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May 28, 2020
Hosted by the Doctors Technology Office Peer-led drop in sessions for physicians to participate in Q&A around virtual care and treating patients...

About the Blog

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

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
May 15, 2020

“Necessity is the Mother of Invention” - Plato

Human history is full of examples of an acute crisis causing seismic changes in health care, social interactions, business practices, and government structures. There can be no question that the COVID-19 pandemic in...

hopeful sunrise image
April 15, 2020

While reading an article by a US physician about COVID-19, I happened upon the term “Pre-TSD”. Pre-Traumatic Shock Disorder encapsulates what so many healthcare professionals are feeling in the lead up to the unknown trauma many of us are preparing to face in the weeks ahead. As I heard this...

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...