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Seven health fads you may want to reconsider

We have all seen fads take over the media, but are any of them really worth trying? Is it possible that some of them may even be dangerous?

Last updated: Tuesday, July 7, 2020

The most up-to-date information on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in Alberta and British Columbia can be found at the following websites: Alberta Health Services COVID-19 BC Centre for Disease Control Copeman Centres: We are excited to announce that we have resumed a number of in-clinic appointments at our Centres. As part of this process, we […]

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2019 Preventative Healthcare Post-Secondary Scholarship Winners

Scholarship 2019 This year Copeman Healthcare was excited to award our second annual post-secondary scholarship. In 2019 we increased the grants to three worthy students in British Columbia and Alberta. We were delighted to see the quantity and quality of great applications across both provinces. 130 students wrote short essays on how they hope to […]

Dr. Rose Martel supports Summer Universiade Games in Italy

Dr. Rose Martel recently supported the International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer Universiade Games held in Italy this past July as part of Team Canada’s core medical team.

New Copeman Healthcare Centre to open in Calgary

Copeman Healthcare to open 20,000 square foot Centre of Excellence in Calgary

Learn about the new programs and services coming to Copeman Healthcare

Sanda Islik of Copeman Healthcare recently took on a new role as Director, Programs and Services. Sanda discusses what exactly the role entails and what it means for clients at Copeman Healthcare.

Claim & receive with eClaims

Copeman is pleased to now offer direct billing to 10 major insurers, covering 85% of privately insured Canadians

Staff spotlight with Dr. Tracy Thomson: Medical mission to Ukewere Island

Dr. Thomson recently went on a medical mission to Ukewere Island, Africa where she spent three weeks providing much-needed care to the rural population

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Copeman Healthcare Announces Company Growth with Addition of Three New Physicians

Copeman Healthcare is delighted to welcome Dr. Lauren Fineman, Dr. Jenn Kirker, and Dr. Gerhard Strydom as its newest physicians. All three physicians will be active members of the Copeman roster by January 2019 and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will accelerate Copeman’s growth trajectory through the new year.

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A peek inside the bold new world of personalized healthcare

From VancouverSun.com, November 2017 For many, the inconvenience of hurried, all-too-brief doctor visits means more Canadians are exploring comprehensive options for their healthcare. Vancouver’s Copeman Healthcare is leading the way into a bold new world of comprehensive care. Open since 2005, Copeman Healthcare’s Vancouver clinic is one of four locations in Western Canada. The clinic’s […]

Copeman Healthcare named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures!

We are very pleased to announce that Copeman Healthcare has been named one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures!

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2018 Preventative Healthcare Post-Secondary Scholarship Winners

Scholarship 2018 This year Copeman Healthcare was excited to create a new post-secondary scholarship for two worthy students in British Columbia and Alberta. We didn’t know what to expect in year one but were pleasantly surprised by both the quantity and quality of great applications across both provinces. 148 students wrote essays on how they […]

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Exercising in Poor Air Quality: 10 Things You Should Know

With an extreme air quality advisory in place, many are still wondering whether or not it’s safe to continue to exercise. Here’s what you need to know!

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Copeman pleased to announce onsite consultations with compounding pharmacist Ying Wang

Copeman pleased to announce onsite consultations with compounding pharmacist Ying Wang

Staff Spotlight: Melanie Portal, Kinesiologist

Melanie Portal, a kinesiologist at the Copeman Healthcare Centre in Vancouver, recently completed her Masters of Kinesiology at UBC

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Staff Spotlight: Lisa Kirk

We spoke with Lisa Kirk, Director, Clinical Service Integration, about her role at Copeman Healthcare and her recent achievements

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Copeman staff strive for excellence with further education

Copeman staff are continually pursuing new ways to provide the best possible care for their patients and clients. Here are some of the Copeman staff members who are currently going above and beyond to pursue further education and how they plan to utilize their new skills.

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BC College of Family Physicians’ My Family Doctor Award

We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who took the time to write heart-felt nomination letters about your Copeman physicians. Four doctors from our Vancouver team were thrilled to be nominated this year.

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How successful companies protect their most important asset – the health of their executives

Comprehensive employee wellness – particularly for those in the C suite – is an often overlooked priority that more and more companies are discovering is a key aspect of long-term strategy for success.

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How one young Edmonton soccer star recovered from possible career-ending injury

As an active 14-year-old, Carly Johnston has had her share of bruises and pulled muscles. But when she rolled her ankle and heard a “pop” during a recent soccer game, her mom, Giovanna, knew that this injury would likely take more than a bag of frozen peas to fix. Luckily, as clients of Copeman Healthcare […]

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Copeman Healthcare Once Again Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Business Excellence

For the second year in a row, Copeman Healthcare was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for excellence in business performance.

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6 things you still need to know about Zika Virus

Nurse Practitioner & Travel Health Nurse, Amra Dizdarevic presents the LATEST information on how best to protect yourself should you plan to travel to areas where Zika virus transmission occurs.

BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

BC senior ‘poster child’ for healthy lifestyle transformation

“I have the heart of a 20 year old,” says BC senior, Margaret Rees after overcoming high blood pressure and revitalizing her health. Read her story here.

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Redefining Wellness

Today, when people refer to the concept of “wellness”, they usually describe a state of integrated psychological and physical health. But there is much more to true wellness than this.

