Dr. Chi Ming Chow to Medical Board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE
June 12 2017
Dr. Chow will be joining Health Choices First’s experienced cardiology group, who are focusing on creating multi-language video material for the site’s patient education platform.
“As Health Choices First rolls out its third party websites populated with video content to attract specialists to the HCF platform, it is also is expanding its patient education platform,” says Jackson Sayers, CEO, HealthChoicesFirst.com. “Dr. Chow speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. He currently takes care of many GTA Chinese speaking patients in his practice and will be working with other cardiologists at increase our multi-language patient educational video material.”
The growing platform will include email able cardiovascular and cardiothoracic video libraries of educational content focused on prevention, disease management, treatment options and the diversity of treatment methods.
“We need to be able to get multi language patient education to all incoming patients to help educate them on not only cardiovascular issue but topics like nutrition and exercise”. This multi-language approach is crucial to us communicating correctly to many different and diverse groups. Says Dr Chow
“It’s a unique way for doctors to communicate with patients, and to offer solutions and options that fit the individual,” says Sayers. “This video offering will also include French, Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindi and Punjabi videos that contain fresh content featuring animation techniques, relevant filler and Key Opinion Leaders from across Canada.”
Dr. Chi-Ming Chow is an attending staff cardiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. He has an undergraduate degree in computer science from Brown University, USA. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (1990) at McGill University (Montréal, Québec) and a Masters of Science in Epidemiology at McGill University (1997). He completed his training in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine and Cardiology at McGill University. He then pursued his clinical and research echocardiography fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University before joining the Division of Cardiology at St. Michael’s Hospital in 2001.
Clinically he specializes in non-invasive cardiac imaging, in particular echocardiography and stress echocardiography. He is the Director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at St. Michael's Hospital. Currently, he is the president of the Canadian Society of Echo (CSE) and the president of the Chinese Canadian Medical Society (CCMS). He also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin fluently. He currently takes care of many GTA Chinese speaking patients in his practice.
HealthChoicesFirst.com is a growing video-based, Canada-wide directory of health care providers. HCF features Key Opinion Leaders sharing health and wellness solutions and educational tools related to physician-directed care, prescription and non-prescription medications, surgical options and more.
HealthChoicesFirst.com connects consumers with providers such as physicians, dentists and physiotherapists based on their geographic location. With video content and local resources on topics such as mental health, senior’s health, diabetes, nutrition, fitness, prenatal and postnatal health, sexual health and sports injuries, HealthChoicesFirst.com is the largest provider of video content of its kind in North America. HealthChoicesFirst is backed by a number of qualified and experienced partners, and continues to expand its medical and corporate governance boards across the country.