COVID-19 is placing stress on Canada's public health system. Our clinic is starting to offer virtual care to make sure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively. This means that we will be using video and audio technologies for some patient visits rather than asking all patients to come into our office. Some of these technologies are provided by the Province. Others have been provided by vendors like Google, or Apple to help make discussions with your care provider as easy as possible during these difficult times. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to visit a hospital or other health care facility if necessary, for a physical examination.

We do our best to make sure that any information you give to us during virtual care visits is private and secure, but no video or audio tools are ever completely secure. There is an increased security risk that your health information may be intercepted or disclosed to third parties when using video or audio communications tools. To help us keep your information safe and secure, you can:

Understand that emails, calls, or texts you receive are not secure in the same way as a private appointment in an exam room.

Use a private computer/device (i.e., not an employer's or third party's computer/device), secure accounts, and a secure internet connection. For example, using a personal and encrypted email account is more secure than an unencrypted email account, and your access to the Internet on your home network will generally be more secure than an open guest Wi-Fi connection.

You should also understand that electronic communication is not a substitute for in-person communication or clinical examinations, where appropriate, or for attending the Emergency Department when needed (including for any urgent care that may be required).

If you are concerned about using video or audio tools for virtual care, you can ask our office to arrange for you to visit a different healthcare provider or other health care center where you can be seen in person. However, please note that visiting a health care provider in person comes with a higher risk of coming into contact with COVID-19 and the possibility of spreading the virus.

By providing your information, you agree to let us collect, use, or disclose your personal health information through video or audio communications (while following applicable privacy laws) in order to provide you with care. In particular, the following means of electronic communication may be used (identify all that apply): email, videoconferencing (including Skype, Facetime, etc.), text messaging (including instant messaging), website/portal, OnCall.

April 1, 2020

A note to our patients. We have suspended all in-office visits at this time due to COVID 19. However, if you have an appointment currently booked with our office you will receive a call 2 days prior to that appointments. We will advise you how we will be able to proceed. Wishing you and your family safety and vitality during this challenging time.

If you need a renewal your prescriptions during the COVID-19 #stayathome period, please have your pharmacy fax your renewal request. Our fax number is 905-639-7647. Be well!

Update About Our Office During This Outbreak of Corona Virus : March 15, 2020

On the advice of the Ministry of Health we are changing our office protocols to ensure minimization of risk to our patients and our staff.

Starting the week of March 16, 2020 we will try to change as many patients visits as we can to virtual electronic visits. Initially most will be by phone. There are some patients who have already made arrangements to come to the office and, if they do, we will see them, once again minimizing risks by using frequent hand washing and minimized personal contact.

For the majority of scheduled patients we will set up visits through OnCall Health. One of the problems with phone visits is that each person requires individualized attention and some visits unexpectedly may take longer than others. We will make every effort to keep on schedule but at times we may be delayed.

Dr Lawrence Komer
Medical Director
The Komer Clinics

COVID-19 Annoucement | Office Updates

Dr. Lawrence D. Komer Medical Professional Corporation

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Consulting

The Komer Clinics consult with corporations, insurance companies and the pharmaceutical industry to develop wellness programs and to further research on the applications of The Komer Method to various areas of healthcare.

As a physician with 40 years of experience in the field of obstetrics and gynecology, with particular expertise in hormonal therapy in both men and women, and now with treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injuries, Dr. Komer is in a unique position to assist corporations and organizations in their work.

Dr. Komer combines clinical experience in both hospital and office context as well as his work as a seminar instructor to provide insights on both men and women’s health in particular and healthcare in general.

Throughout his career Dr. Komer has continued his professional development through conferences and educational events.

Dr. Komer has provided leadership and served in a number professional associations and boards in the healthcare field locally, provincially and nationally.

Writing for both popular and professional publications reflects Dr. Komer’s commitment to assisting both the public and other health care professionals in their understanding of women’s and men’s health. Dr. Komer is skilled in preparing educational events, being a lecture and a facilitator in many of these.

Dr. Komer has had extensive media training. He has been in on the product launch of several new medications including very successful press conferences and media days. Three of these medications were Alesse, Estrogel and Prometrium.

One of Dr. Komer’s fortes is preparing a pharmaceutical sales staff for interaction with physicians about their pharmaceutical products. He takes a “real-life” as opposed to a theoretical approach, so that pharmacy reps are well prepared to detail their product.

Dr. Komer curriculum vitae may be found here

Dr. Larry and Joan Komer are also well-known as excellent seminar presenters in the areas of women’s health, men’s health and well-being. They are also part of the Strategic Seminars group www.strategic–seminars.com.

For more information on The Komer Clinics, please contact us at:

Dr. Larry Komer, MD
The Komer Clinics
1418 Ontario Street
Burlington, ON L7S 1G4

We Are Moving October 1, 2018

New Address

Cedar Springs Medical Professional Centre
960 Cumberland Ave.
Suite E
Burlington, ON Canada L7N 3J6

Office 905-639-2571
Fax 905-639-7647
info@drkomer.com
Appointments are made by phone or by referral from your physician. Please do not request appointments by email.