Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Doctor, Toronto, ON

Dr. Vivien Brown

Dr. Vivien Brown

MD,CM, CCFP, FCFP, NCMP
Family Doctor
Toronto, ON
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Dr. Vivien Brown Bio

Dr. Vivien Brown is a family physician in Toronto and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs, Medisys Health Group Inc. a national business dedicated to preventative health care. Educated at McGill University, she currently is appointed to the Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, holding the rank of Assistant Professor. Dr. Vivien Brown An award winner for teaching on many levels, her major interests are in the area of health promotion and prevention for women, and continuing medical education. Dr. Vivien Brown is particularly focused in the area of Adult Immunization and Vaccine Preventable Illness.

In 2009, Dr. Vivien Brown won the prestigious Enid Johnson McLeod Award from the Federation of Medical Women of Canada for teaching in women's health. Most recently, Dr. Vivien Brown won the College of Family Physicians of Ontario has named Dr Brown "Physician of the Year for the Region of Toronto", awarded November 2012.

Dr. Vivien Brown representing Family Medicine in Canada, she has been on the board of the Canadian Immunization Conference and currently is on the Board of "Immunize Canada", an educational component of Public Health Canada. Dr. Vivien Brown is a certified Menopause Practitioner and has served as Consumer Education Chair for the North American Menopause Society.

Dr. Vivien Brown has lectured locally, nationally and internationally on preventative medicine and implementation issues around vaccination. Dr. Vivien Brown is the Toronto Branch President of the Federation of Medical Women of Canada, linking female physicians, students and residents throughout the country.

Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Doctor, Toronto, ON is in good standing with the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Education

  • McGill University
    1975 - 1979

Recent Health Talks Authored by Dr. Vivien Brown

  • Osteoporosis Treatment

    Mary, a 60-year-old woman, was seen in the office for Osteoporosis treatment. She had a recent bone density test as she was concerned about having stopped HRT and the risk to her bones. Her BMD was lower than normal and according to Osteoporosis Guidelines; she was assessed as being at moderate risk. Since at that level, she may or may not be treated; further history was needed.

    Had she fallen more than twice in the last year? Did she fracture any bones (other than face and fingers) since age 40 from a less than traumatic incident? What drugs, if any, is she taking on a regular basis? Has she lost height? These are important issues to discuss with her doctor for osteoporosis treatment . Your pharmacist can review your medication and alert you to any drugs that affect bone. Your dietitian can help you increase your calcium-containing foods. And your physiotherapist or trainer can help you focus on the correct exercise to maintain good posture and decrease the risk of falling. Whether or not specific medication is needed depends on many variables and you need to control the lifestyle options to prevent deterioration.

  • How Hormones and Menopause Affect Women " Trudy is a 54-year-old woman who suffers from poor sleep, hot flashes, night sweats and increasing irritability"

    Trudy is a 54-year-old woman who comes to see her family doctor with ongoing issues of poor sleep, hot flashes, night sweats and increasing irritability. Her last period was 2 years earlier and she has tried a number of over-the-counter remedies, such as evening primrose oil and red clover. These have had minimal benefit. She has been reluctant to consider hormones, worrying about the side effects. She is otherwise healthy, a non-smoker, and active when not so tired and anxious. She is particularly upset as her spouse is becoming affected by her mood and discomfort and she is aware that their quality of life, both personally and as a couple, has deteriorated. Her symptoms have become disabling.

    One of the first recommendations is for Trudy to seek help from her pharmacist. Likely she can try some options for sleep, such as valerian, and may get some relief. It is important to utilize lifestyle options such as dressing in layers, considering physiotherapy to improve flexibility and general activity levels and avoiding triggers, if possible.

    A new option for hot flashes is the Canadian-made, “Menopod”, a cooling handheld device designed to quickly lower body temperature. Trudy should also meet with her doctor or primary care provider to consider prescription medication.

