Paying tribute to our supporters

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“It takes a village to practice medicine.” With those words, neurologist Dr. Silke Cresswell welcomed physicians and their guests to a joint Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) and Vancouver Medical, Dental and Allied Staff Association (VMDAS) networking evening at the UBC Beaty Biodiversity Museum. The September 27 event was held to honour the partners, spouses, parents, children, friends and colleagues who support our work in what is at times a … Read More

Dr. Himat Vaghadia shares his tips for physician resiliency

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In 2010, longtime VGH anesthesiologist Dr. Himat Vaghadia was working over 50 hours a week and was not paying attention to what his body was telling him. He had low energy, daily pain, poor sleep and was gaining weight. “That’s not unusual for physicians who work those kinds of hours,” Dr. Vaghadia told a group of VCH staff gathered for his recent Vancouver Physician Staff Association (VPSA) wellness presentation. “A … Read More