Monthly Archives: December 2014

What’s Your New Year’s Strategy?

My tradition with my children at the start of a New Year is to walk through the old calendar and remember the year past. What did we do? Where did we go? What days did we celebrate? What events did … Continue reading

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Making the Most of Every Medical Visit – a free public lecture

The Burnaby Division of Family Practice presents THE PATIENT-DOCTOR RELATIONSHIP:  MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MEDICAL VISIT Dr. Davidicus Wong is presenting a free public lecture on Thursday, December 18th, 2014 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Byrne Creek Secondary … Continue reading

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The evolving patient-doctor relationship

When I was in medical school, physicians used a now archaic term to describe patients who didn’t follow doctors’ orders: noncompliant. I laugh when I think about what the old time doctors meant. The patients didn’t bend to their will? … Continue reading

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A healthier way to love

Disneyland has always been a favourite holiday destination for my family. When my daughter was small, we could spend more time in lineups to meet her favourite princesses than to get on the busiest rides, but fairytale magic had no … Continue reading

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