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Retirement, eh?

December 2nd, 2017 · Comments Off on Retirement, eh? · Uncategorized

Dear Travel Patients, After 30 years of practicing travel medicine (as well as Family Practice), nearly 200,000 vaccinations,  125,000 prescriptions for antimalarials, a few fainting spells and almost a quarter million scripts for Imodium and Cipro, as well as lots of other sound advice,  I have decided to retire from my family and travel medicine practices. My […]

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Tick Flick

November 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on Tick Flick · Uncategorized

For those who wonder what a tick looks like, you can obviously go on the internet, or watch this video on my daughter Carrie’s arm in Kingston! tick flick

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Flu vaccine 2017-2018 … for those 65 and over

October 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on Flu vaccine 2017-2018 … for those 65 and over · Uncategorized

Dear Patients, Please read the guidelines below. If you are 65 or over, you have a choice between the government provided vaccine, Fluviral, or a “high-dose” vaccine(Fluzone High-Dose) made by Sanofi (not government funded). The latter is slightly more effective (see diagram below). If you are under 65, you should be receiving the usual vaccine. 2017-2018 […]

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Potpourri

October 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Potpourri · Uncategorized

I was 14 years old when JEOPARDY! first appeared on TV. I was a regular, and my favourite category, aside from Sports, was Potpourri. Today’s blog, after another sabbatical, is some potpourri. Travel medicine continues to be plagued by vaccine shortages… not just for yellow fever, but also typhoid, Twinrix (hepatitis A and B) and […]

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So what’s new?

May 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on So what’s new? · Uncategorized

Firstly, we survived Cuba – no sunburns, diarrhea, abrasions or muggings. We were at the Pestana Resort in Cayo Coco. Great pool, lovely beach and ocean, a baby grand piano, red wine and the food was good enough for us! Great pizza! We will go back one more time with our children and grandchildren. We […]

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Off to Cuba

March 17th, 2017 · Comments Off on Off to Cuba · Uncategorized

Column 1 Column 2 Tomorrow I am off to Cuba with my wife Gayle, my children Benjamin and Ros, and their two lovely kids, Jonah, 4, and Noah, 2. We will be in Cayo Coco at the same Pestana resort we visited last year with a different set of kids. So, from the travel medicine […]

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a musical interlude

February 19th, 2017 · Comments Off on a musical interlude · Uncategorized

When not talking about diarrhea and yellow fever vaccine shortages, I enjoy playing squash (singles and doubles) and piano. They have much in common with each other, and life. Here is a sample of my piano… Blue in Green, by Miles Davis, or perhaps Bill Evans.

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Yellow fever vaccine shortage … again!!!!

February 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on Yellow fever vaccine shortage … again!!!! · Uncategorized

February 1, 2017   Dear Travel Patients,   There is currently a shortage of YELLOW FEVER vaccine, across Toronto, Canada and the world. This also occurred recently in the summer of 2016, due to production problems and outbreaks in Africa. There is a new outbreak in Brasil. At that time, WHO (World Health Organization), along […]

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My family practice

January 29th, 2017 · Comments Off on My family practice · Uncategorized

Travel medicine aside, here is what I have written to my family practice patients this new year.   Dear Patients, I hope this letter finds you rested from the holidays and in good health. I realize, being your doctor, that this unfortunately might not be the case. My family is well, including my four wonderful […]

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Year End

December 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Year End · Uncategorized

It is time to wax eloquently over the past year, with respect to travel medicine and otherwise. It has been a good year. While my travels are no longer far flung, I have visited Cayo Coco in Cuba, Apsley and Silent Lake Provincial Park, the Rideau Canal and Ottawa, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Kingston, and Paris. I am […]

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