Family Way Obstetrical Group

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We are a group of family physicians with special interest, training and expertise in low-risk pregnancy and birth. We deliver approximately 300 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 can self-refer or be referred to our group by their 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.

Please note: All of our babies are delivered at the Mount Sinai Hospital Birthing Unit. Regular prenatal care will stay at WCH’s Family Practice Health Centre. 

  • Your Care

    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 at Women’s College Hospital Family Practice for your prenatal appointments. Your partner is welcome to attend.

    Where will I deliver my baby?
    You will deliver your baby at the Mount Sinai Hospital Birthing Unit, located at 600 University Avenue on the 15th floor. Mount Sinai has one of the largest perinatal centres in North America. 

  • Our Team

    Meet the Family Way Physicians


    Betty Chen
    MD, CCFP


    Batya
    Grundland

    MD, CCFP


    Diana Hsiang
    MD, CCFP


    Susie Kim
    MD, CCFP


    Karen Lee
    MD, CCFP


    Carrie Schram
    MD, CCFP


    Karen Wong
    MD, CCFP

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    Tuhina Biswas
    MD, CCFP, FCFP 


    We host a "Meet the Doctors Night". View the schedule for 2019 (.pdf)

  • 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

    Mount Sinai Hospital 
    600 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 1X5

    TTC INFORMATION

    • Take the Spadina-University subway line to Queen's Park Station (College Street).
    • Or take the College / Carlton streetcar to University Avenue. The Hospital is south of College Street on the west side, at 600 University Avenue).

    WHEEL-TRANS INFORMATION
    Wheel-Trans provides door-to-door accessible transit service for persons with physical disabilities using accessible buses, contracted accessible and sedan taxis. See a list of Wheel-Trans pick-up and drop-off locations at Mount Sinai.

    DRIVING INFORMATION
    From west of Toronto:

    • Take the eastbound Queen Elizabeth Way (QEW) or southbound Highway 427 to the eastbound Gardiner Expressway.
    • Exit the Gardiner Expressway at Bay/York St.
    • Go north up York Street and past Front Street. Stay in the far left lane which merges into University Avenue.
    • Mount Sinai Hospital is located at 600 University Avenue, north of Dundas St. and south of College St.
    • Turn left onto Elm St., then right onto Murray St.
    • Please note: During morning and afternoon rush hours (7-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.) left turns onto Elm St. are not permitted.
    • Continue north past the next set of lights where there is a U-turn gap where you can legally make a U-turn in order to get back to Elm St. Parking can be found behind the hospital on Murray St.

    From north of Toronto:

    • Take the southbound Don Valley Parkway to the Gardiner Expressway.
    • Exit the Gardiner Expressway at Bay/York St.
    • Go north up York Street and past Front Street. Stay in the far left lane which merges into University Avenue.
    • Mount Sinai Hospital is located at 600 University Avenue, north of Dundas St. and south of College St.
    • Turn left onto Elm St., then right onto Murray St.
    • Please note: During morning and afternoon rush hours (7-10 a.m. and 3-7 p.m.) left turns onto Elm St. are not permitted.
    • Continue north past the next set of lights where there is a U-turn gap where you can legally make a U-turn in order to get back to Elm St. Parking can be found behind the hospital on Murray St.

    PARKING INFORMATION

  • Patient Resources

    General Information

    Prenatal Information

    Labour Information

    Post-Delivery Information

  • FAQs
    • 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?

      You will deliver your baby at the Mount Sinai Hospital Birthing Unit, located at 600 University Avenue on the 15th floor. Mount Sinai has one of the largest perinatal centres in North America. After your baby is born you will stay in the same hospital, on either the 15th or 16th 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! We host a “Meet the Doctors Night”. View the schedule for 2019. These informal evenings start with a tour of the birthing unit at 6 p.m. on a Monday evening followed by a chance for you and your partner to meet the doctors on our team at 6:30 p.m.

    • How to reach the doctor on call

      There is a doctor on call for our group at all times.
      Please call 416-323-6400 ext. 4141 and ask to speak to the doctor on call for family practice obstetrics. 

Referral Information

If you are interested in becoming a patient or would like to refer one of your patients to a Family Way group member for prenatal and intrapartum care, you can reach us in the following ways:

Phone: 416-323-6060 ext. 4867 
Fax: 416-323-6493.
Email: familyobreferrals@wchospital.ca. 

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