Do I Need to See the Doctor?: The Home-Treatment Encyclopedia - Written by Medical Doctors

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 176 pages
"Do I Need to See the Doctor? belongs in every household.... Its beauty lies in its simplicity; this book is about empowerment."
— Ed Buffett, Chairman, Wellness Councils of Canada

With easy-to-follow flow charts and photographs, colour-coded chapters and over 70 health issues, Do I Need to See the Doctor offers Canadian parents the very best kind of support: peace of mind. Late-night fever? Sudden ear ache? Just flip open the book and follow the coloured flow charts. Parents will find a detailed,

at-home care guide, as well as medical doctors’ advice on when to be treated by a professional. Now you can rest assured that you know the very best ways to take care of your family’s health needs, as well as exactly when to get help from a doctor or medical professional.

Better yet, because you have followed the same step-by-step treatment plan that doctors use, your arrival at the hospital or doctor’s office is always warranted. This means fewer trips to the doctor, shorter wait times at the hospital, as well as professional guidance for you at home – this book truly is a must-have for every Canadian home, summer camp, school and cottage.

Inside, you will find at-home treatments for your entire family, through every age and stage:

  • Newborn Health Care                   
  • Baby and Toddler Care                               
  • Special Topics for New Moms
  • Topics for All Ages     
  • Special Topics for Teens

Mental and Emotional Health Care for the Whole Family


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Dr. Brian Murat is a specialist in internal medicine and gastroenterology. Educated at Queen's University, his practice now includes comprehensive gastroenterology and emergency internal medicine.

Dr. Greg Stewart is a family physician, as well as staff physician in a hospital emergency department and coordinator of continuing medical education. Educated at Memorial University and Dalhousie University, he organizes an annual conference for family physicians from across Canada.

Dr. John Rea completed his medical training in Ottawa, which included a family medicine residency and Certificate of Special Competence in Emergency Medicine. His comprehensive family medicine practice includes obstetrics and emergency medicine.

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