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Putting Off Routine Medical Appointments Because of Coronavirus? Go Now, Doctors Say

August 19, 2020
by Global News

Now’s the time to catch up on any routine tests, screening and care you might have postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak, doctors say.

Unlike at the beginning of the pandemic, case loads in Canada are relatively low — but with numbers rising in B.C. and elsewhere, this might be the perfect time to do routine appointments in case things get worse again and doctors have to re-prioritize to focus on the pandemic.

“We’ve got a window,” said Dr. David Price, chair of McMaster University’s Department of Family Medicine and chair of a provincial advisory board on primary care. “Is it going to be six weeks? Is it going to be three months? None of us really know yet.

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