Dr. Dedeshya Holowenko speaks to us about challenges for physicians in delivering good health care to their women clients in B.C., Canada and globally due to the impact of the Women’s Health Initiative and differences in funding for Women’s Health application across provinces. She provides insight into how patients and practitioners can navigate the system for the most efficient, effective outcomes.
About Dr. Dedeshya Holowenko
Dr. Holowenko is a family physician with a special interest in Women’s Health. She has worked in a specialty menopause clinic for over 10 years. She maintains her family practice, but also accept referrals for contraception management including IUD’s, pelvic pain, irregular bleeding, menstrual issues, sexual health, hormonal health and weight management. She is the board chair of the North Shore Division of Family Practice. She is the co-creator of Medvoice.ca, an app that assists in efficiency and communication during a doctor’s visit. She is co-founder of FEMME.bc, the Federation for the Empowerment of Menopausal Women and Medical Education; a forum for educating patients and physicians about menopause.
Medvoice the app can be found at Medvoice.com. Created by Dr. Jonathon Hislop and Dr. Dedeshya Holowenko. Doctors and Patients: How do you like the Medvoice.ca App? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you think.
FEMME.bc is a non-profit foundation created by Dr. Dedeshya Holowenko and Dr. Natalie Gamache dedicated to the empowerment and education of the public and healthcare professionals on all topics pertaining to menopause. All proceeds of events will be reinvested in the foundation to pursue these objectives. Email FemmeBC@gmail.com.
Upcoming event: Me-No-Pause, A Survival Guide.
January 21, 2020 from 6:30 -8:30 PM at Vancouver Public Library (350 West Georgia Street). Tickets are $25. Click here to get your tickets!
Tickets may be available at the door.