Tag: Dr. John Ross

The Future of Health-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care

The Future of Health-Care is Self-Care 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 the recent news about COVID-19, it is more…
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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 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 providing the most efficient and accurate telemedicine support…
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Models of Care

New Models of Care – Dr. John Ross

  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 Challenges Remain”. I think the key messages here are telemedicine IS coming because it does…
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Tetanus Nail

What is Tetanus? Immunizations?

  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 over 10 years since the last one. Is one really needed? How long can you…
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Dr. John Ross

Operating in the Dark Space

  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 our help, they want it NOW! We operate in the dark space. We provide medical advice…
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Sick Notes

Sick Notes – Dr. John Ross

  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 a doctor’s note’ as one of their prime services. I was just speaking…
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