Dr. Vera Cheung, BSc, MD, CCFP

 I received my Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Alberta.  My residency training was completed at University of Manitoba.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, travelling and exercising.  Do you know I hold a certificate of Culinary Arts from George Brown College?  I also enjoy reading about personal finance, especially about investing.

 

GENERAL INFO:

I encourage all my patients to call my clinic for all their health concerns.

Please keep in mind, if I’m not available, you can always book an appointment with other physicians in the clinic – just ask the staff!  It is always better to have all your medical information at one place.  This helps to reduce medication errors, avoid unnecessary medical tests, and improve your health care experience.  Please understand that your information at walk-in clinic is not automatically shared with our system.

 

USEFUL LINKS


Diabetes, Prediabetes

Having diabetes is not the end of the world!  Please understand – the “diabetic diet” is really just healthy eating – that is, ALL of us should eat this way.  It is not a special diet.  ALL of us should exercise.  Check out this website from the Canadian Diabetes Association for more tips and information on diabetes, healthy lifestyle and community resources.

 

Hypertension

Want to know more about what your blood pressure mean to you?  Wondering what you can do to lower your blood pressure through lifestyle changes?  Check out this website.  

 

Flu Vaccine

Get the facts on the seasonal flu, flu shot safety, and who are most at risk for the flu (young children, 65 years or older, pregnant women, and those with underlying health conditions).  Be informed and get vaccinated!

 

Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Get the facts on pap test, cervical cancer screening, and colposcopy.  This is a Manitoba website, but the information on  pap test, results, and colposcopy is the same across the provinces.  The follow up procedure for abnormal pap results can vary by province.  Please speak with your health care provider about the recommended follow up for your pap test result.

 

Pregnant or has kids in the Peel health region?  Check out the above websites for health info and community resources.

 

Very good web resource about medications use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

 

Health Canada’s recommendations on proper nutrition during pregnancy and breastfeeding

 

Information regarding sexual health, including contraception information.

 

Feeling the flashes?  Trouble dealing with all your menopausal symptoms?  Look no further than this trusted website by the Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada.

 

Ontario’s new funded Fertility Program information

 

Kids Health

Want some tips on how to deal with your picky eater, disciplining your child, or reducing vaccination pain?  Check out this website created by the Canadian Pediatric Society.  This website is designed for the general public.

 

Great website developed by Sick Kids Hospital for the general public.  Highly recommend.

 

18 month routine well child visit is one of the most important appointment in the first 2 years of your baby’s life.  This is the time to identify any problems in development and behaviours, as early interventions lead to better outcomes.   Please check out this website to help you better prepare for your child’s 18 month visit.

 

Canadian Pediatric Society website

 

Lifestyle, Nutrition

This website contains very good information about nutrition, proper eating, weight loss, exercising etc.

 

 

This can help you choose healthy foods on your plate!

 

 

Colon Cancer Screening – Everyone over age 50, or earlier if you are at risk.  Get screened – do not delay!

 

Liver Disease

Get the facts on liver disease and prevention.

 

Osteoporosis

Home

Wondering how to get enough calcium and vitamin D for health bones?  Want to know what type of exercises can strengthen your bones?  Check out this excellent website.