Tag: Dr. Ralph Strother

Dr. Ralph Strother, Sport Medicine

Dr. Ralph Strother, Sport Medicine

By INLIV | Family Physicians | INcare | TOTAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

Meet Dr. Ralph Strother, MD, CCFP, FCFP, Diploma Sport Medicine

While many of us are cruising the Stampede grounds and watching the rodeo events and chuckwagon races, Dr. Ralph Strother will have a close-up view of the action. In addition to his work at INLIV, Dr. Strother is also a physician assisting the Canadian Pro Rodeo Sport Medicine Team.

July 4, 2018

Shingles and the new vaccine

Shingles and the new vaccine

By Dr. Ralph Strother | Medical Doctor | INcare | HEALTH

It often starts as an unusual pain, maybe some tingling… and then a rash sets in. Shingles! While it may be common (almost one in three Canadians may be affected by shingles), it can be quite painful. And, too often, some fail to realize that the pain from shingles can last for months – long after the rash has healed.

As a physician, I have been watching Shingrix – the newest vaccine against shingles – through the late Phase III trials and approval. Interestingly, Canada was the first country to approve the new vaccine, and our physician team here at INLIV had it on order as soon as the announcement of its approval for use in Canada in October 2017.

February 2, 2018

Small steps to health

Small steps to health

By Dr. Ralph Strother | Medical Doctor | INcare | HEALTH

Research shows it takes 21 days to form a new habit, so, how are you doing with your good intentions for 2018? Are you struggling? It happens to all of us. My best advice is to start by making small changes toward improving your health and wellness. Small successes build large victories.

January 18, 2018