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But Doc, don’t I need a complete physical with bloodwork every year?

The short answer is No. When it comes to healthcare, MORE is not usually BETTER.

See Dr Mike Evans, my favourite chalk talking doc, for more details.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8c7qTsVVxXw

Come work in Salmon Arm!

Salmon Arm is a beautiful community with 4 distinct seasons. Summer water sports/hiking/mountain biking, winter skiing/snowshoeing/sledding if that’s your thing.

-Population is approximately 15,000 but with the summer visitors to the Shuswap the population can be tripled at times.

-We are a progressive, supportive, innovative group of full service family physicians.

-Our hospital has approximately 40 beds and is primarily family physician run but well supported with general surgery, internal medicine, radiology, ophthalmology, and orthopedic consultants.

-Blended family practice and walk-in model with advanced access scheduling for our regular patients and full EMR (MedAccess).

-Work schedule negotiable.

-Competitive split.

-Build a practice quickly.

-Start anytime.

-2 partners do OB but this is not mandatory.

-Shared weekend call.

-Please contact us if we can answer any more questions about this great opportunity.

Should I get checked for diabetes?

Type 2 or adult-onset diabetes can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Some specialist societies recommend frequent, if not annual, blood tests to check for this. The starting age varies but is often 45-50.

The following are risk factors for type 2 diabetes:

-obesity

-inactivity

-family history of type 2 diabetes

-history of diabetes in pregnancy

However, not everyone needs a blood test.

If you are wondering about having a blood test, print off this form and fill out the information you know. Bring it in and we will review whether you need a blood test or not.

http://canadiantaskforce.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Diabetes-Patient-Algorithm-ENG_13-06-27.pdf?d2b9b5