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The Future of Health-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care Mar 6, 2020   |   Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC Dr. John Ross is an emergency physician, professor at Dalhousie University, and medical director of a telemedicine provider. He continues to advocate for profound personal behaviour and public policy changes despite the stifling powers of the status quo.  With all of…
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My life as an Emergency Physician

My life as an Emergency Physician

PRAXES Medical Director Doctor John Ross shares insights on his fast-paced, dynamic career Mar 3, 2020   |   Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — The role of a PRAXES emergency telemedicine physician can be unpredictable, challenging and often exciting. PRAXES Medical Director, Doctor John Ross, is dedicated to global health and wellness and takes pride in…
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Reviewing basic patient assessment & treatment skills with Dr. John Ross

Reviewing basic patient assessment & treatment skills with Dr. John Ross Mar 3, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — Dr. John Ross spent a fun day this week with a Captain and senior crew from #Clearwater, reviewing basic patient assessment and treatment skills. They discussed wound management techniques including suturing, stapling…
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Overboard in the unforgiving seas! – Liz Baugh Weighs In

Overboard in the unforgiving seas! Aug 1, 2019    |    Liz Baugh, Red Square Medical — I recently asked the question to my Linked In connections; What would you like to read about with reference to First Aid and medical care at sea. One of the comments suggested some scene management with casualty bracing/positioning…
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Hospitals are not health care

Hospitals are not health care

Hospitals are not health care, lets tackle what’s really making us sick Apr 15, 2020    |    Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — Last week, I walked by the former Common Roots Urban Farm site beside the Halifax Infirmary, it’s now just brown/grey and empty. The garden was moved to the concrete and asphalt…
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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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