November 22, 2017

The GPSC Recruitment and Retention Steering Committee’s web portal, PracticeinBC.ca, has added several new tools and resources. PracticeinBC.ca is a one-stop information source with two parts: one for people interested in becoming a BC family doctor and the other for divisions of family practice...

Dr Doan
November 21, 2017

The Emergency Department (ED) in busy BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) is well-equipped to treat children in physical crisis – but challenged when treating children with mental health issues. In fact, pediatric emergency physician Dr Quynh Doan said, “It was our biggest emerging problem.” ED ...

Dementia
November 14, 2017

BC doctors are always looking to improve the way care is provided, particularly to our aging population. One area of concern is the complex disease of dementia. Geriatricians Drs Leena Jain and Michael Peter O'Connor through funding from the Specialist Services Committee, a joint partnership of...

Lisa Flegel
November 9, 2017

The importance of a supportive family resurfaced for Dr Lisa Flegel when she was as medical student helping a parent understand exactly how to apply a steroid cream to treat a 6-year-old’s eczema. The boy sat in the exam room of a community dermatology practice, itching all over and looking...

November 6, 2017

The General Practice Services Committee (GPSC) has introduced changes to some physician incentive fees with the goal of better supporting improved access to care and quality of care for patients. The changes were made in response to physician input and to support the goal of expanding and...