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Dr. Brett Heilbron

Dr. Brett Heilbron

MD, FRCPC
Cardiologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How often should I have my cholesterol checked?

A:

Guidelines currently suggest that adults should be screened in their early years to determine cholesterol levels. Follow-up is based on cardiovascular risk and cholesterol levels, with high-risk individuals monitored regularly (once a year or more). It is important to maintain a relationship with your physician to guide when your levels should be measured, and assist with lowering your cholesterol if necessary.

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How Do You Lower Cholesterol?

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How is Peyronie's disease treated?

A:

Once your doctor has confirmed that you have Peyronie's disease, you may be referred to a urologist. It is possible that surgery would be required to correct any changes in the structure of the penis. If you have any symptoms of erectile dysfunction or pain with erection, you should speak with your family doctor.

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Peyronie's Disease Symptoms & Treatments

Dr. Daniel Ngui

Dr. Daniel Ngui

BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
Q:

How will my doctor assess me for depression?

A:

Your doctor will review a several areas with you if trying to check your mood. Things like changes in sleep, concentration, feelings of worthlessness, appetite changes, and thoughts of suicide or self-harming. Your doctor will consider how severe your symptoms are, and how long you have had them for when deciding to diagnose and treat your depression symptoms.

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Mental Health Planning Visits with your Family Physician