About Dr. Kate Everdell
I went to McMaster University in Hamilton for medical school, and then on to the Northern Ontario School of Medicine for my family medicine residency, where I was based in the rural stream, in Bracebridge. I’m thrilled to now be practicing in Port Hope.
I’m a firm believer in prevention, which means I’m keen on good screening tests when we have them, and vaccinations. I also try to practice “evidence-based medicine”. Essentially, this means ordering tests, and prescribing medications (or not) based on scientific studies on people like you, which have shown that the benefits outweigh the risks.
Everything we do in medicine involves weighing the risks and benefits and I think it’s important we have discussions about these as we work together to make decisions for your health.
Here’s what I hope you can expect from me:
- I will try to be on time. I will not always succeed with this, but please know I will try my best.
- I will explain why I’m doing things – tests, medications, etc. Similarly, I’ll explain if I’m not doing something you thought I would. You should always feel free to ask me questions if you don’t understand what I’m talking about, or why we’re taking a certain course of action.
- I will be open-minded when you come to me with your problems – please know you can talk to me about anything.
In return, I hope I can expect the same from you. Please be on time, and recognize that our appointment time together will be limited. If you have a number of issues to discuss, it’s unlikely we’ll get to all of them within one appointment, but we can schedule another one. And please try to remain open-minded if the plan we make together differs from what you’ve done in the past, or what you expected.
I look forward to helping you be well for many years to come.