What makes you a leader?

Dina Baras CPSA, Medical Matters, Messenger 8 Comments

In my last two Messenger articles, I wrote about the value of high functioning teams and the importance of physician engagement. Building on that foundation, I’d like to introduce the topic of physician leadership. I believe physician leadership is essential for the future of health care in Alberta. However, the term “physician leadership” may be perceived as physicians wanting to …

Self-regulation belongs to all of us

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta Medical Matters Leave a Comment

Welcome to, Medical Matters, a new column from CPSA Registrar, Dr. Scott McLeod. Medical Matters will look at the successes and challenges of the health system and how the medical profession can and should explore opportunities for improvement and innovation. Your feedback is always welcome and encouraged. As physicians, we are incredibly privileged to have the trust of the public …

“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 …