Pardis, Bijan (CPSO#: 68742)

Current Status: Active Member as of 01 Jul 1995

CPSO Registration Class: Restricted as of 14 Apr 2016

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Summary

Former Name: No Former Name

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken: English, French, Persian

Education:University of Brussels, 1988

Practice Information

Primary Location of Practice
28 Langstaff Road East
Markham ON  L3T 3P8
Phone: (905) 709-9955
Fax: (905) 709-4138
Electoral District: 05
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Additional Practice Location(s)

199 CHURCH STREET
BASEMENT UNIT
Toronto ON  M5B 1Y7
Canada
Phone: 4162477777
County: City of Toronto
Electoral District: 10

4972 DUNDAS STREET WEST
Etobicoke ON  M9A 1B7
Canada
Phone: 4162367924
Fax: 4162367926
County: City of Toronto
Electoral District: 10

348 LAKESHORE RD E
UNIT 1
Mississauga ON  L4G 1H5
Canada
Phone: (905) 891-2345
Fax: 905 891 8780
County: Regional Municipality of Peel
Electoral District: 05
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Professional Corporation Information

Corporation Name: Pardis Medicine Professional Corporation

Certificate of Authorization Status: Issued Date:  May 13 2004

Shareholders:
Dr. B. Pardis ( CPSO# 68742 )

Business Address:
Basement Floor
199 Church Street
Toronto ON  M5B 1Y7
Phone Number: (416) 247-7777

Business Address:
28 Langstaff Road East
Markham ON  L3T 3P8
Phone Number: (905) 709-9955

Business Address:
4972 Dundas Street West
Etobicoke ON  M9A 1B7
Phone Number: (416) 236-7924

Business Address:
1-348 Lakeshore Road East
Mississauga ON  L5G 1H5
Phone Number: (905) 891-2345

Specialties

Specialty Issued On Type
Family Medicine Effective: 11 Dec 1997 CFPC Specialist

Postgraduate Training

Please note: This information may not be a complete record of postgraduate training.

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1995 to 30 Jun 1996
PostGrad Yr 1 - Family Medicine

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1996 to 30 Jun 1997
PostGrad Yr 2 - Family Medicine

University of Toronto, 01 Jul 1997 to 31 Dec 1997
Clinical Fellow - Family Medicine

Registration History

Action Issue Date
First certificate of registration issued: Postgraduate Education Certificate Effective: 01 Jul 1995
Transfer of class of registration to: Independent Practice Certificate Effective: 19 Dec 1997
Transfer of class of certificate to: Restricted certificate Effective: 14 Apr 2016
Terms and conditions imposed on certificate by Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 14 Apr 2016
Terms and conditions amended by Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 25 Apr 2016
Terms and conditions amended by member Effective: 28 Apr 2016
Terms and conditions amended by Discipline Committee Effective: 08 Mar 2017
Terms and conditions amended by Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 07 Jul 2018
Terms and conditions amended by Inquiries, Complaints and Repo Effective: 04 Aug 2018

Practice Restrictions

Imposed By Effective Date Expiry Date Status
Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee Effective: 04 Aug 2018 Active

Previous Hearings

Committee: Discipline
Decision Date: 08 Mar 2017
Summary:

On  March  8,  2017,  the  Discipline  Committee  found that  Dr. Pardis has  committed  an  act  of 
professional misconduct, in  that he has  failed  to  maintain  the  standard  of  practice  of  the 
profession. 

Dr. Pardis is a family physician who practised in the Greater Toronto area, maintaining both a 
family practice and a methadone practice. 
 
Family Practice 
 
In February 2013, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee of the College required Dr. 
Pardis to complete a specified education and remediation program directed at his family practice, 
including coursework, a preceptorship, and a reassessment. The preceptor identified a number of 
concerns with Dr. Pardis’ practice, including a need for better documentation of physician-
patient encounters and to consistently update Cumulative Patient Profiles. The preceptor found 
that Dr. Pardis made improvements in his recordkeeping throughout the course of the 
preceptorship, however, identified a number of specific care concerns, including two cases in 
which symptoms that Dr. Pardis failed to investigate could be due to an underlying malignancy. 
As a result, the College commenced an investigation into Dr. Pardis’ practice. 
 
