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Susan E. Haigh, MD

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Dr Haigh has been in private practice in endocrinology and metabolism on the North Shore since 1986 and is on active staff at Lions Gate Hospital. Dr Haigh also provides consult services in Squamish.

Editorials / June 2008

When asked if I would be interested in being a member of the BCMJ Editorial Board in 1994, my first reaction was, “Oh no, not another committee.” I was told that it was one of the most enjoyable committees to be on... Read More

Editorials / June 2006

When I was in first-year medical school at U of C, our four-member clinical skills group met once a week with a preceptor to review history-taking and physical examination on a hospital patient. We would each have a... Read More

Editorials / September 2005

I recently went on holiday—my usual summer vacation goal is rest and rejuvenation, and to devour as many books (usually novels) as I can because I seldom have time otherwise to escape. (And yes, I admit that I did take... Read More

Editorials / November 2004

A few weeks ago I was in my vet’s office and while waiting for my turn (my dog’s, I should say) I picked up a copy of Reader’s Digest, April 2004—haven’t read it in years. The front cover caught my eye with an... Read More

Editorials / June 2004

The health care field has recently focused its attention mainly on health authority budgets and cutbacks to resources, wait lists, physicians’ wages, laboratory reform, private clinics, and the HEU strike. Yet medical... Read More

Editorials / June 2003

In the last few weeks a number of patients that I have seen in my office have expressed frustration and concern because they have not been able to find a family physician, and on one occasion I was asked if I would... Read More

Editorials / November 2001

As it was my turn to produce an editorial for the end of September, I sat down on a number of occasions earlier in the month hoping for some inspiration. What could I write about that wasn’t doom and gloom? We are... Read More