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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Public Seminars

Self-Esteem Seminar

Be Menopositive:

Dr. Komer and his wife Joan have presented this dynamic and transformative seminar over 100 times in nine provinces with more than 35,000 attendees. They have donated the more than $35,000 that was collected as the voluntary admission fee to women’s shelters in the cities where they have spoken. The attendees rated the seminar very good or excellent in the 98% of the satisfaction questionnaires.

Joan Komer trained with Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame. Her entertaining and engaging style is motivational and encouraging. Being in menopause herself, she is an excellent role model for other women in the same phase of life. Her message is one of positivity and hope. Her practical examples and suggestions on how to thrive during the menopausal years apply to every stage of life.

Women’s Health Seminar

Dr. Komer’s portion of the seminar presents the very latest and accurate scientific information concerning menopause in a form that allows those in the audience to understand the topic, to discard the many myths concerning menopause and to take charge of their personal healthcare. Dr Komer discusses why hormones that are identical to those that women made for all of the years before menopause are the ones he uses to ensure health and vitality. He translates what he has learned in 40 years of practice and outlines a template to guide women safely through this very important and rewarding time of their lives.

Be Andropositive:

Men’s Health Seminar

This is the seminar that Dr. Komer has presented to many public groups as well as physicians and other healthcare professionals. It takes a very positive look at Andropause or low testosterone levels. The seminar addresses the major benefits of testosterone replacement in men who have low testosterone and are feeling fatigued, sleepy, sore and lacking the vitality that they previously had. There is much controversial information about low testosterone but this seminar cuts through all the inaccurate media presentations as well as many incorrect concepts generally held. Dr. Komer points out the serious health issues such as an increased risk of stroke, heart attack and depression that go along with low testosterone. He talks about the particular need for testosterone of the brain and the heart. Dr. Komer presents his own results on treating depression with testosterone in the men he has seen. There is an average of 68.4% improvement of their moods without antidepressants. Heart attack and stroke are substantially reduced and a summary of 40 years of scientific research are discussed to prove the point. He presents the very latest information so that it is easily understood and it allows each man to customize his path back to better health and happiness.

A Paradigm Shift in Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury: Hormonal Restoration

Many patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) hit the wall in their recovery and do not get completely better. Within three months of a concussion, 56% of patients have abnormal hormones and this remains at 36% at one year. With more than one concussion, the rate of abnormalities is much higher. However traditional treatment does not even consider hormones let alone treat them.

Concussion Seminar

There is a large amount of scientific information regarding hormones in brain injuries that has been scattered throughout the scientific literature over the years. Dr. Komer is one of the few physicians who has applied this new science, using his expertise in hormonal restoration, to help brains heal. Looking back on the men that he is treated in the Masters Men’s Clinic over the last 14 years, he has found that more than 80% have sustained a concussion or brain injury prior to being low in testosterone and other hormones. The same process occurs in women with TBI and the hormonal disruption does respond to hormone replacement.

Dr. Komer has been heavily involved in sports medicine for his whole career. He has been Team Physician for: the Toronto Rock Professional Lacrosse Team for 17 years, World Championship teams for Team Canada Lacrosse for both men and women and many other lacrosse teams. He has applied this knowledge of physiology and treatment to help restore their optimal brain function. There is a tremendous need that this information be spread so that more patients can be helped.

He has presented this seminar to both medical professionals and the public and received much feedback on how this new information has brought hope to many who felt that there was nothing further to help them. The highlights of this seminar were recently published in the Ontario Brain Injury Association Review magazine.