Tag Archives: Burnaby Public Library

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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Your Brain on Emotions

Your amazing brain is the product of evolution but still contains the vestiges of more primitive species. The brainstem reflects the reptilian brain that is mainly concerned with survival. The midbrain or early mammalian brain is emotional, and the cerebral … Continue reading

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What you need to know about high blood pressure

On Monday, August 21st at 7 pm, I’m presenting “What You Need to Know About High Blood Pressure” at the Tommy Douglas Metrotown Library in Burnaby. This free presentation is sponsored by the Burnaby Division of Family Practice and the … Continue reading

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The long term relationship that’s vital to your heart . . . and every other organ in your body

During the month of Valentine’s Day, many of us think about our most significant relationships. Young couples think about grand and romantic ways they’ll express their passion; married couples think about the money they’ll save by dining at home. But … Continue reading

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Empowering Patients with Knowledge

When you think about the work of your family physician, you probably envision the one-on-one care he or she gives to each individual patient. It may be a clinic, hospital or – more rarely – home visit. That still remains … Continue reading

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The Power to Change Your Brain

Instead of buying a new computer or smart phone when your old one can’t keep up with your needs, wouldn’t it be great if it had the limitless ability to upgrade its own hardware and software to meet the demands of … Continue reading

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What you need to know about confidentiality and your doctor

Confidentiality is crucial to the patient-doctor relationship. Without the assurance that whatever you tell your physician will be kept confidential, there would be no trust, and you would hold back important information that your physician may need to give you … Continue reading

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