September 7, 2017

Each time fourth-year UBC medical student Michael Gallea uses his stethoscope, he takes an extra 5 seconds to listen to his heart. In the stillness of the exam room, this reflective moment honors the connection between him and his patient and focuses his attention on the unique experience of the...

August 31, 2017

BC’s physicians are playing a leading role to support the profession and patients in dealing with the challenges around opioid prescribing and pain management. Divisions of Family Practice, funded by Doctors of BC and the provincial government, are hosting local learning events and creating and...

August 10, 2017

Laurie Edmundson has struggled with severe anxiety and other mental health challenges her whole life. It was for this reason that she was asked to join the Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use (CYMHSU) Collaborative as a youth with lived experience. The Collaborative is an initiative...

July 26, 2017

The following is a statement on proposed federal tax changes from Doctors of BC President Dr Trina Larsen Soles:

The federal government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to how private corporations are taxed which, if implemented, will create significant financial challenges...

July 12, 2017
With an estimated one in five British Columbians living with chronic pain – a number that is expected to grow with our aging population, effective pain management is crucial for improving these individuals’ everyday quality of life.   Doctors of BC believes our health care system is lacking with...