Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Karen Nordahl

Dr. Karen Nordahl

MD, Family Practise
Family Doctor
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Karen Nordahl Bio

Dr. Karen Nordahl, MD and Co-Author Fit to Deliver Dr. Karen NordahlDr. Karen Nordahl graduated from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C. with a Bachelor of Science Kinesiology (Physiology) in 1987, and completed her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 1989. She currently practices family medicine and obstetrics at BC Women’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Early in her medical career, Dr. Nordahl discovered that there was an enormous amount of information and misinformation surrounding exercise during pregnancy. Women who remained active during pregnancy had very little information available to them. Hence the "birth" of Fit to Deliver. Dr. Karen Nordahl joined forces with Carl Petersen in 2000 to develop the first edition of ‘Fit to Deliver’. The program now includes prenatal and postnatal fitness classes in Vancouver BC, Prenatal Exercise Instructor Certification Programs in Canada, US and the UK, and ‘Fit to Deliver’ second edition published October 2004.
( Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC) is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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In dealing with male incontinence it's always important to talk to your family doctor and get a referral to a local urologist for solutions like contino  In conditons like sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes a person's breathing to stop during sleep. Patients with sleep apnea can stop breathing up to hundreds of times a night, depriving the brain and body of oxygen. Get your vaccinations. The common cold or flu can exacerbate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Opt for a flu vaccine, and make sure you’re up to date on your pneumococcal vaccine. If you have travel plans, ensure you have all the necessary travel vaccines. 

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It's crucial to continue receiving vaccinations throughout life to protect against infectious diseases that haven't been eradicated and to maintain immunity against those for which immunity wanes over time.

The emergence of antibiotic resistance has indeed made the treatment of certain infections more challenging. Vaccination plays a critical role in preventing infections in the first place, reducing the need for antibiotics and helping to curb the development of antibiotic resistance.

Some vaccines, like the tetanus vaccine, require booster shots because the immunity they provide gradually decreases over time. By staying up to date with such vaccinations, adults can ensure they maintain optimal protection against preventable diseases.

Moreover, adult immunization has broader benefits beyond personal protection. By getting vaccinated, healthy adults contribute to the concept of herd immunity. This means that when a significant portion of the population is immune to a disease, it creates a protective barrier that helps prevent its spread and protects those who are most vulnerable, such as young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

It's important to have open and regular discussions about immunization with primary healthcare providers. They can provide guidance on the appropriate vaccines and schedules based on individual health status, age, occupation, travel plans, and other relevant factors. By staying proactive and getting vaccinated as adults, we can collectively reduce the burden of infectious diseases and help protect ourselves and others.

Education

  • University of British Columbia
    MD
    - 1989

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Karen Nordahl

  • Exercising Safely During Pregnancy - "Julie a 33-year-old women"

    Julie is a 33-year-old women who has recently discovered she is pregnant with her first child. Prior to conception, she was training for a half marathon, running 3 times a week with her running group and doing some strength training 1-2 times a week. Since her positive pregnancy test, Julie has stopped running and is unsure of what type of exercise is safe for her. She visits an exercise specialist for a consultation.

    A discussion with the exercise specialist reveals that Julie has no medial diagnoses that need to be considered. Julie is currently 140 lbs - a 6-lb weight gain from her pre-pregnancy weight of 134 lbs. She is 14 weeks pregnant, and is just now beginning to feel better after she dealt with morning sickness during her first trimester. Julie has a history of repeated ankle sprains in her right ankle from her volleyball-playing days in high school and university, but is able to run distances with little pain. She does note some back stiffness since becoming pregnant.

    The exercise specialist gives Julie a structured exercise program consisting of some cardio and strength exercises that is suited for her second trimester of pregnancy. He reviews the basics of exercising safely in her pregnancy, and gives her some tips to consider as her pregnancy progresses. The goal of the exercise program is to maintain Julie's fitness during her pregnancy.

    Julie may wish to consult with an orthotics specialist to assess her need for orthotics, given her history of ankle injuries, a physiotherapist to assess her back pain, and could try prenatal yoga. Julie could visit her family doctor as well to ensure her pregnancy is being well managed, and a dietitian for prenatal nutrition advice. Finally, Julie could speak with her pharmacist about any medication she is currently taking, in order to determine the safety of over-the-counter medications while she is pregnant.

Ratings for Dr. Karen Nordahl

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    Extremely happy with all the care I received from Dr. Karen Nordahl, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: February 15, 2017
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    Recently visited Dr. Karen Nordahl to discuss how weight gain could effect my pregnancy and I was surprised she had recently written a book on exercise and pregnancy. Janice Kerrsidale.
    Submitted: February 03, 2016
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    Dr. Karen Nordahl delivered my first baby and I cannot say enough good things about Dr Nordel. She took the time to explain the entire process to me and my husband as was with us the entire time through delivery.
    Submitted: January 19, 2016
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    Really liked Dr. Karen Nordahl and found she was a very good listener who cared about me personally got good information from watching her videos and felt I really got a good plan moving through my trimesters. I would recommend Dr. Karen Nordahl to anyone having a baby.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

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