The medical expert who reviewed Dr. Pardis’ family practice observed that Dr. Pardis’ practice 
consisted primarily of immigrants from Iran, many of whom spent time regularly in Iran while 
also seeing physicians there, and that it was difficult to provide comprehensive coordinated care 
to those patients. He indicated that Dr. Pardis provided care with cultural sensitivity and 
demonstrated knowledge of the circumstances of their lives. However, Dr. Pardis failed to meet 
the standard of practice of the profession. His recordkeeping fell below the standard in most 
caess. He failed to provide preventive care that met the standard of practice in the majority of 
cases. He lacked a coordinated approach to chronic disease management. He did not document; 
weighingthe risks when prescribing non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”) to 
patients with cardiovascular risk factors and/or gastrointestinal inflammation and lacked 
knowledge in this regard.. Hedid not take steps to provide renal and vascular protection to 
patients with diabetes. He engaged in over-testing and over-screening, including by ordering 
unnecessary echocardiograms and routine blood and urine testing without justification. He 
overprescribed antibiotics for viral illnesses. He co-ordinated care poorly with consultants 
regarding medication management. 
 
The medical expert found a more immediate risk of harm in four cases, and found that on 
balance that Dr. Pardis’ care was “substandard” and represented a potential risk of harm. 
 
Methadone Practice 
 
As a result of clinical concerns on the part of the College’s Methadone Committee regarding Dr. 
Pardis’ methadone practice and his ongoing deviations from the Methadone Maintenance 
Treatment Guidelines, Dr. Pardis entered into an undertaking on November 9, 2010, by which he 
agreed that his methadone practice would be subject to clinical supervision and would be 
reassessed by a College-appointed assessor. 
The assessor found that Dr. Pardis failed to meet the standard of practice of the profession 
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regarding three patients, and in his medical record-keeping, which was so deficient that it was 
not possible to determine in other cases whether his care met the standard of practice of the 
profession. The assessor also noted concerns regarding Dr. Pardis’ prescribing of testosterone 
replacement to methadone patients, specifically appropriate dosage and regular monitoring of the 
same in eight cases. 
 
In response to the assessor’s concerns, Dr. Pardis indicated that he had made changes to his 
practice, including only prescribing medications in his methadone practice that are related to 
methadone treatment and its side effects, seeking to improve his counselling of patients about 
side effects and risks of medications and documenting those discussions, and documenting 
patient counselling. He also advised that he had upgraded his electronic medical recordkeeping 
system to include a methadone module. 
 
College History 
 
In February 2013, the Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee (“ICRC”) of the College 
considered a report of an investigation into Dr. Pardis’ family practice, which noted deficiencies 
of care, including in primary prevention. The ICRC ordered Dr. Pardis to undergo a specified 
continuing education or remediation program (“SCERP”), which resulted in the preceptorship 
described above. The ICRC also issued Dr. Pardis a written caution with respect to his record-
keeping, which it described as “very deficient,” and provided him with advice about his practice 
management. 
 
Also in February 2013, the ICRC issued in a public complaint a written caution to Dr. Pardis 
with respect to compliance with the College policy on Ending the Physician-Patient Relationship 
and also practice deficiencies that result in poor patient care, including that: he should not treat 
methadone patients for chronic pain or for other medical problems (i.e. family practice 
concerns); he should ensure better practice management, e.g. assigning appointment times; he 
should ensure his medical record-keeping is in keeping with the expectations set out in the 
College policy on Medical Records.  
 
Dr. Pardis’ Status Pending the Hearing 
 
The ICRC made an interim order on April 12, 2016 under section 37 of the Health Professions 
Procedural Code, pending resolution of the allegations against him, Dr. Pardis was required, 
among other things, to practise under the guidance of a clinical supervisor acceptable to the 
College in his family medicine practice. On April 15, 2016, Dr. Pardis’ counsel advised that, as 
Dr. Pardis did not expect to be able to find a clinical supervisor for his family practice, he would 
cease practising family medicine as of April 24, 2016. Dr. Pardis has not practised family 
medicine since that date. 
 
