COVID-19 | Office Update

We are in a time without precedent, in modern times, related to the new strain of Corona Virus (Covid-19). The health of our entire population and our economy are...

COVID-19 | Notice

To ensure the safety of our patients, staff and community our office will be closing until further notice following the guidance of the Ministry of Health. Our Patient Coordinator...

Cross country Skiing #2

Cross country Skiing #2 Training (and over training)   The early morning low cloud and fog shrouds the starting line. It feels cool and damp, but I’ve done a...

Avoiding Colds

Avoiding Colds   A couple of months ago I wrote about the approaching flu season, advocating for routine vaccination. The mid-winter holidays are just over, and nearly everyone I...

Flu Season

It’s Flu Season… How to stay healthy this winter I am sitting at Shoppers Drug Mart with my arm in the blood pressure machine waiting for the pharmacist. I...

Textured Implants

Update on Textured Implants: Textured implants are associated with a relatively rare form of lymphoma, Breast Implant associated Anaplastic large Cell Lymphoma, “BIA-ALCL”. On May 28, 2019” Health Canada…suspended...

Swimming

It’s the middle of summer and that means water sports for many, many Canadians. As I’ve said before, I’ve always believed in what I called the great Canadian tetrathlon,...

Tea

  It was a cold, wet and windy spring day. I had a meeting with a bank advisor about my RSP and things like that and had to drive...
Flowering Thyme

What’s In My Herb Garden In The Spring

Once again it is spring and I have been planting out lettuce, new arugula and, with stubborn Canadian optimism, tomatoes. Last fall’s plantings of garlic bulbs have already grown...

Health Canada Suspends Allergan Textured Breast Implants

On April 4, 2019 Health Canada announced they intended to suspend the right for Allergan Medical to distribute their “Bio-form” textured breast implants. This is because of concerns they...
Spring Daffodils Vancouver

Spring In Vancouver: Sun Damage And Choosing The Right Sunscreen

The equinox has passed and we are officially in spring. Daffodils turn their faces to devour the sun. The cherry blossoms are exploding on the streets of the city,...
Float Plane BC Mountains

Understanding Risk: Flying, Adventure Sports and Plastic Surgery

I listened to an interesting news report this week about flying and a small plane crash a couple of years ago. I’m not a pilot though my father got his...