About the Blog

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

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...

president's blog
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...

Greening our ORs
November 22, 2019

At a recent meeting I attended, a slide depicting two water bottles crawling out of a primordial sea entitled: “A Million Years From Now” gave me pause to consider the future of plastics. Canada has the world’s longest coastline, and we should be concerned about the pollution of our oceans,...