  • What Are the Non-Contraceptive Benefits of the Pill? " Nancy a young medical student "

    Nancy, a young medical student, is being seen in the office. She is on the pill for contraception and cycle control as her periods were very heavy. The level of bleeding each month is much reduced and she no longer needs iron supplements to maintain a normal hemoglobin. She is concerned however as she experiences menstrual migraines each month on the second day of her hormone-free interval. She is wondering about continuous use of the pill so that she can avoid her periods and hopes this would help her avoid her debilitating headaches.

    Nancy can consult her pharmacist to review which pill she is on and if there is an option for ongoing use. She may also want to review the treatment options for migraine headaches, especially those that can be used early in the headache cycle and/or those that can be used prophylactically to prevent this cyclic headache.

    Nancy could benefit from seeing her family physician about the long term safety of the birth control pill. She may also benefit from seeing her pharmacist about over-the-counter options for pain relief with regards to her headaches. It may also be wise to make sure she isn't experiencing tension headaches or neck-related headaches by seeing either a massage therapist or a physiotherapist.

Recent Health Talk Comments by Dr. Vivien Brown

Ratings for Dr. Vivien Brown, Family Doctor, Toronto, ON

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    Good website and very good doctor and videos . Would recommend Dr Brown
    Submitted: May 09, 2017
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    I do like this format the videos are good thank you
    Submitted: September 12, 2016
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    Dr. Vivien Brown discussed with me what are common vs. rare risks with the pill? Dr Brown was very informative and I found her information was current and relevant to me. I would recommend Dr Brown to anyone looking for a good family doctor in Toronto.
    Submitted: February 13, 2016
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    Saw Dr Brown for how hormones and menopause affect women and she was extremely educated towards menopause and hormones. I would recommend Dr Vivien Brown to anyone looking for good information on menopause and hormones in Toronto
    Submitted: January 30, 2016
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    Dr. Vivien Brown is a very good Family Doctor in Toronto who I have been seeing for some 10 years now. Not only is she very educated and up to date on all the latest health information she specialises in women's health and health education.
    Submitted: January 19, 2016
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    I would recommend Dr. Vivien Brown as a family GP. She has been instrumental in helping me overcome a chronic condition over the last year. She is exceptionally good at providing information to help educate you on your disease, including good online websites. The video library she has given me access on this website is great. Caroline in Toronto
    Submitted: January 15, 2016
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    If you are looking for a great family physician in Toronto I would recommend Dr. Vivien Brown. She is great and really up to date on the latest health information. I have been sing Dr Brown now for three years and think she is great. Mildred Toronto, Ontario
    Submitted: January 14, 2016
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    Found Dr Vivien Brown to be a outstanding family physician. She is extremely informed and up to date on the latest health information. I would recommend Dr Vivien Brown to anyone looking for a family physician in Toronto
    Submitted: January 14, 2016

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    When dealing with Osteoporosis and the associated issues like joint pain, joint swelling and stiffness there are many different practitioner types who can help you including Rheumatologists, Physiotherapists, Pharmacists, Yoga Instructors, Personal Trainer and consider seeing Family Doctor in Toronto, ON, such as Dr. Vivien Brown.
  • taylor allergic reaction
    A lot of different Health Practioners can help you with allergies that can happen both to you or someone you know. The important thing to think about is getting help with understanding how the reaction can effect you in the short term and how to deal with it in the long term. Start by seeing a local Family Doctor in Toronto, ON, such as Dr. Vivien Brown.
  • the pill as a contraceptive choice
    In topics like What Are the Non-Contraceptive Benefits of the Pill? its important to consider the family Doctor as your first line of information and treatment options. While a Pharmacist is a good option as well as a nurse practitioner sometimes. Often not it always starts with the a Family Doctor in Toronto, ON, such as Dr. Vivien Brown.
  • shingles treatment
    The family doctor is often the one who can help you with the knowledge around The Importance of Preventing Shingles (Herpes Zoster). While the pharmacist can help as well its best to get diagnosed by the local Family Doctor in Toronto, ON, such as Dr. Vivien Brown.

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