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.

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

Concussions | Dr. Lawrence D. Komer Medical Professional Corporation

Dr. Lawrence D. Komer Medical Professional Corporation

Brain Health

Although the Komer Brain Science Institute has been formally treating patients for the last two years, Dr. Komer has been restoring hormones in brain injured patients for many years.

He has a long affiliation with athletics. His original training was in exercise physiology before he became a physician. He has looked after athletes his whole medical career. Dr. Komer has been Team Physician for the Toronto Rock Professional Lacrosse Team since its inception 17 years ago. They have won six league championships. He has been Team Physician for Team Canada Lacrosse in The World Lacrosse Championships (2003 and 2015 when the men’s team won gold medals and 2013 when the women’s team won their silver medal). Dr. Komer has been Team Physician for many other lacrosse teams both in Canada and in Europe. With these teams, he has seen and treated many concussions.

He is a colleague of Dr. Mark Gordon from Los Angeles who was the first in the world to present a formal three-day seminar on traumatic brain injuries and the association with disturbed hormone levels. Dr. Komer has led a parallel life with Dr. Gordon. Dr. Komer’s expertise was developed with athletes whereas Dr. Gordon’s was developed looking after soldiers in the US military returning from battle. They have discovered very similar findings and developed treatments. Dr. Komer was pleased to be accredited by successfully passing this course and its exam. He holds Dr. Gordon as a dear friend and a brilliant colleague. They both agree that there has been a need to fill this treatment gap not only in service men and women, first responders and athletes but in the rest of the public as well. We are seeing more and more young people getting concussions and the scientific information now shows that even if the initial damage is mild, there can be inflammation which may spread over the next two or three decades and lead to brain problems.

Our present treatment protocols address and treat the inflammation as well as restore the hormones. Most individuals and clinics treating concussions and brain injuries do not do this.

Our clinic does not feel that any one person is capable of treating all of the ramifications of concussions and brain injuries. We have therefore formed a group of passionate and brilliant individuals with other medical expertise in a SuperClinic that includes treatment for:

  • Vision and brain visual-processing problems
  • Hearing and balance abnormalities
  • Pain and muscle problems particularly in the neck and back
  • Sports Medicine

Utilizing these professionals, we have found that our success rates have been much higher and patient improvements have been far superior.