Dukoral: Worth it for Traveler’s Diarrhea?

Dukoral: Worth it for Traveler’s Diarrhea?

Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is one of the most common afflictions to befall visitors to foreign countries, and while symptoms are usually nothing to worry about, the shadow it casts over your vacation may linger. Most often, traveler's diarrhea is caused by one...

Typhoid: Is it Worth Getting Vaccinated?

Typhoid: Is it Worth Getting Vaccinated?

Typhoid is an infectious disease spread by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. Its key symptom is a high fever. It can also be accompanied by stomach pain, headaches, constipation or diarrhea, and rashes—rose spots—on the torso. It is a systemic illness, meaning it affects...

When it comes to travel vaccines, it pays to shop around.

When it comes to travel vaccines, it pays to shop around.

As more and more Canadians flock to exotic destinations this summer, questions and concerns about the need for travel vaccines are on the rise. Going to popular tourist destinations may put travelers at risk for contracting common preventable diseases, such as malaria...

A Few Simple Steps to Protect Yourself During Your Trip.

A Few Simple Steps to Protect Yourself During Your Trip.

Traveling can be exciting and freeing. Unfortunately, many destinations offer a number of reasons to be cautious and require some planning and precautions to avoid unwanted surprises. Here are some simple things you can do to protect yourself and your family and to only come back with unforgettable memories.

How Telehealth Improves the Overall Healthcare System

How telehealth increases access to care, eliminates efficiency of healthcare systems, and improves quality of care. MDKonsult provides services such as prescription renewals, travel consultations for vaccines, and doctors notes – all conducted by computer or phone from the comfort of one’s home.

Who to Talk to about Mental Health

Mental health issues can be extremely confusing and discouraging. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), almost everyone deals with it in one-way or another even if they don’t realize or acknowledge it.

Pros & Cons of Online Therapy and Counseling

Mental health issues can be extremely confusing and discouraging. One of the biggest hurdles in dealing with mental health is the attitude that people do not have the right to feel this way and feeling like one is alone. Online therapy can be an easy convenient way to access professional counseling.
Need a doctor’s note? You can now get it online.

Need a doctor’s note? You can now get it online.

Introducing DrSickNotes, a simple online service from MDKonsult to get a doctor’s note. It’s simple. You book an appointment, pick the exact time for a doctor to call you, they call you to verify you're sick, write you a prescription if needed, and privately send you the doctor’s note that you need.

What we learnt launching a Canadian telemedicine clinic

People want to see their doctor online. Whether it’s for prescription refills, requisition forms, sick notes, or simple medical questions - a good number of GP visits today can be replaced by online consultations. So why isn’t this happening today and how do we make...

Infographics: The Benefit of Endovascular Therapy for Stroke

I just posted an article on the ground-breaking ESCAPE trial in ischemic stroke on the Calgary Herald. Dynamic infographics are a simple but powerful tool to communicate complicated medical information - like clinical trial data - to patients and their families in an...