“You don’t have to leave home to find need” – Dr. Jenna Haugen

Dina Baras CPSA

The 2016 recipient of the Dr. Bryan Ward Memorial Award, Dr. Jenna Haugen, reflects on rural medicine from her perspective as a new family doctor in Yellowknife.  Born and raised in Calgary, Dr. Haugen spent a lot of time in the city. Her appreciation for rural practice blossomed in the middle of medical school, where she completed the rural integrated …

“Doctor, I’m taking too many pills”: Tackling therapeutic competition in the elderly

Dina Baras CPSA, Messenger, Optimized Prescribing with Seniors 4 Comments

Dr. Vivian Ewa, MBBS, CCFP (CoE), PG DipMedEd, FCFP, FRCP Edin Section Chief- Seniors Care and Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary. Mrs. Poly is a 78-year-old woman who resides in a seniors’ retirement home. Her past medical history is significant for hypertension; type 2 diabetes; dyslipidemia; coronary artery disease with previous NSTEMI; gastritis; hypothyroidism; chronic …