Dear Patients of Spectrum, Although British Columbia still sets an example for managing the spread of COVID-19 we are now seeing an uptick of cases around the province. This should serve as a reminder that COVID-19 is still circulating and we must remain vigilant to prevent the expansive growth in cases we see even just […]

Dear Patients of Spectrum, To mask or not to mask just might be the question of this pandemic. While initially mask wearing was discouraged due to a lack of evidence that they were protective, it is now clear that they have a role in the prevention of COVID-19 transmission. We strongly recommend that you wear […]

Dear Patients of Spectrum, Finally, some good news! Premier John Horgan recently announced the gradual easing of restrictions on social interactions in British Columbia starting mid-May. BC stands out as a relative success story in the control of COVID-19 with the lowest mortality rate of any jurisdiction in North America or Europe with a population […]

Dear Patients of Spectrum, It wasn’t long ago that I uncomfortably watched footage of shoppers overseas waiting in long lines to enter a grocery one by one under the eye of security. It seemed impossible to me that COVID-19 would generate an equivalent disruption here in Canada – and even more impossible that we could […]

Dear Patients of Spectrum, We are pleased to announce that Spectrum will be opening its doors in a limited capacity on the 3rd of April. In order to maintain social distancing we will be limiting staff to two doctors and one nurse in the clinic per day with the remainder conducting virtual visits remotely. In […]

Stores and businesses are closed.  We’ve been told to STAY HOME by our politicians and public health figures.  We won’t be certain if these sacrifices have been successful until weeks from now.  But we’re in the middle of this thing, and all we have control over are the actions that we take to limit the spread of COVID-19.  I […]

Here at Spectrum we are committed to your health and wellbeing and rest assured, we intend to stay online during this coronavirus outbreak.  Yet we must balance our patients’ medical needs with our duty to prevent transmission within our office space. Our first step in managing this risk was to shift toward telephone encounters.  This intervention has […]

Dear Spectrum Health patients, Most of you have no doubt read or heard about the global coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The situation is changing daily and we’re relying on local and global public health experts to guide how best to support our patients and our team during this challenging time. We’re taking this issue very seriously […]