Princeton’s ‘Ask the doctor’ evening is informative

Dr. David Smith engages Princeton residents in discussion about various health issues.

Dr. David Smith explains complications of diabetes and the importance of healthy diet and exercise to residents who attended the ‘Ask the Doctor’ evening held at the Seniors Branch #30 Hall on Wednesday

Dr. David Smith explains complications of diabetes and the importance of healthy diet and exercise to residents who attended the ‘Ask the Doctor’ evening held at the Seniors Branch #30 Hall on Wednesday

Dr. David Smith engaged residents in discussion about various health issues last Wednesday at the Seniors Hall.

The primary discussion was on the genetics of diabetes. “It is a real scourge,” said Dr. Smith, “we’ve got to fight this.”

Dr. Smith went on to explain the importance of proper diet and exercise in combating this unnecessary affliction.

He then answered questions in regards to various general health concerns like; gout, muscle pain, fibromyalgia and magnesium deficiency.

The topic of the Princeton Hospital Emergency Room was discussed, beginning with Dr. Smith informing those present that as of April 1, he “does not do emergency anymore.” There will be a doctor working in the ER in his place.

Dr. Smith said he, “feels confident that things will turn out very well.” (With the ER) He extended praise to residents for their initiatives over the past year, to Interior Health for their work and to the government for the latest initiative in doctor recruitment.($100,000 signing bonus)

Dr. Smith said he would be happy to hold ‘Ask the Doctor’ again. Watch for the next date.