Doctor’s Prescription For Cycling

As family physicians, our primary responsibility is to serve individuals and families, as well as to identify and address their immediate health needs in clinics and hospitals. But if our goal is optimal health for all our patients, we must also speak out about the upstream causes of illness and injury that we witness and intervene on the conditions that “shape and constrain wellbeing” in our communities.

In the past, our profession has successfully advocated for public health interventions that improve health and safety, such as the restriction of pesticides and the regulation of indoor cigarette smoking. By advocating for safer cycling infrastructure, family physicians can substantially improve the health of all our patients.

More..Canadian Family Physician Vol 64: OCTOBER 2018