Chronic pain: a different approach inspired by noninvasive neuroimaging

Chronic pain is a very common reason why patients go and see their family doctor or nurse practitioner. Not only does chronic pain create tremendous suffering for patients, but it’s also something that doctors struggle with treating effectively. Dr. Maureen Allen is a physician from Antigonish,...

Casey’s Slope

Casey’s Slope

Stage I
name: Casey Jones
age: 61
witty, independent
good-spirited and fun 
inspired with visions of pending retirement 
35 years of good will at the steel mill coming to a close with 
precious grandkids, children

An interview with Dr. Onye Nnorom

An interview with Dr. Onye Nnorom

Over the last year, I've had the opportunity to host podcasts as part of my work with the medical journal Canadian Family Physician. This month, I had the most interesting conversation with Dr. Onye Nnorom, a family physician and public health specialist in Toronto....

The Superwoman Code

The Superwoman Code

Recently, I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Superwoman Code podcast with Dr. Ashley Margeson.

Gaslighting in medicine

Gaslighting in medicine

Recently, I had an experience being gaslit by a specialist colleague. As a woman family doctor, I haven’t experienced gaslighting at work frequently, but when I do, it sticks with me

Pandemic Essays

Pandemic Essays

Lately, I’ve been focusing on the essay as my form of writing of choice. As the quote above says, essays can clear the mind.

In the Media

Expressing your voice is important, no matter what it is that you do. In a time of misinformation, it is more important than ever for health care providers to have a presence in the media, to help folks figure out what’s fact versus fiction. Sometimes my work is geared for an audience of health care providers (e.g., doctors, nurses and others), but other times I write for a more general audience. Take a look at the posts below to learn more about my involvement in the media, from podcasting to blogs to television.

In Medicine

As a General Practitioner, I have a very broad range of practice. I work in a family medicine clinic, provide services in the hospital, and also work in the field of newcomer health and sexual health. Below you can find articles and reflections about the practice of medicine.

In Writing

Though I’m a family doctor by trade, writing has always been a passion of mine. Writing helps me to process my experiences. I’m a strong believer that writing makes me a better doctor, and in turn, ‘doctoring’ makes me a better writer. Here are some examples of writing. As you’ll see, my writing often takes a medical slant.