Doctors, like us, are busy and so it can take a while to get an appointment to see your family physician. As such, it’s not always an option to simply make a second appointment when you realize you forgot to mention that mole you’d like to have examined, which is why it’s important to plan ahead for your next appointment to make sure you get the most out of your visit.

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Our ambassador, Catriona Le May Doan, is much more than an Olympic Gold Medalist: she's a busy mom, too! We had a chance to chat with Catriona quickly to see how she manages to do it all and stay healthy. Below are some questions our team had for her!

innoviCares: Do you spend much time on the ice now that you’re retired?

Catriona Le May Doan: I speed skate at various times. But I am on ice also for ringette and hockey that I play in women's leagues. 


"Just over a year ago, a relative told me about Crestor, and I did some research about it on the Internet. That’s when I discovered the website for the innoviCares card, and I applied for it online. At the time, my family doctor and my pharmacist hadn’t heard about the card."


“For many years, I’ve suffered from severe depression, panic attacks, separation anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The depression got worse as I got older, and I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2012, I had a breakdown—I was on medication, but not the right kind or enough of a dose. I ended up in the hospital, where I saw a psychiatrist. After I was discharged, I continued to see her on an outpatient basis for two years.