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Willem R. Vroom, MD

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Dr Vroom practised in Surrey as a GP for 29 years, and later as an emergency physician. From 2006 to 2015, Dr Vroom was the senior deputy registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, with oversight for the accreditation and Physician Practice Enhancement programs. He currently works as a consultant in regulatory and medical administrative and governance matters. Outside of work Dr Vroom enjoys running, swimming, tennis, hiking, gardening, boating, and fishing, especially with his grandchildren.

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Editorials / May 2018

If you have ever ordered a pneumoencephalogram, administered an aminophylline drip, cross-eyed stereo-viewed a cerebral angiogram, or used Tensilon to convert paroxysmal atrial tachycardia, then you are likely retired... Read More

Editorials / April 2016

The February 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Carter v. Canada will soon result in legal and regulatory changes to how we, as physicians, can legally assist patients, who are experiencing “grievous and... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2015

I love my dog. On my days off I usually plan my activities around dog-friendly destinations. Tolerance for dogs in public places such as hotels, stores, and taxicabs is quite variable, while tolerance for dogs in... Read More

Editorials / November 2014

If we are fortunate enough to live a long time, all of us must eventually retire. Even though a yearly RRSP contribution should remind us of that, reality doesn’t usually strike until the first CPP cheque arrives. Few... Read More

Editorials / June 2013

It’s common knowledge that most physicians abhor patient confron­tation. The nature of our profession is to give care and compassion, and to advocate for our patients. In a previous editorial I wrote that those same... Read More