can call us at 416-323-6060

Alternatively, you can fax a referral to 416-323-6493 or email it to: familyobreferrals@wchospital.ca

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Location & Contact Information

Our Locations
Please click on the names below for directions, phone and fax numbers

  • Women's College Hospital

    Family Practice Health Centre at the Women’s College Hospital
    77 Grenville Street
    3rd – 4th floor, Toronto, ON M5S 1B3
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    Hours
    Monday to Thursday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
    Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Phone: 416-323-6060

  • Sunnybrook Hospital

    Family Practice Unit at the Sunnybrook Hospital
    Family Practice Clinic, A1
    2075 Bayview Avenue
    Toronto, ON M4N 3M5
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    Hours
    Monday & Friday | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Tuesday to Thursday | 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

    Phone: 416-480-4939

    Fax: 416-480-6038

  • Clinics

    Dr. Karen Fleming’s Clinic
    586 Eglinton Avenue East
    Toronto ON M4P 1P2

    Phone: 416-440-1880

    Fax: 416-440-1106


    Dr. Jean Marmoreo and
    Dr. Aliya Hasham’s Clinic

    1240 Bay Street 9th Floor
    Toronto ON M5R 2A7

    Phone: 416-971-7601

    Fax: 416-971-6886


Referrals
Information for Physicians »

To Reach the Doctor on Call

Call 416-480-6100 & Press 0

Ask for the DOCTOR ON CALL for FAMILY PRACTICE OBSTETRICS


Meet the Doctors Night

Having a Baby at Sunnybrook?
Meet our Family Way Team!

Occurs on the the last Monday of every second month at 6pm.

Our Publications


  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto
  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)