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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The Masters Men’s Clinic was established in 2003 when there were very few clinics catering specifically to men’s health. Dr. Komer took his expertise on women’s hormonal issues, studied the rather limited information on men’s hormonal health, met with world experts and founded the Masters Men’s Clinic. Since then the clinic has seen and treated more than 6000 men from all across Canada and learned a great deal about men’s health and well-being. Dr. Komer has lectured both in Canada and internationally on men’s hormonal health.

Many physicians and most men think that testosterone affects only sex and muscles. They also have heard about athletes using illegal steroids and jump to the conclusion that the same goes for testosterone restoration therapy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Optimal testosterone levels are mandatory for consistently good function of the heart, blood vessels, brain, skeleton, blood, genitourinary tract, skin and almost every other body system. In particular the brain is very rich in receptors for testosterone; therefore with low testosterone levels there is an increased risk of depression, anxiety, irritability, loss of competitive drive, decreased concentration and foggy thinking and a lack of interest in going to social gatherings. The commonest feature of low testosterone that we see is fatigue. There can also be sleep disturbance, loss of muscle, increase joint pain and muscle ache, headache, pounding heart, hot flashes and sweats, an increase in breast tissue and an increase in weight. A lowering of sex drive and erectile dysfunction are common symptoms.

The Masters Men’s Clinic has developed its own proprietary detailed questionnaire called the Masters Andropause Screening Index© that each patient completes. This not only allows us to see all of the patients symptoms but it also shows to what degree each one is affecting the man. This gives us a score out of 250; we can redo the questionnaire after treatment to show the usual considerable improvement. In addition, each patient completes a depression index. It is very common for us to uncover an underlying depression that neither the man nor his physician have diagnosed. For example, of the last 26 new patients that I have seen, 22 have depression and only five have been clinically diagnosed prior to seeing us. Testosterone replacement will often clear depression and improve mood that antidepressants may not help.

The Masters Men’s Clinic not only restores testosterone but also checks other hormone levels that may need optimization. In appropriate individuals, we also use natural supplements where there is good scientific evidence for the treatments safety and effectiveness.