Dr. Pardis entered into an interim undertaking regarding his methadone practice pending 
resolution of the allegations against him. Among other things, Dr. Pardis agreed to practise under 
the guidance of a clinical supervisor acceptable to the College in respect of his methadone 
practice. Dr. Pardis practised under the guidance of a clinical supervisor in respect of his 
methadone practice pending the hearing. The clinical supervisor’s reports have been positive. 
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Dr. Pardis’ Undertaking 
 
Dr. Pardis entered into an undertaking dated March 8, 2017, not to practise family medicine, 
effective immediately. He has agreed to notify each of his methadone patients in writing that he 
cannot act as their family physician or provide primary care, and to advise them that they should 
have their own family physician. Dr. Pardis has undertaken to maintain a record of this 
communication in each patient’s chart and to note in the patient’s chart whether he or she has a 
family physician and, if so, who that is, and to communicate relevant information to each 
patient’s family physician. 
 
Disposition 
 
The Discipline Committee ordered that:  
-  The Registrar to place the following terms, conditions and limitations, effective immediately, 
   on Dr. Pardis’ certificate of registration:  
Clinical Supervision  
(a)   Dr. Pardis shall retain a clinical supervisor, approved by the College, who will sign an 
      undertaking in the form attached hereto as Appendix “A” (the “Clinical Supervisor”), to 
      be returned to the College in executed form no later than seven (7) days after the date of 
      this Order.  Dr. Pardis shall practise with respect to his methadone practice under the 
      guidance of the Clinical Supervisor for a period of three (3) months, during which time 
      the Clinical Supervisor will at minimum review at least ten (10) of Dr. Pardis’ patient 
      charts from his methadone practice once every month, to be selected independently by 
      the Clinical Supervisor.  Dr. Pardis shall meet with the Clinical Supervisor at least once 
      every month at his Practice Location or another location approved by the College to 
      discuss any concerns related to patient care and/or arising from the Clinical Supervisor’s 
      chart review. Dr. Pardis shall cooperate fully with the Clinical Supervisor and shall abide 
      by the recommendations of the Clinical Supervisor, including, but not limited to, any 
      recommended practice improvements and ongoing professional development.  
(b)   If a person who has given an undertaking in Appendix “A” to this Order is unable or 
      unwilling to continue to fulfil its provisions, Dr. Pardis shall, within twenty (20) days of 
      receiving notice of same, obtain an executed undertaking in the same form from a 
      similarly qualified person who is acceptable to the College and ensure that it is delivered 
      to the College within that time. 
(c)   If Dr. Pardis is unable to obtain a Clinical Supervisor on the provisions set out under 
      paragraphs 3(a) and/or (b) above, Dr. Pardis shall cease practising medicine until such 
      time as he has obtained a Clinical Supervisor acceptable to the College. If he is required 
      to cease practising medicine as a result of the application of this term of this Order, this 
      requirement shall constitute a term, condition or limitation on his certificate of 
      registration and that term, condition or limitation will be included on the College’s public 
      register.  
Reassessment 
(d)   Within approximately six (6) months after the completion of the period of Clinical 
      Supervision referred to above in paragraph 3(a), Dr. Pardis will submit to a reassessment 
      of his methadone practice (the “First Reassessment”) by an assessor or assessors selected 
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      by the College (the “Assessor(s)”).  The Reassessment may include a chart review, direct 
      observation of Dr. Pardis’ care, interviews with colleagues and co-workers, feedback 
      from patients and any other tools deemed necessary by the College. The First 
      Reassessment shall be at Dr. Pardis’ expense and he shall co-operate fully with all 
      elements of the First Reassessment. Dr. Pardis shall abide by all recommendations made 
      by the Assessor(s) subject to paragraph (f) below, and the results of the First 
      Reassessment will be reported to the College and may form the basis of further action by 
      the College. 
(e)   Within approximately twelve (12) months after the completion of the process of the First 
      Reassessment, Dr. Pardis will submit to a further reassessment of his methadone practice 
      (the “Second Reassessment”) by an assessor or assessors selected by the College (the 
      “Assessor(s)”).  The Second Reassessment may include a chart review, direct observation 
      of Dr. Pardis’ care, interviews with colleagues and co-workers, feedback from patients 
      and any other tools deemed necessary by the College.  The Second Reassessment shall be 
      at Dr. Pardis’ expense and he shall co-operate fully with all elements of the Second 
