Hi there! I’m a recent graduate from medical school, and this is my website. I live in Calgary, but my real home is in Old Masset, Haida Gwaii. The goal of this website is to create awareness about certain health issues in Canada. I have a blog that will keep you up to date with interesting medical information, I encourage you to follow me on Twitter or Facebook. I promise I will deliver good information!
I just finished my Masters degree in Health Science at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. It is a fantastic degree that has an emphasis on clinical epidemiology (the study of where disease comes from). I have learned from this degree how to find accurate medical information and summarize it for all people to understand. The information posted in my blog is all accurate medical information that comes from randomized control trials, systematic reviews and cochrane reviews.
There are many health issues that I hold close to my heart in Canada. Some topics that will be discussed are obesity, depression, diet, exercise, brain health and social determinants of health. I believe health and happiness should be for everyone and I hope to give some good ideas on how to live a complete and happy life.
Other topics of discussion will stem from the Aboriginal population. Suicide being one of the top issues and my campaign to bring more awareness to this issue will be posted on this website in the near future. In no way am I trying to discriminate anyone or any population. I am only wanting to educate and bring better health care to everyone who reads this website. I hope to leave every person that I meet better than I found them whether that be meeting through this website or in person. I hope you have a fantastic day and cheers to healthy and prosperous life!
Dr. Peter Eppinga, B. Kin., MHSc, M.D.