President's Blog

Upcoming Events

April 7, 2020
This webinar will cover changes to GPSC fees made effective April 1st, COVID-19 related fee changes that affect family physicians, and Pathways tools...

About the Blog

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

March 19, 2020

“We’re all in this together, and it shows – from the movie “High School Musical”

With COVID-19 upon us, we are all engaged in a war. A war against a virus with no definitive treatment and no population immunity. There has not been a time in recent history where physicians, nurses, allied...

Female physician examining young girl's ear
February 18, 2020

On being a doctor in today’s world of primary care

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet? — William Shakespeare

While this may apply to roses, I am not certain it applies to healthcare providers. Much has been discussed recently about...

Woman washing hands in a sink
January 28, 2020

Winter is typically a time we associate with cold and flu season. The public is inundated with messages on ways to reduce transmission of viruses including promoting hand washing, getting the flu vaccine, coughing into your elbow, and staying away from work or school if you are sick. To Sir...

January 14, 2020

During the holidays, I had some time to reflect on the many benefits that come with working smarter to deliver better healthcare. Our office implemented a new EMR just in time for Christmas - perhaps not the best time to undertake such a monumental task. Having said that, one could argue that no...

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December 9, 2019

I recently gave the staff toast at the annual Doctors of BC holiday event in Vancouver. I was happy to thank the staff for their tireless work in pursuit of our vision of Better Together, and for truly making a difference for doctors. I commended them for facilitating a warm, welcoming, advocacy...