GP links

A list of links I use regularly when working as a GP in British Columbia. Suggestions welcome!

Clinical

Administrative

Pathways BC

Drug Search: price, whether covered, whether special authority needed

PharmaCare: formulary search; drugs requiring special authority

First Nations supplementary formulary (PDF), OTC meds (PDF)

Nexplanon compassionate program (PDF)

Driver medical fitness info

WorkSafe BC resources (including rehab guides, forms, billing guide)

Addiction medicine prescription examples

Medical assistance in dying (MAiD) provincial info and forms • College FAQ and practice standardCriminal Code section 241

MOST (VCH form)

Advice

RACE (Rapid Access to Consultative Expertise) — quick telephone specialist advice

dr2dr for eCASE (like RACE but secure messages)

Real Time Virtual Support (RTVS): includes emergency medicine (RUDi), critical care (ROSe), maternity and newborn (MaBAL), paediatrics (CHARLiE). Also quick reply pathways’ for dermatology, haematology, myofascial pain, post-Covid-19 recovery, rheumatology, and thrombosis.

Dermatology:

Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line (24/7)

Compass for child and youth mental health and substance use advice

Resources for patients

Foundry: counselling for people aged 12 — 24

Chronic pain: painbc.ca, tamethebeast.org

Sleep hygeine (PDF)

Plantar fasciitis leaflet (Arthritis Research UK PDF)

Medical abortion instructions, infographic, diary (from National Abortion Federation). Clinical info above.

Self-Management BC (chronic pain, chronic conditions, DM2, cancer)

FNHA counsellors (PDF, prepared by Klemtu nursing station)

Low-cost/free counselling in Vancouver (PDF)

Emergency medicine patient discharge sheets

Billing

Simplified fee guide (BC Family Doctors)

Common billing codes (PDF cheat-sheet I prepared for a previous job)

Telehealth fee codes (BC Family doctors)


  1. Courtesy of Ezekial Steve.↩︎

  2. Courtesy of EMCrit.↩︎

  3. Courtesy of EM Updates.↩︎