About the Blog

During her presidency, Dr Kathleen Ross will be writing about her experiences and thoughts.

Dr Kathleen Ross
November 23, 2020

“I don’t see myself as invincible…I’m just your average ordinary everyday superhero. Trying to save the world, but never really sure.” – Smash Mouth

Something you likely don’t know about me, but I frequently have songs running through my head as I go about my workday. I can’t...

longitudinal care
November 3, 2020

Doctors of BC strives to be a leader in BC’s changing health system. We proactively monitor trends, we engage with physicians and stakeholders, and we work collaboratively to improve health services across all spectrums of care – including our pandemic response. But as a profession we have a...

Physician attentively listening to patient
October 14, 2020

As we head into winter, several friends and family members are reviving the “Sober October” movement of a few years ago, supported by the Canadian Cancer Agency and the First Nations Health Authority, to highlight the effect alcohol has on our health. 

Why this year? Well, at the start of...

Physician handing prescription to patient
September 18, 2020

One of the more challenging aspects of my role as Doctors of BC President has been the media representation of current issues facing our profession. I appreciate our engaged membership that help keep me informed through communication of issues and suggested solutions. Many of you know, I...

September 1, 2020

At this stage of the Covid pandemic, I think we’d all like to change the trajectory of where we are heading as a community, as a nation, and how we are to live our lives over the next few years…if only we knew how. Hard to do in the absence of any certainties. I also think we can agree that...