Health Vantis Blog

Newsletter April 2021

Client Spotlight – Teresa Hannah (Hip Replacement Client) COVID-19 has consumed our lives for the past year.  Every news outlet is reporting something on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times.  The one thing that has not changed is that life must go on.  We still need to take care of ourselves the best we can.  […]

5 Questions People Are Asking About Surgery During COVID-19

5 Questions People Are Asking About Surgery During COVID-19 COVID-19 has really affected all of us in the past year.  Life goes on and we still need to take care our health.  Our health care providers have worked extra hard this year to keep us all safe and healthy.  That includes in the operating room.  […]

Decrease in Prescription Medications – COVID-19

A recent study showed that there could be more than 100,000 Canadians walking around with undiagnosed chronic diseases, possibly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Prescription Drug Trend Report indicates that there was a significant drop in claims for drugs used to treat serious conditions such as cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes. “This trend […]

Private Surgery and When to Consider It

Canadian healthcare works well if there are no waitlists. Unfortunately, this is not the reality for many people. Covid-19 pandemic is creating even longer medical lines. How Long Is Too Long? Waiting for medical treatment has consequences. What the Canadian medical system thinks is an acceptable wait is not be acceptable to many Canadians. Those […]

Is It Safe to Delay Hip Replacement Surgery?

If you are experiencing hip pain due to osteoarthritis, you may be wondering when it is time to consider surgery and if it is safe for you to delay surgical interventions. As we age, arthritis progresses, and the pain can become severe. Hip replacement surgery is one of the most successful surgeries done today. Does […]

Is It Safe to Delay Private Knee Replacement?

Arthritis can damage our joints as we age. In some cases, the pain is so severe that one has to get a total knee replacement. This joint replacement surgery corrects the worn our knee surfaces and the mechanics in knee movement. The ideal result is a pain-free, stable and aligned joint. Delaying total knee replacement […]

Knee Replacement Improvements

The expertise for knee replacements have improved leaps and bounds over the years.  What used to require a 4-5 day hospital stay is a thing of the past. Knee replacements can now be done on an out patient basis.  They have you up and walking within hours of your surgery. The surgery centers we work […]

Hip Replacement Improvements

The expertise for hip replacements have improved leaps and bounds over the years.  What used to require a 4-5 day hospital stay is a thing of the past. Hip replacements can now be done on an out patient basis.  They have you up and walking within hours of your surgery. The surgery centers we work […]

Do Hospitals Pay Medical Facilitators in the US and Canada? Truth or Deception?

Do Hospitals Pay Medical Facilitators in the US and Canada? We have done related blogs on how a medical facilitator gets paid but would like to focus this blog specifically on ‘the hospital paying the medical facilitator’ business model. For starters, Health Vantis does not utilize this type of business model.  We operate on a transparent […]

New COVID Travel Guidelines for US and Canada

New Airline Travel Requirements New protocols became in effect for air travel to the U.S. and Canada.  Below we have provided more information to both countries. Specific to the US (Effective Jan 26, 2021) All passengers 2 years of age or older entering the United States (including U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents), must present a […]