Author Archives: Davidicus Wong

About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.

The Fast Choice is Rarely the Healthy Choice – for Your Relationships, Emotions and Body

As an intern in my twenties coming off a night of call with the weight of the hospital off my shoulders, I would crave for a hashbrown and Sausage McMuffin on my way home to sleep. Though my hunger was … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and the Power of Appreciation

What’s your favourite holiday? If you ask kids this month, they are likely to answer “Hallowe’en!” Mine is Thanksgiving. Like Christmas, it’s a time we can gather with our loved ones and express appreciation for one another, but unless you’re … Continue reading

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The Privilege and Joy of Parenting

Fathers Day is not just a day to honour our dads (My own dad is my role model for kindness, generosity and resilience); it’s a time to remember the privilege and joy of being a parent. This month, as my … Continue reading

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Remembering and Honouring Our Mothers

Visiting the cemetery each week, reminds me of what matters most in life. When we remember whom we have loved and lost, and recognize that all lives – even our own – will someday come to an end, the multitude … Continue reading

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The Patient-Doctor Relationship in Family Practice

In the office of my family practice, hidden from the view of patients, is a sign along the edge of the counter for my staff to see each day. “Treat every patient like family.” It’s at the heart of our … Continue reading

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How to Stay in Love

Dad and Mom’s Wedding Photo My sensible wife reminds me that Valentine’s Day is only a Hallmark holiday – a day when florists are overwhelmed selling roses at the highest prices of the year and when you should have made … Continue reading

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You Belong Here: the Positive Potential of Our Community

When my kids were young, the happiest place on Earth (besides home) was Disneyland. Now that that they’re in their twenties, our favourite place for a grown-up family vacation is Hawaii. Though we’re all Vancouver-born, Hawaiians treat us as if … Continue reading

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