Jan. 14, 2021 notice:
I apologize for the limited availability of appointment times. This is only temporary as I will be adding further appointments ASAP. In the meantime, please refer to "If I'm unavailable" below for interim guidance.
If you prefer to call in (604-359-9914) , please note the following:
Do not worry if you reach voicemail. We review all messages and return calls in order of urgency.
This system respects your time as you should never have to wait on hold.
*** Delays in reviewing messages are much longer than usual due to the temporary limitation in my availability as per the above notice.
New practice information:
*My practice is still in North Vancouver; the above mailing address is only temporary as I search for the best option in North Vancouver. This transition should not impact patients as appointments are still largely limited to telehealth due to the pandemic.
For further information, please review the letter I wrote on Sept. 27th:
OTHER COMMUNICATION TO PATIENTS:
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.
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:
To let my patients know that I am already aware of these online defamatory attacks.
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
General approach in primary care:
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.