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Dr. David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell

OD
Optometrist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How can my diabetes affect my vision?

A:

Diabetes is one of the leading causes of blindness, and it is important to have regular eye exams as part of your overall health regime. If your eye doctor notices signs of damage to your retina, you will be referred to an ophthalmologist to fix this and protect your vision.

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Diabetes and Your Eyes

Dr. John Wade

Dr. John Wade

MD, FRCPC
Rheumatologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What medications are used to treat osteoarthritis?

A:

The most common medication used in osteoarthritis is acetaminophen, or aspirin. Over time if your symptoms progress, acetaminophen may no longer be effective and your physician will consider other anti-inflammatory drugs. These include Naproxen or Ibuprofen (available over-the-counter), as well as some prescription drugs. Speak with your physician to address any questions you have about your osteoarthritis treatment plan.

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Osteoarthritis and Medications - Acetaminophen and NSAIDs

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

Dr. Jan Peter Dank

MD
Dermatologist
Bellingham, WA
Q:

What is electrodessication and curettage?

A:

When you have a small or superficial skin cancer to remove, a dermatologist may suggest doing electrodessication and curettage. This is a procedure where the skin cancer is scraped away and there is no need for stitches to close the wound. The recovery time and risk of infection is lower with this procedure.

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Treatment of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer