virtual care

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...

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...

longitudinal care
June 22, 2020

“Don’t throw the baby out with the bath water”.


Sister Margaret Dyer baths a newborn baby at Southmead Hospital in Bristol, 1942. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Many of us may have been taught that this phrase referred to the medieval...

Virtual Doctor Consultation
June 20, 2020

“You can’t replace face-to-face, the physical space, the interaction, but this really does help meet a unique need.” That is Dr Kelsey Louie’s description of a First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day service implemented in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Dr Louie is...

Virtual Care
June 12, 2020

It is important that patients connect with their doctors when they need care. Since the onset of COVID-19, some patients have been delaying visits to their physicians which is concerning especially if they have chronic or complex health conditions. Even while physicians are slowly increasing the...