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Brian W. Rotenberg

Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Western University and Expert Advisor, EvidenceNetwork.ca

Dr. Brian W. Rotenberg is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery at Western University, London, Ontario.
Medical Want Or Medical Need? Our Healthcare System Hangs In The

Medical Want Or Medical Need? Our Healthcare System Hangs In The Balance

As patients are becoming more knowledgeable about their own care, and as doctors develop a wider array of options available to treat diseases, the costs are increasing. So it may be time to better distinguish between medically necessary care and optional care, for the sake of our country's limited health care budget going forward. It's a discussion worth having.
01/08/2016 10:10 EST
We Need to Curb Our Use of

We Need to Curb Our Use of Antibiotics

The overwhelming majority of these incredibly common infections are caused by viruses -- that is, they will not respond to antibiotics -- so I don't routinely offer antibiotic treatments. When patients hear they won't be getting an antibiotic many become surprised and often upset. I then spend time counselling them about why antibiotics are, in most cases, the wrong treatment choice.
07/19/2015 09:29 EDT