Please call the Lonsdale & 17th Medical Clinic for up-to-date information about appointment options and procedures:  (604) 983-0054 

Please wear a mask.

Wearing a face mask is a fundamental life-saving social responsibility that will likely be one of the simplest yet most impactful basic acts of human decency to be integrated as a societal norm in our lifetime. As summarized in this JAMA article, the evidence has become overwhelming for universal masking - the time is now.

Online attacks:

Alexa and I are grateful for the overwhelming gestures of support from so many of you during the past several months. The criminal harassment and other attacks against my partner, Alexa, had been escalating since September 2018 and subsequently evolved to further encompass Alexa's loved ones; as such, the perpetrator increasingly targeted me with ongoing threats and anonymous online defamatory attacks (including falsified accusations and libelous comments). 

There are two purposes of this post:

  1. To let my patients know that I am already aware of these online defamatory attacks. 

  2. To notify reporters or other members of the press that they should directly contact the Media Relations Department of the Vancouver Police Department rather than contacting any of my clinics. 

 

Thanks again for your caring words and general kindness.

With sincere and heartfelt gratitude,
-Eric and Alexa

Miscellaneous:

My practice reached capacity as of Dec. 2018 with the following exceptions:

1. You have complex and/or severe medical issues (including psychiatric/addiction illnesses) such that you face barriers finding a compatible family doctor elsewhere

2. You are a family member of one of my patients (this is obviously to enhance care by keeping families together in a single practice whenever possible)

 

3. Dr. Blanka Jurenka was your family doctor (I'm still happily committed in following through with my prior offer to accept any of her patients)

General approach/philosophy:

I consistently strive to apply the most up-to-date, evidence-based medicine in order to provide the best possible personalized, patient-centered care.

 

My unique math and physics background cultivated a rigorous yet flexible thinking style which I use to guard against complacency, cognitive biases, and related heuristics often potentiated by the brief and routine appointments in family medicine.
 

Family practice is particularly fulfilling for me as I greatly appreciate the opportunities to establish long-term therapeutic relationships that allow for the effective development of rapport; prevention of disease; and provision of continuous, comprehensive, and personalized care.

Tel: (604) 983-0054, Fax: (604) 983-8123

Dr.E.M.Sigmund@gmail.com

*Patients, please do not email me with medical concerns or questions.

I am unable open your email due to overwhelming paperwork and other similar demands. Moreover, even if I do eventually open your email, there would likely be a significant delay in seeing and/or responding to your email. For all of these reasons and more, email is an inappropriate medium to contact me about your health. Instead, please use the contact information provided above.