Questions to Ask a New Doctor

Questions to Ask a New Doctor

You’re on the hunt for a new family doctor. After an exhaustive search, you’ve found one that is accepting new patients but how do you truly know if he or she is right for you? Good communication, one of the most important aspects of your relationship, requires trust...
Meet Dr. Allison MacQueen, MD

Meet Dr. Allison MacQueen, MD

From the moment she entered the Innovation Lab at INLIV, Dr. Allison MacQueen knew she wanted to join the INLIV team of physicians. “I’m always striving to find ideas to improve healthcare, develop new ways to do things, and the technology to help get there. I was...
Meet Dr. Vic Avramenko – BSc Honors, MD, CCFP, ME

Meet Dr. Vic Avramenko – BSc Honors, MD, CCFP, ME

Dr. Vic Avramenko was destined to be a physician – at least according to his grandfather. When he was born, his grandfather looked at him and based on an old wives’ tale, proclaimed he would become a doctor. Yet as a child, Dr. Vic wasn’t interested in being a doctor;...
Shingles and the New Vaccine

Shingles and the New Vaccine

It often starts as an unusual pain, maybe some tingling… and then a rash sets in. Shingles! While it may be common (almost one in three Canadians may be affected by shingles), it can be quite painful. And, too often, some fail to realize that the pain from shingles...