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Heidi M. Oetter, MD

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Registrar and CEO, College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Letters / June 2006

The winter 2005 issue of the College Quarterly (51), a publication of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, describes a new syndrome associated with cataract surgery in patients who are taking, or have... Read More

Letters / September 2005

I am writing in response to Dr Jack Burak’s excellent article from April 2005 entitled, “BC’s technologically challenged health care system” (BCMJ 2005;47[3]:128). His points are well taken and I could not be more in... Read More

Letters / July/August 2005

Thank you [Dr Oetter] for your timely piece “Licensing of foreign-trained physicians” in the April issue (BCMJ 2005;3:125). A version prepared for the press would do much to defuse the emotional treatment this... Read More

News / March 2005

  New web resources for docs and patients Dermatology SkinCareGuide, an international medical publisher and marketing company, recently launched, a new source of online... Read More

Letters / December 2004

Coming home from the short vacation between the third and fourth year of medical school, I found myself quite ill with a paroxysmal cough that induced a few episodes of post-tussive vomiting. I was just starting an... Read More

Editorials / December 2003

My story starts on a Wednesday evening in mid-August. I arrived home from work with two bags of groceries and 20 minutes to spare until friends arrived for dinner. Betty the boxer (front cover, September 2001 BCMJ... Read More

Letters / June 2003

The neoconservative rhetoric of our time is becoming too much for me. “Fair Pharmacare?” To me the title says—“they must be hiding something.” Such a title wants you to disregard continuity, careful progress, and memory... Read More