The Author

Dr. Frederick Voon is a Canadian Emergency physician who works in Victoria, B.C. He believes every patient should leave with information written down for them when they leave.

After graduating medical school in 2001, he completed residency training in Family Practice and Emergency Medicine. He has worked in clinic and hospital settings, both urban and rural, in British Columbia, Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and New Zealand.

Currently he is an executive of the Victoria Emergency Physicians Association and the hospital Medical Staff Association with special interests in patient education, information technology, mindfulness in medicine, business, and physician wellness.

He works closely with the Divisions of Family Practice: Transitions in Care with projects including Familiar Faces, which provides digital care plans for the most frequent users of local Emergency Departments.

A Clinical Assistant Professor with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, he enjoys teaching and personal as well as professional development. He has presented at conferences and volunteered with community organizations such as the YMCA Camp Thunderbird and the Victoria Minor Hockey Association.

Dr Voon has hosted screenings of documentaries including “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age” and “Us & Them” a film about homelessness and addictions.

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