Monday October 27, 2008
Coming Soon: The 'Ask Dr. Brian" Show
Our current season of White Coat, Black Art wraps at the end of December. We hope it's been an illuminating experience that you've enjoyed hearing as much as we've enjoyed presenting. Since the show debuted in June 2007, we've given you an insider's view health care -- warts and all. Your feedback has ranged from understanding to understandable anger.
Before we take our leave, as a way of saying thanks, we want to turn an entire show over to you. Got a burning question, a nitpick or a pet peeve about the health care system that we haven't covered thus far? Have we got a show for you!
Give us a call at 1-866-648-6714. When you call in, please give us your name, where you live, and the question you want us to answer, and your phone number in case we need more information. We'll choose the the most interesting questions and put our crack team to work trying to get you an answer or at least an explanation.
Though we prefer voicemail questions, we'll take email questions too. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, no queries about your diagnosis and treatment. We're only looking for questions from your individual experience with the health care system asking why it runs the way it does.
If we answer your question on the air, we'll send you a White Coat, Black Art bone as our way of saying thanks.
Previous Comments (3)
I always wonder why when folks talk about healthcare they don't talk aboutissues of occupational safety for healthcare providers.there are so many hazards ranging from biological (SARS for example) to violence (patients or associates of patients)..Patient handling is the greatest contributor to loss time in healthcare and is a major consideration for patient safety. When it comes to worry about care giver safety it is often given short shrift by the health care system from the dept of health down. I finds this odd inthat it involves loss control and patient care.Jim, October 27, 2008 1:38 PM
My grandaughter was ill in Ontario and went to alocal clinic where she received fast and good service. I was told that she could not get surgery here for her condition but would have return to Alberta where she was a nurse. QUestion why can we not be accepted for treatment equillywithin the heaalth care system. We then have to have out of country insurance to go out of Province Is this so? and is so why?Jean Thiele, November 3, 2008 12:44 PM
Experience with Saskatchewan Health care.
I am a riding instructor that risks being thrown or hurt by horses I train. In 2003 this happened when I was considering moving to this province from Ontario. I was seriously hurt on the right side of my back along the lumbars. Well after sucking it up for 2 weeks, horse people do this, I went into spasm of pain I have never felt since and was taken to hospital in Regina. My health card from Ontario was accepted no problems...no up front charges..like happen in Ontario or QUebec if you change provinces temporarily. They were concerned I had broken ribs..I was seen in 20 mins, and given excellent treatment and care. I ended up with muscle damage and was told to rest for 2 weeks.
In 3 days I was riding again... after only 1 day on pain killers which I didn't want anyway.
The point is Sask honors universal health care. The hospital was cleaner, more modern and quiet than anything I have seen in Ontario.
I have since moved here and dealt with the health care system which has been consistently good to excellent.Erin Fletcher, November 3, 2008 1:26 PM