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It’s never too late to change your lifestyle: Going for weightlifting gold – at the age of 78

“Don doesn’t believe he would still be alive if he didn’t visit Copeman Healthcare when he did.” 78 year old LifePlus client, Don Vaughan, shares his journey from heart attack to weightlifting champion with the help of his Copeman care team.

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Looking for expert, individualized physiotherapy? We’ve got you covered

Copeman physiotherapists are committed to keeping you mobile and injury-free so that you can stay healthy and active for years to come – find out what makes us unique.

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Best Doctors Program now offered at Copeman Healthcare

Copeman Healthcare is pleased to announce even more peace of mind for you and your family in times of medical uncertainty. Our new partnership with Best Doctors® in Canada provides coverage for private diagnostic imaging services and expert medical advice that complements the care already provided by the Copeman team.

Copeman Healthcare Named One of Canada's Best Managed Companies for Business Excellence

Copeman Healthcare Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies for Business Excellence

Copeman Healthcare was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies in 2015 for excellence in business performance. The Best Managed program recognizes Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $10 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

What's new at Copeman in 2016?

What’s new at Copeman in 2016?

We always strive to give you the high-quality experience you know and expect from Copeman. Find out what’s coming in 2016 to help enhance your Copeman experience.

Zika Virus: What you need to know

Zika Virus: What you need to know

With Zika disease in the news, we’re getting more questions from clients about what this means to them. Here are some commonly asked questions and answers.

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Personalized clinics are a game changer for Vancouver CEO: How he lost 28 lbs and took his health back

By prioritizing his health, transforming his diet and making physical fitness part of his daily life, Copeman client John Cooper lost 28lbs and brought his health numbers back into a normal range.

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Mark Gelfer Speaks at Prestigious Hypertension Conferences

Dr. Gelfer is currently serving as interim board member on The World Hypertension League and as a Recommendations Task Force Member for the Canadian Hypertension Education Program (CHEP). This fall, Dr. Gelfer will speak at three prestigious national hypertension conferences about the new CHEP Guidelines.

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Speed skating president gets back on track at 65

Jim was able to get his health back under control by breaking realistic goals down into manageable steps. Within a month, he saw visible results. In six months, he had lost 23 pounds and his waistline had shrunk by almost three inches!

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Get the most from LifePlus: Spotlight on Registered Dietitians

The first tip for making the most of your dietitian visit is overcoming the fear that you are visiting the food police.

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Fact or Fiction: Dispelling the Myths of Immunization

The resurgence of preventable diseases emphasizes the importance of understanding the facts before making informed decisions on a matter that can have serious health implications for you, your family and your community.

Fact or Fiction? Your guide to common immunization misconceptions

Fact or Fiction? Your guide to common immunization misconceptions

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention. So with such impressive results, why are our immunization rates dropping? Often because of these common misconceptions.

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The non-smoker’s guide to lung cancer: how to protect yourself from the invisible killer

About 16 per cent of lung cancer deaths, or 3,000 cases per year in Canada, occur in non-smokers. The leading cause of lung cancer in non-smokers is an invisible, tasteless, odourless gas called radon, which exists in harmful levels in almost 7 per cent of homes in Canada.

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Copeman Healthcare honoured in North Shore’s Profile’s of Excellence

Copeman Healthcare was selected for excellence in healthcare in West Vancouver. In this brief video Les Jickling fills us in on what makes Copeman Healthcare unique.

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Copeman Healthcare honoured as a diverse and vibrant business leader in Vancouver

Copeman Healthcare Centre was selected for excellence in healthcare and in this short video Dr. Beth Donaldson tells us a little bit more about Copeman Healthcare’s focus on prevention.

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Calls for restricting the marketing of unhealthy foods to children ignored by policy makers: What can we do?

Copeman Healthcare physician, Mark Gelfer, MD, CCFP, FCFP, along with Eric Mang, MPA; Tara Duhaney, MHSc and Norm Campbell, MD,FRCPC, address the impact on our health, the health of our children and the action required to address the federal government regulations over the marketing of unhealthy foods.

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

Study shows increased contact with health care providers may be key to improving outcomes for type 2 diabetes patient

A recent 18-month study conducted by Copeman Healthcare revealed that increased regular contact between patients and health care providers is enabling them to achieve higher “treat to target” rates for type 2 diabetes than the national average.

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Lessons our mothers would have taught us… had they known

Not only is Mother’s Day a time to give flowers and appreciation, it presents an opportunity to think about the important lessons recently learned in women’s health that could be passed on from mothers to daughters for generations to come.

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2013 Accelerating Primary Care Conference

The Accelerating Primary Care Conference is an inspiring event where participants learn about the latest developments in primary care in Alberta.

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Copeman Healthcare honoured in Vancouver’s Profiles of Excellence

Since 2005, Copeman Healthcare Centre has been breathing new life into the old adage that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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Remember Movember:

Thanks to organizations like “Movember” and other forward thinking healthcare entities, the turning of the leaves signals the time to focus on men’s health – specifically prevention and early detection of prostate Cancer.

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Team-based preventative medicine to reduce long-term risk of disease

It may sound a bit like a paradox but when you’re healthy that’s just the time to start thinking about a prevention plan.

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Calgary clinic spared by floods, closed for 5 days due to general power outage

Our hearts go out to the many people that were affected by water damage and power outages. We hope that you and your families, friends & colleagues have remained safe during these challenging times.

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Vancouver man gets long overdue diagnosis from mysterious symptoms

When Jason Watt’s regular clinic did not adequately address several ongoing health concerns, he decided it was time to try an alternative – private healthcare.