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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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Getting high!

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Getting high! · Uncategorized

With the legalization of marijuana just around the corner, or already there, I thought I should write about getting high. Perhaps cannabis is a cure for altitude sickness, or perhaps one just wouldn’t care if he or she has a splitting headache and is vomiting incessantly on Kilimanjaro! The following is what I give to […]

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Paris and plantar fasciitis

November 5th, 2016 · Comments Off on Paris and plantar fasciitis · Uncategorized

As a doctor and parent and volunteer and adventurer and student, I have visited more places than most. Somehow Paris has escaped me. Last week I am happy to say that it was taken off my bucket list. Here are some of my thoughts and suggestions. Airfares from Toronto to Europe are quite reasonable. If you […]

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Whaddya mean that’ll be 2500 bucks!

September 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on Whaddya mean that’ll be 2500 bucks! · Uncategorized

“Nice to meet you, Doc. From the looks of your office, you’ve done a lot of travelling.” “That’s quite true, and I also get to travel vicariously through everyone else, like you two. What are you planning?” “Well it’s our 40th anniversary, ya see, and we’ve been saving for a cruise to Southeast Asia ever since the […]

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It’s all about the roads ….

August 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on It’s all about the roads …. · Uncategorized

Zika, dengue, diarrhea, dogbites, sunburn …. these are a few of my favourite things, as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music. But what do I really worry about with my travelers? Accidents … mostly of the motor vehicle variety. With the Olympics and Donald Trump so pervasive in the press, probably most of you […]

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