      Reassessment. Dr. Pardis shall abide by all recommendations made by the Assessor(s) 
      subject to paragraph (f) below, and the results of the Second Reassessment will be 
      reported to the College and may form the basis of further action by the College. 
(f)   If after either the First or Second Reassessment, Dr. Pardis is of the view that any of the 
      Assessor(s)’s recommendations are unreasonable, he will have fifteen (15) days 
      following his receipt of the recommendations within which to provide the College with 
      his submissions in this regard.  The Inquiries Complaints and Reports (“ICR”) 
      Committee will consider those submissions and make a determination regarding whether 
      the recommendations are reasonable, and that decision will be provided to Dr. Pardis. 
      Following that decision, Dr. Pardis will abide by those recommendations of the 
      Assessor(s) that the ICR Committee has determined are reasonable.  Any 
      recommendations of the Assessor(s) which are terms, conditions or limitations on Dr. 
      Pardis’ practice and any recommendations of the Assessor(s) which the ICR Committee 
      has identified in its decision(s) referenced in this term of this Order shall be terms, 
      conditions or limitations on Dr. Pardis’ practice, to be included on the College’s public 
      register. 
Other 
(g)   Dr. Pardis shall inform the College of each and every location where he practices, in any 
      jurisdiction (his “Practice Location(s)”) within seven (7) days of this Order, and shall 
      inform the College of any and all new Practice Locations within seven (7) days of 
      commencing practice at that location, until the report of the assessment of his practice 
      have been reported to the College. 
(h)   Dr. Pardis shall submit to, and not interfere with, unannounced inspections of his Practice 
      Location(s) and and to any other activity the College deems necessary in order to monitor 
      his compliance with the provisions of this Order.  
(i)   Dr. Pardis shall give his irrevocable consent to the College making appropriate enquiries 
      of the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, the Drug Program Services Branch, the Narcotics 
      Monitoring System implemented under the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act, 2010, 
      and/or any person who or institution that may have relevant information, in order for the 
      College to monitor his compliance with this Order. 
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(j)   Dr. Pardis shall give his irrevocable consent to the College to provide the following 
      information to all Clinical Supervisors and/or Assessors: 
      a. Any information the College has that led to the circumstances of this Order; 
      b. Any information arising from any investigation into, or assessment of, Dr. Pardis’ 
         practice;  
      c. Any information arising from the monitoring of his compliance with this Order or of 
         any Undertaking to the College into which he has entered.  
(k)   Dr. Pardis shall give his irrevocable consent to all Clinical Supervisors and Assessors to 
      disclose to the College and to one another any information: 
      a. Relevant to this Order or to any Undertaking to the College into which he has entered, 
         including but not limited to his compliance with the same; 
      b. Relevant to the provisions of the Clinical Supervisor’s undertaking set out at 
         Appendix “A” to this Order;  
      c. Relevant to the First or Second Reassessment; and/or 
      d. Which comes to their attention in the course of their duties under this Order and 
         which they reasonably believe indicates a potential risk of harm to his patients.  
(l)   Dr. Pardis shall be responsible for any and all costs associated with implementing the 
      terms of this Order. 
-  Dr. Pardis appear before the panel to be reprimanded. 
-  Dr. Pardis pay to the College costs in the amount of $5,500.00, within 30 days of the date of 
   this Order.

Decision: Download Full Decision (PDF)
Hearing Date(s): March 8, 2017

Concerns

Source: Member
Active Date: March 8, 2017
Expiry Date:
Summary:
Summary of the Undertaking given by Dr. Bijan Pardis to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, effective March 8, 2017:

Allegations of professional misconduct regarding Dr. Pardis were referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. As a result, Dr. Pardis must not practise family medicine.

Dr. Pardis must notify each patient in his practice in writing that:
1. He cannot act as their family physician or provide any family medicine services to them;

2. He advises them to have a family physician and asks them to provide him with their family physician’s contact information; and

3. It is desirable that he be able to communicate with their family physician for the purpose of providing health care and ensuring that the family physician, who is in their circle of care, is aware of his treatment and receives relevant information.

Dr. Pardis must communicate to each patient’s family physician any information that is reasonably necessary for providing care, including relevant test results, subject to any limit placed by the patient on his doing so.