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The Case for Techno-Simplicity in a Remote Medical Emergency

The Case for Techno-Simplicity in a Remote Medical Emergency Mar 3, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — For more than 20 years, PRAXES has been providing 24/7 access to experienced, Canadian-certified emergency doctors. Due to limited telecommunications and video technology, telephones were the only reliable connection possible for people calling from…
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Models of Care

New Models of Care – Dr. John Ross

New Models of Care Feb 28, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — In an effort to convey some of the challenges behind modern telemedicine PRAXES asked Dr. John Ross to give us his thoughts about developing new models of care from this recent article from Forbes “Telehealth Has Huge Potential, But…
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Tetanus Nail

What is Tetanus? Immunizations?

What is Tetanus? Immunizations? Oct 19, 2019    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — On a recent long weekend, a friend was out mowing the lawn. She stepped on an old nail that penetrated her foot. After cleaning the wound, she wondered about the urgency of getting a tetanus shot because it was…
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Dr. John Ross

Operating in the Dark Space

Operating in the Dark Space Feb 18, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — I have a really weird job. My PRAXES colleagues and I work in the shadows, the ‘Dark Space’ that people prefer not to routinely think about. We are experts in the ‘s*@# happens’ business, and when people want…
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When to use Telemedicine

When to use Telemedicine?

When to use Telemedicine? Feb 18, 2020    |    PRAXES Team — When should you be using telemedicine? The Decision regarding when to use your telemedicine services can be a little confusing! So PRAXES put together a list of our own tips to help you through these situations should you ever find yourself in…
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Sick Notes

Sick Notes – Dr. John Ross

Sick Notes Feb 18, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — We received a call recently from someone asking for a ‘doctor’s sick note’ that was requested by her employer for a recent three-day absence from work. We get these calls from time to time. I see some telemedicine companies advertising ‘get…
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Clipper Round the World: Donna checks in from Leg 4

Clipper Round the World: Donna checks in from Leg 4 Jan 4, 2020    |     Donna Von Tunk — The Australian Coast-to-Coast Leg – Qingdao Leg 4 Race 5  “This leg has been a very different challenge for us on Qingdao. We have been used to racing at the front on all the previous…
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Staying Positive: Seasonal affective disorder

Staying Positive: Seasonal affective disorder Nov 17, 2019    |    PRAXES Team Dark days of November got you down?  As we move towards the shortest and darkest day of the year, try these tips to stay positive! Spend more time outdoors during the day Try to arrange the spaces you spend time in to…
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