Dr. Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC

Dr. Richard Bebb

Dr. Richard Bebb

MD, ABIM, FRCPC
Endocrinologist
Vancouver, BC
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Dr. Richard Bebb Bio

Dr. Richard Bebb, endocrinologist, Vancouver BC completed his clinical training in endocrinology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, followed by BC Research Training at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Dr. Richard Bebb, was the Acting Head of the Division of Endocrinology at St. Paul's Hospital from 2005 to 2007 and is currently both an active and consultative staff member at the hospital, working as an endocrinologist and as a staff physician in the Healthy Heart Program Prevention Clinic. In addition, Dr Richard Bebb, endocrinologist, Vancouver BC is a founding partner of Pacific Western Medical Education.

D.r Richard Bebb, is in good standing with the College of Physicans and Surgeons. Dr Richard Bebb, treats a variety of conditions, including diabetes (insulin therapy). https://drrichardbebb.com/

Dr. Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

If you are looking for local services or office treatment from a Endocrinologist, contact a provider such as Dr. Richard Bebb with this phone number to book an appointment (604) 689-1055

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Education

  • University of British Columbia
    MD
  • University of Washington
    BC Research Training

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Richard Bebb

  • Diabetes Complications and Foot Amputation " Fred is a 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes "

    Fred is a 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes when he was in his 30's, due to a history of alcoholism. Fred managed to live for some time with little changes to his health, other than regular insulin injections. About 10 years ago, Fred went into kidney failure and needed regular dialysis before finally receiving a kidney transplant 5 years ago. Fred has recovered well from the transplant and his kidney is monitored regularly.

    Unfortunately, Fred began having circulation problems in his feet over the past 2 years, and has been struggling to get the sores on his feet under control. His physician is beginning to talk about the possibility of amputation to all of his toes to control the issue and prevent the spread of his circulation issues.

    Fred would benefit from a referral to an orthopaedic surgeon to review the necessity of amputation. He could also speak with his endocrinologist about the current state of his diabetes management, and his pharmacist to review his medication list for any possible interactions. Fred could consult with a dietitian who is a Certified Diabetes Educator about his nutrition intake, and an athletic therapist to review safe exercises to promote his circulation. Finally, Fred will likely need some kind of prosthetic or custom footwear to maintain his mobility following his amputation surgery.

  • Graves' Disease - A Newly Diagnosed Patient " Nathalie a recent immigrant "

    Nathalie recently immigrated to your country. She was previously well, but reports 5 months of progressive heat intolerance, an increased tendency to sweat, a fast heart rate, a mild tremor to her hands, and she has lost 12 pounds despite noting an increased appetite. She also reports her periods are lighter. Nathalie complains of a gritty feeling in her eyes with an ache when she looks upwards. She is on no medication and takes no supplements. Her mother has an underactive thyroid and takes thyroid pills.

    On physical exam she has warm, moist skin with an obvious tremor on the outstretched arm. Her thyroid is enlarged at approximately 3 times normal size and is non-tender. Her eyes are slightly red but otherwise normal.

    Lab results reveal Nathalie's thyroid hormone thyroxine (T4) level is elevated at 48. Her thyroid stimulation hormone (TSH) is unmeasureable. A 24-hour nuclear medicine uptake and scan shows an enlarged thyroid gland with uniform uptake of the tracer and the uptake percentage 78% at 24 hours. This confirms the diagnosis of Grave’s disease.

    She is concerned about excessive weight gain after treatment of her overactive thyroid. Also, she is planning to attempt conception for her first child in 18 months and wants to know how to manage this safely. She inquires about the safety of thyroid hormones and inquires about the available options to replace thyroid hormone if she becomes hypothyroid (underactive thyroid) as a result of therapy.

    Nathalie needs to continue seeing her Endocrinologist for support and proper management of her newly diagnosed Grave's disease, particularly if she achieves her desired pregnancy. She would benefit from seeing a dietitian and a personal trainer regarding any weight gain experienced. A family physician or Obstetrician could help her plan and manage a pregnancy along with her newly diagnosed condition.

  • Type 1 Diabetes  " Steve a 24-year-old man with frequent urination "

    Steve, a 24-year-old man presents with frequent urination, thirst, fatigue, blurred vision and a weight loss of 18 pounds over the preceding 3 months. He claims he has been drinking a lot of sugar-containing soda drinks lately. There is no family history of diabetes.

    On physical examination, he is very thin with decreased body fat and some muscle wasting. His blood sugar is elevated to 36 mmol/L, which is extremely high and likely indicates Type 1 diabetes. There is no anion gap (acidosis) documented with his electrolytes and creatinine (kidney function) are normal with urinary ketones being trace positive.

    Steve needs medication to lower his blood glucose levels immediately. He needs to see an Endocrinologist who can make a proper diagnosis and decide whether he needs oral agents or insulin treatment. Steve should also see a Diabetic Nurse Educator to learn about diabetes, self-monitoring blood glucose levels, how to inject insulin properly if needed and the prevention and treatment of low blood sugars.

    Steve would also benefit from seeing a dietitian to talk about dietary advice in the short term and achieving better blood glucose control in the long term. A pharmacist could help Steve choose an insulin pump if needed, and a blood glucose monitor for home use. A personal trainer or Athletic Therapist could help Steve start a manageable exercise routine.

