President's Blog

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January 19, 2021
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About the Blog

During his presidency, Dr Matthew Chow will be writing about his experiences and thoughts.

Light in the sky at dawn
January 4, 2021

Last year was a difficult challenging year – a year in which the world faced a pandemic of such sweeping proportions as to leave no person untouched. But it was also the year where the world came together as one to fight the same fight. As we move into the new year, we see a glimmer of light at...

Dr Matthew Chow
December 14, 2020

I want to start my first President’s Blog by acknowledging my predecessor, Dr Kathleen Ross, who has led by example. Before the pandemic, she visited as many communities and with as many members as time allowed. She championed one of the province’s first dedicated COVID-19 assessment sites. She...

Dr Kathleen Ross
November 23, 2020

“I don’t see myself as invincible…I’m just your average ordinary everyday superhero. Trying to save the world, but never really sure.” – Smash Mouth

Something you likely don’t know about me, but I frequently have songs running through my head as I go about my workday. I can’t...

longitudinal care
November 3, 2020

Doctors of BC strives to be a leader in BC’s changing health system. We proactively monitor trends, we engage with physicians and stakeholders, and we work collaboratively to improve health services across all spectrums of care – including our pandemic response. But as a profession we have a...

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...