In 2012 UBC CPD received the Royal College Accredited CPD Provider Innovation Award for This Changed My Practice.
By Dr. Chris Stewart-Patterson on November 25, 2014
A significant number on patients on daily opioid medications may not be safe to drive a motor vehicle and that particular clinical issue can be problematic to assess within a primary care clinic visit.
Routine neonatal oximetry screening for critical congenital heart defects in British Columbia: It’s time!
By Dr. Keyvan Hadad on September 2, 2014
Congenital heart defects account for more newborn deaths than any other type of congenital defect, representing up to 40% of all deaths from congenital defects and 3–7·5% of all infant deaths.
By Dr. Stan Lubin on August 2, 2014
In the 1970’s if you had a suggestive history, physical exam, and no osteoarthritis you would probably have a complete meniscectomy. Often the knee pain persisted postoperatively. Then complete meniscectomy was shown to be associated with a significantly increased risk of osteoarthritis.
By Dr. Dean Elbe on July 1, 2014
DrugCocktails.ca website now covers almost 200 prescription and over-the-counter medications, and 10 substance categories. It has been developed as a resource for youth and staff within Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of British Columbia Branch (C&W) for Provincial Health Services Authority and its branch agencies.
By Dr. Pam Squire on June 9, 2014
Many people mistake the pain of withdrawal as their usual pain and assume their pain improved because the opioid was relieving their pain, when it was more often just relieving the pain associated with the induced withdrawal.
By Dr. Rosemary Basson on May 21, 2014
Aside from testosterone replacement to younger men with proven testosterone deficiency, evidence of benefit from hormonal or pharmacological therapy to increase sexual desire is minimal.
By Dr. Kara Jansen on February 18, 2014
In 2009 I spent a year studying Breastfeeding Medicine in Melbourne, Australia. I now understood more about the physiology of lactation and the role we think domperidone plays in supporting lactation.
When vulvovaginal atrophy involves loss of genital sexual sensitivity: local (vaginal) dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) shows promise
By Dr. Rosemary Basson on December 3, 2013
Recent studies have shown that the local delivery of the main precursor hormone of testosterone and estrogen, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) effectively treats dyspareunia and dryness from VVA and does not increase serum levels of estrogen and testosterone.
By Dr. Keyvan Hadad on November 18, 2013
Hip dysplasia can lead to degenerative hip disease and is a leading cause of early arthritis of the hip. Risk factors for this condition include female gender, breech delivery and positive family history. Some recent data has shown a significant increase in the prevalence of this condition.
By Dr. Glen Burgoyne on November 4, 2013
In 2009 the BC Cancer agency initiated a pilot population-based approach to colon cancer screening. I was fortunate to be located in Penticton, the first site of the pilot program. A provincial colon cancer screening program is now being implemented province-wide.
By Dr. Craig Goldie on October 21, 2013
www.choosingwisely.org is a resource provided by the ABIM Foundation (Advancing Medical Professionalism to Improve Health Care) and is focused on encouraging physicians and patients to think and talk about medical tests and procedures that may be unnecessary or could cause harm.
By Dr. Sarah Stone on October 7, 2013
As a family physician practicing at St Paul’s Immunodeficiency clinic in Vancouver, I have cared for patients living with HIV for over 10 years. Many patients are referred to the clinic at a stage of disease where treatment would have been beneficial if started earlier.
By Dr. Andrew Howard on September 10, 2013
Somatoform and conversion disorders are common psychiatric presentations in general practice. When chronic, like most psychiatric conditions, they commonly cause leave from work, poor quality of life for patients and supports, and heavy burden on medical practices.
By Kristin Turner, MSc, CGC, CCGC on August 27, 2013
Identification of hereditary cancer families in BC is important to provide individuals at elevated cancer risk with appropriate screening and risk management recommendations.
By Dr. Rosemary Basson on June 10, 2013
How to manage PVD is an extremely common question. PVD affects 12 -15 % women most of whom are relatively young. The common co-morbidity of PVD strongly supports a chronic pain approach.
By Dr. William T. Gibson on May 27, 2013
Frequently asked questions I’ve noticed: Why isn’t that drug working? Why did that unusual side effect happen?
How a family physician can help patients with chronic pain: a guide to navigating patient internet resources in BC
By Dr. Daniel Ngui on May 13, 2013
2 websites have changed my practice: PainBC.ca provides options beyond medications & piPain.com People in Pain Network hosts a self-management awareness program.
By Dr. Ran Goldman on January 21, 2013
Acute limping is a very common chief complaint among children visiting a clinic. When children with a limp present to you, always consider the possibility of septic arthritis. How can one differentiate between transient synovitis and septic arthritis?
By Dr. Marisa Collins on January 8, 2013
Achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is an important objective for patients and physicians alike. Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, here’s an app to recommend to your patients and, perhaps, to make use of yourself.
By Dr. William T. Gibson on December 3, 2012
From a medical perspective, I advise people who are thinking about DTC genetic testing to think of it like the over-the-counter (OTC) medical tests available in many pharmacies.
By Dr. Dan Ezekiel on October 10, 2012
I underwent the assessment in the spring of 2011 and, like most practices, I discovered that there were some things I was doing well and some other things that could do with some improvement.
By Dr. Karen Buhler on April 16, 2012
The EDS is a highly sensitive screening tool administered in less than 10 minutes and can be distributed before the encounter.
By Dr. Daniel Ngui on April 2, 2012
Given our aging population, more and more family physicians are being asked for advice about diagnosis and treatment on osteoporosis.
By Dr. Catherine Clelland on March 20, 2012
The GP Services Committee developed the Complex Care Planning fee (14033) to encourage Family Physicians to spend time with patients with multiple co-morbidities and develop a plan for their management.