Over the years, my friend Dr. Murray Waldman and I have hosted a community event for new and experienced parents, caregivers and even parents-to-be who want to know more about dealing with medical emergencies. We call it "The Doctor Is In".
Perhaps there are times when you think you should take your child to the local Emergency Department but you're just not sure if it's necessary. Maybe your child has developed a sudden fever or bumped his or her head or inserted some inanimate object up the nose and you're unsure what to do.
In an effort to help answer some of these questions, offer creative solutions and in the process avoid unnecessary visits to the local hospital, we'd be pleased to present this event in your community. Your child's day care centre, nursery school or play group, or maybe even you might like to act as host. If so, please call or email and I’ll help set it up. Any size group is welcome to call.
I'm pleased to sponsor the event, free of charge. You tell me where and how many are to attend and I'll make the arrangements and provide refreshments. Dr. Waldman and I have done this many times before and those who attend return home much better informed and relaxed about being a parent or child caregiver.
The good doctor is engaging, funny and extremely knowledgeable. After 30 years as Chief of Emergency Services at North York General and Toronto East General Hospitals, he has stories, answers and suggestions that you'll be sure to find very helpful, informative and amusing. Besides his experience in Emergency Services, Dr. Waldman has been a coroner with the Province of Ontario, a stroke specialist at the St. John's Rehabilitation Hospital and a celebrated author of Dying for a Hamburger (How Modern Meat Packing led to an epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease).