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Dr. Karen Buhler

Dr. Karen Buhler

MD, CCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How to choose a pregnancy health care provider.

A:

There are many different kinds of care providers for pregnancy. There are midwives, family doctors, obstetricians, and some communities have nurse practitioners as well.  

Midwives are trained in normal, low risk pregnancy and birth. They can often provide the option of having a home birth.

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Choosing a Pregnancy Health Care Provider

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

Ms. Cecilia Hamming

RN, BA., Medtronic CPT
Nurse
Vancouver, BC
Q:

What is an insulin pump?

A:

An insulin pump is used in people with diabetes. This small device is designed to deliver insulin into the fatty tissue underneath the skin. Depending on the type of diabetes you have, and your insulin needs, you may benefit from an insulin pump. You can ask your doctor if you have further questions about how a pump can help manage your diabetes.

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What are Insulin Pumps

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

Dr. Egidius Stockenstrom

MD
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

Should I get an annual flu shot?

A:

Flu shots are the best way for us to prevent people from getting the flu and also from the complications that can develop from having the flu. If you are over 65 years old, or have any chronic medical problems (heart disease, diabetes, or any condition that weakens your immune system), you should get the flu shot. Also, if you are a health care worker, or are going to be exposed to people with the flu (at school, at work, etc.) you should be vaccinated.

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Flu Prevention