Battered Doctor Syndrome

Why is there such a shortage of family doctors?

t’s an interesting time to be a doctor in Alberta. (In Canada in general, actually; but I’ll open this little screed by spotlighting my province.)

Interesting, that is, in the sense of the ancient Chinese expression: “May you live in interesting times.” (To be clear, that’s a curse, not a blessing.)

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Pediatric emergency physician. Former veterinarian. Father. Writer. Cancer survivor.

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J. Edward Les, MD

Pediatric emergency physician. Former veterinarian. Father. Writer. Cancer survivor.