Tag: Dr. John Ross

CoVID-19 IgM/IgG testing kits for use on ships

CoVID-19 IgM/IgG testing kits for use on ships May 13, 2020  |  By Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC — I am being asked by many marine clients about the availability of CoVID-19 IgM/IgG testing kits for use on ships. As of today, according to the Health Canada website, there are no point-of-care tests available, meaning…
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PRAXES Update on COVID-19 for Marine Organizations

PRAXES Update on COVID-19 for Marine Organizations Apr 19, 2020   |   Dr. John Ross MD FRCPC  — On November 17, 2019, the first case of a new virus infection was noted in China, in Wuhan. On Jan 25 ON and BC had the first Canadian cases from Wuhan travelers. On March 15, NS became the…
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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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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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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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