What to expect at your next in office visit… We have recently updated our booking procedures to ensure the safety of our patients, staff, and physicians. We will continue to encourage telephone or virtual visits for most appointments while only allowing in office appointments where necessary. We are, however, gradually reopening office visits for well baby […]

We are very happy to inform all of our patients that as of May 19th, 2020 we are able to begin the process of allowing more patients to have in-person visits with our physicians. Steps we are taking to ensure the safety of our patients, physicians and staff include: – Social distancing in the office – […]

Dr. Ip is still accepting dermatology referrals during COVID-19. All referrals will be triaged and booked as either an in-person visit if deemed urgent (eg, suspect melanomas, squamous cell carcinomas) or virtual appointment if appropriate (eg. acne, rosacea, facial rashes, eczema, psoriasis, melasma).  Patients may be offered telephone appointments if they are able to email […]

Many patients have been calling our office with questions and concerns about if they have Covid-19. Below is relevant as of March 17, 2020 Change in COVID-19 testing   Our new guidelines for testing can be found on the BCCDC COVID-19 Care Lab Testing website. These guidelines are based on prioritization of symptomatic patients for whom testing […]

  Telehealth: video visits with your Family Physician In response to social distancing measures advised by our public health officials our doctors will now offer our patients convenient online video appointments during regular office hours. You can access our services from anywhere, via most computer or mobile devices with a stable internet connection. Telemedicine visits are covered by […]

We are currently monitoring the developing situation around COVID-19. Unfortunately our office is unable to properly isolate potential cases and in order to reduce risk for our high-risk patients, we have to send our patients to another facility to be screened if they believe they may be effected by COVID-19. Please do not go to the […]

Dear Patients, In light of the current concern regarding the coronavirus, we are abiding by College recommendations to remove all reading materials from the office (magazines, children’s books) which can harbour the virus and increase risk of spread. We have free wifi in the office so please bring your iPhones, iPads and own reading materials […]