Doctors

COVID-19 has raised concerns in doctors over whether their patients are taking the appropriate dosage of their medication (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

COVID-19 may have led to incorrect doses of medications, B.C. doctor worries

Doctors are worried their patients may not be taking sufficient medication during COVID-19

 

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Proposed settlement reached in lawsuit against fertility doc alleged to have used own sperm

Plaintiffs could share more than $13 million in Ontario action against Dr. Norman Barwin

 

A pediatric neurosurgeon in British Columbia is urging caregivers to take steps to prevent children from falling from windows and balconies after two kids have died from their injuries this year.

B.C. doctor wants action to prevent children falling from windows

Dr. Ash Singhal says it’s the province’s responsibility to change building codes so windows can’t be opened so wide

 

Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)

Longtime Hope physician Joshua Greggain wins award after being nominated by colleague

Greggain receives the BC Family Physician of the Year Award from the BC College of Family Physicians

Dr. Joshua Greggain waves to a driver during a drive-thru goodbye parade at Hope Medical Centre on Friday, Feb. 26. Greggain gave out cookies bearing his likeness to parade-goers. (Photo/Adam Louis)
Dr. Joshua Greggain is leaving the Hope area to move to Victoria. He leaves behind a 16-year legacy of positive evolution and teamwork that has elevated Hope area medicine to a new level (Submitted Photo)

‘We really did this together’: Dr. Greggain reflects on 16 years of work in the Hope local health area

Dr. Joshua Greggain advocated for rural medicine, access for all in his career

Dr. Joshua Greggain is leaving the Hope area to move to Victoria. He leaves behind a 16-year legacy of positive evolution and teamwork that has elevated Hope area medicine to a new level (Submitted Photo)
Maria Ezzati advertised cosmetic procedures including Botox injections on her website. (Screen capture/www.staybeautiful.info)

Metro Vancouver woman receives jail sentence for performing illegal Botox injections

Maria Ezzati has also been ordered to pay $15,000 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C.

Maria Ezzati advertised cosmetic procedures including Botox injections on her website. (Screen capture/www.staybeautiful.info)
An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta is scheduled back in court today after a 30 day psychiatric exam. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Psychiatric exam finds man accused of murdering Alberta doctor fit to stand trial

Deng Mabiour, 54, is charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of Dr. Walter Reynolds

An impromptu memorial for Dr. Walter Reynolds, who died after he was attacked in an examination room rests outside the Village Mall walk-in clinic in Red Deer, Alta., Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. A man accused of killing a family doctor at a medical clinic in central Alberta is scheduled back in court today after a 30 day psychiatric exam. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Healthcare workers and family members hold up phones as they attend a vigil for Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two, who was killed at a walk-in clinic earlier this week, in Red Deer, Alta., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta doctors want safer workplace after killing of physician in Red Deer clinic

Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two, was attacked by a patient wielding a weapon

Healthcare workers and family members hold up phones as they attend a vigil for Dr. Walter Reynolds, a 45-year-old father of two, who was killed at a walk-in clinic earlier this week, in Red Deer, Alta., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Doctors brace for viral overload between cold and flu season and COVID-19

COVID-19 testing centres could be overloaded this winter as symptoms can be similar between the three illnesses

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018 file photo, a nurse prepares a flu shot at the Salvation Army in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is a 2020 recipient of the rural service award from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Submitted photo

Hope doctor receives rural service award, after 16 years in Hope

Doctor Joshua Greggain said a network of services extending from Hope up the Canyon to provide care

Hope physician Dr. Joshua Greggain is a 2020 recipient of the rural service award from the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Submitted photo
Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A recent survey by the Canadian Medical Association found most doctors who responded have not seen an improvement in the supply of personal protective equipment in the last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canadian doctors say they see little progress on improving PPE supply: survey

42 per cent had seen no change in the supply of gear such as masks and face shields in the last month,

Personal protective equipment is seen in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at St. Paul’s hospital in downtown Vancouver, Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A recent survey by the Canadian Medical Association found most doctors who responded have not seen an improvement in the supply of personal protective equipment in the last month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Chilliwack doctors, from left to right, Dr. Vera Nyirenda, Dr. Angeline Sia-Venugopal and Dr. Micheal Riesling issued an “urgent notice” the week of April 20, 2020 to the 6,000 patients of Valley Family Practice that they have to be out of their current location by April 24, 2020. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Three Chilliwack doctors left scrambling after being ‘unexpectedly ordered’ out of clinic space

Valley Family Practice GPs out by Friday are now contacting 6,000 patients about new location

Chilliwack doctors, from left to right, Dr. Vera Nyirenda, Dr. Angeline Sia-Venugopal and Dr. Micheal Riesling issued an “urgent notice” the week of April 20, 2020 to the 6,000 patients of Valley Family Practice that they have to be out of their current location by April 24, 2020. (Submitted)
This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colorized blue, from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians is calling on its doctors to protect the limited supply of certain sedatives and pain killers needed to ventilate patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah A. Bullock, Azaibi Tamin/CDC via AP

Emergency doctors urged to avoid drugs used to ventilate COVID-19 patients

The association warned Canada’s shortage could become critical in weeks

This 2020 electron microscope image made available by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows the spherical particles of the new coronavirus, colorized blue, from the first U.S. case of COVID-19. The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians is calling on its doctors to protect the limited supply of certain sedatives and pain killers needed to ventilate patients. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah A. Bullock, Azaibi Tamin/CDC via AP
Primary health care is still available in Chilliwack, it just looks different in the age of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file)

Family medicine still available just different in the age of COVID-19

Local health officials send reminder that doctors are still providing care, by phone or video chat

Primary health care is still available in Chilliwack, it just looks different in the age of COVID-19. (Black Press Media file)
Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.

Isolated Abbotsford doctor issues desperate plea for the public to take drastic COVID-19 action

Dr. Brian Driedger describes state of hospital, healthcare workers and need for social distancing

Abbotsford Regional Hospital. Black Press file photo.
Under B.C. regulations, only licensed health professionals who are registered with the college can administer Botox. (Pixabay photo)

Unlicensed practitioner hosted ‘Botox and filler party’ despite court order: B.C. regulator

Maria Ezzati was allegedly administering cosmetic medical injectables to three different people for cash

Under B.C. regulations, only licensed health professionals who are registered with the college can administer Botox. (Pixabay photo)
Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)

Wet’suwet’en man becomes only Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in Canada

Dr. Brent Jim is working toward improving cervical cancer screening rates for Indigenous women

Dr. Brent Jim, from the tiny village of Witset, B.C., is the first Indigenous gynecologic oncologist in the country. (Contributed photo)