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Heidi M. Oetter, MD

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

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

Editorials / April 2003

Recent changes have come from the Ministry of Health to the existing Pharmacare plan. One of the significant drivers of escalating health care costs in the past decade has been the growth of the Pharmacare budget. While... Read More