Thursday, August 2, 2007

Doc tells new patients-"stay healthy"

A London doctor whose family practice has been full for a decade is taking on new patients.

But he expects any he accepts now to be motivated to be healthy -- and to stay that way.

As a doctor who has worked closely with athletes -- including the University of Western Ontario's men's soccer team, the national rowing team and "weekend warriors" -- Shin encourages physical activity in his family practice, too.

He sometimes gives patients pedometers to record running or walking distances -- and he monitors their activity.

"I guess you could say I'm aggressive in my encouragement," he said.

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