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October 27, 2020
The use of electronic communication and virtual care has expanded rapidly as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting healthcare practitioners to...

About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Kathleen Ross will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

Physician attentively listening to patient
October 14, 2020

As we head into winter, several friends and family members are reviving the “Sober October” movement of a few years ago, supported by the Canadian Cancer Agency and the First Nations Health Authority, to highlight the effect alcohol has on our health. 

Why this year? Well, at the start of...

Physician handing prescription to patient
September 18, 2020

One of the more challenging aspects of my role as Doctors of BC President has been the media representation of current issues facing our profession. I appreciate our engaged membership that help keep me informed through communication of issues and suggested solutions. Many of you know, I...

September 1, 2020

At this stage of the Covid pandemic, I think we’d all like to change the trajectory of where we are heading as a community, as a nation, and how we are to live our lives over the next few years…if only we knew how. Hard to do in the absence of any certainties. I also think we can agree that...

Walter Reynolds
August 14, 2020

 ‘So much to say, yet no words will ever be enough.” Vicki Pettersson

My heart is broken. It was difficult to sleep last night. Earlier this week, an Alberta family physician, Dr Walter Reynolds, was killed in a targeted attack at his Red Deer clinic. I feel paralyzed, as there is no...

Gardening and growing tomatoes
July 27, 2020

Earlier this year, for the first time in our lives, my husband and I decided to grow tomato plants from seed. We set up our small indoor green house in late February, and researched all the necessary materials to optimally launch our fledgling nursery. After planting the seeds, it was fun to...