GP links

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

Clinical

UpToDate

CVD risk calculatorEPIRxISK

Cognitive testing: Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA PDF); Mini-COG (PDF)

Hypertension Canada home BP form (PDF)

BCCSU guidelines: opioid use disorderalcohol use disorderdays between’ calculator

Alcohol use disorder: quick guide (PDF; start on third page)

BC Covid vaccination: resource list, Q&A, Pfizer, Moderna

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)

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.

ConsultDERM — dermatology advice online

Teledermatology — another online dermatology advice service

Addiction Medicine Clinician Support Line (24/7)

Compass for child and youth mental health and substance use advice

Resources for patients

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.↩︎