No matter who I see, no matter what age group, when we’re talking about preventative health, women will say, ‘I know I’m supposed to do that, but I just don’t have the time.’
It’s a paradigm that Dr. Vivien Brown has been dealing with throughout her long career. She’s been a family physician in Toronto for more than 35 years, and is the Vice President for Medical Affairs of Medisys Corporate Health, a national network of medical clinics dedicated to preventative health care. In her practice, she hears a variety of explanations from women regarding what makes them “too busy” ― from work demands to raising kids to taking care of elderly parents. Her response to each one is the same.