Recent Health Talk Comments by Dr. Richard Bebb

Ratings for Dr. Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC

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    Dr. Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist, Vancouver, BC is excellent and I would refer to anyone looking for a good endo in downtown Vancouver
    Submitted: January 04, 2017
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    Happy to rate Dr Bebb as an excellent doctor who has been helping my son for three years. Love the video - Judy vancouver
    Submitted: September 09, 2016
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    Dr. Richard Bebb has been my mothers Endocrinologist in downtown Vancouver for a couple of years and I wanted to spend a little time to say how happy I have been with how he has treated my mom. I cannot say enough good things and would recommend Dr Bebb to anyone who has diabetes in downtown Vancouver, BC
    Submitted: March 11, 2016
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    Happy to rate Dr. Richard Bebb my Endocrinologist in downtown Vancouver for his program on being a Newly Diagnosed Diabetes patient. Dr Bebb provided great information and I really like his video dashboard.
    Submitted: March 08, 2016
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    Was referred to Dr. Richard Bebb an Endocrinologist to discuss what is Hypotension and how it relates to me. I have been type one diabetic for close to 12 years and have been dealing well with my disease. I find Dr Bebb great at getting to the point and helping me manage my disease. I would recommend Dr Bebb to anyone looking for a good endocrinologist in downtown Vancouver.
    Submitted: February 23, 2016
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    Dr. Richard Bebb has been helping me with my Menopause and its relationship to my type one diabetes. He has been explaining the symptoms and diagnosis that must be evaluated in regards to my diabetes. Very through and comprehensive information.
    Submitted: February 19, 2016
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    Dr. Richard Bebb my Endocrinologist has been seeing me for pernicious anemia symptoms and diagnosis and treatment. He is very well informed on pernicious anemia and I have found him to give me good solid advise.
    Submitted: February 17, 2016
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    Visited Dr. Richard Bebb to discuss kidney stone symptoms and my treatment options. DR Bebb was extremely well informed on Kidney stones and the symptoms associated with them in regards to passing them through the body.
    Submitted: February 05, 2016
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    Have been seeing Dr. Richard Bebb for Thyroid Cancer Recovery and Prognosis after a recent evaluation late last year. DR Bebb has been excellent on the education side and the treatment side.
    Submitted: February 03, 2016
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    Was diagnosed with Pernicious Anemia and Dr Richard Bebb was able to help with Symptoms and , Treatment Options for the condition-disease. Without Dr Bebb I would have been lost in looking at treatment for Pernicious Anemia.
    Submitted: February 03, 2016
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    Was referred to Dr Richard Bebb for Graves' Disease as a newly diagnosed patient. His level of understanding and education gave me a great feeling of assurance as I talked this disease. DR Bebb referred me to a nutritionist and an Kinesiologist for weight loss and fitness and got me on a plan of action to deal the Graves' Disease.
    Submitted: January 31, 2016
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    Dr. Richard Bebb has been treating my type 1 diabetes for 10 years and I cannot say enough good things about Dr Bebb. Best Endocrinologist in Vancouver in my opinion.
    Submitted: January 26, 2016
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    Dr. Bebb helped me with some health problems related to my thyroid gland. He's given me the tools to move forward independently for the most part now. I like the resources in his video website on this site. Thanks Dr. Bebb! Jackie in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 21, 2016
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    Dr. Bebb recently uncovered a thyroid problem for me. He has been very helpful during this hard time to help me learn about how I can treat and control this issue. He offered some great tools and resource both in his office and online. Vicki in Vancouver
    Submitted: January 20, 2016
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    Was referred to Dr Richard Bebb as I was diagnosed with Diabetes. Never knew what and Endocrinologist was before my visit with Dr Bebb but definitely know Was impressed with educational tools including his video based educational library.
    Submitted: January 18, 2016
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    I recently had a visit with Dr. Bebb to address my concerns about my Diabetes. I was very happy with him as a physician. He addressed all of my concerns, taking the time to explain things very clearly to me. He provided me with resources to take home as well as giving me websites to use if I wanted them. He has also provided me with some good ideas around other health practitioners that could help me manage my diabetes (diabetes nurse educator as well as a dietitian). I feel very confident I can do a much better job at controlling my diabetes on my own now. Thanks Dr. Bebb. Stacey in Vancouver.
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    I find Dr Richard Bebb's Health Talks to be very informative and highly relevant to me in regards to local allied health care practitioners who can help me with my diabetes. Way to go Dr Bebb and all your team for taking the time an effort to build such a great resource. Eileen Vancouver , BC
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Found Dr Richard Bebb, Endocrinologist in Vancouver to be fantastic. I really liked the approach he took with sending me an invite to his educational library prior to my first visit. It really helped me get up to speed on my disease before the visit so that we could focus on treatment and not education,
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Really liked Dr Richard Bebb, he took the time to listen to my entire family history which was along one has being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at a very young age. He gave me good information and I really felt like I had a plan moving forward. Only comment is that I wish he had given a little more information on diet and eating.
    Submitted: January 13, 2016

Endocrinologist Health Talks – Take a look at your local options in Vancouver

  • nutritional
    If Uncontrolled Type 1 Diabetes in a Young Athlete is the condition, he or she may first see a family physician. However, for more specialized care and ongoing treatment, a patient will be referred to a local Endocrinologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Richard Bebb.
  • nutritional
    Controlling Blood Glucose Levels Through Diet and Exercise an Endocrinologist is often the first line of medical advise. Consider asking Endocrinologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Richard Bebb.
  • bebb diabetes what is
    An endocrinologist is a doctor who is trained to treat patients with diabetes and Type 1 Diabetes in Newly Diagnosed Patients. If you have questions or suspect you have diabetes, consult with a Endocrinologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Richard Bebb.
  • woman smiling nutrition
    When faced with Weight Loss Challenges and Solutions an Endocrinologist is one of many options you can consider in Endocrinologist in Vancouver, BC, such as Dr. Richard Bebb.