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#19: Chronic Constipation

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today we have the interesting conversation going about chronic constipation. As is usual, I'm going to preface that I am no way an expert. I do not claim to be a GI specialist or an expert in treating constipation or pelvic physiotherapy or any of the things we're going to talk about here.But definitely seen my fair share of constipation among patients. And I'm sure you guys have as family health care providers have seen it as well.
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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#18: Introduction to Urogenital Health

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today we're going to kick off a two part series on Urogenital Health. Today's episode is going to be more of an introduction, and the next episode is going to talk about constipation. So stick around for some good information about a system that's often neglected. And I think for many reasons.
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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#17: Referrals

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Hello and welcome to another episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today's episode is, I guess, not really one of the ones that we would call "evidence-based," today is just a practical talk about some of the things we go through in family medicine.
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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#16: eConsult for Primary Care

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Hello everyone and welcome to the next episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. So, as you know, on 3P, I strive to hold a centre view of all things, you know. I certainly will present my own thoughts, the evidence, what's happening in the media. But I always welcome everyone else's input. And I think that's really important for us to be able to step out of what we are used to and our biases and perceptions and take the opinions of other people. Specifically in medicine, we have to do this a lot, which is also known as consultations or making referrals. Today's episode is going to focus specifically on eConsult
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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#15: Self-Compassion

Welcome to 3P: Pills, Pearls, and Patients where we will discuss current events in medicine, stories from real patient-physician encounters, and gain insight into what it's like being a physician in today's society.

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls, and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today is the third episode in our series on Self-Compassion.
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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#14: Burnout

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Hello and welcome to another episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today's episode is going to focus on burnout. So burnout is unfortunately very common. And I think during the pandemic it's been highlighted even more. The past two years have been nothing less than a whirlwind for many of us, whether we're looking at it from a personal perspective, a professional perspective.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#13: Cultivating Compassion

Welcome to 3P: Pills, Pearls, and Patients where we will discuss current events in medicine, stories from real patient-physician encounters, and gain insight into what it's like being a physician in today's society.

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of 3P, Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today's episode is called Cultivating Compassion. So this is a good follow up to the previous episode where we talked a little bit about burnout and it's hard to separate the concept of burnout, and it's really hard to talk about burnout without mentioning self-compassion.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#12: Wacky Wait Times

Welcome to 3P: Pills, Pearls, and Patients where we will discuss current events in medicine, stories from real patient-physician encounters, and gain insight into what it's like being a physician in today's society.

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Hello there and welcome to the next episode of 3P Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today's episode is called Wacky Wait Times. This topic is highly relevant to today's society, especially in the times of the pandemic and all of the crazy wait times that patients are complaining about, and rightly so. I mean, let's be honest, I think we've always had a "wait time" issue.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#11: Monkeypox

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of Pills, Pearls and Patients, 3P. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. Today's episode is going to be about monkeypox. Now, I am not even close to being an infectious disease specialist. I think I've said that enough times on our talks about COVID, as well as Paxlovid. Nor do I claim to really know all things about monkeypox.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.

#10: Valuing Virtual Care

Welcome to 3P: Pills, Pearls, and Patients where we will discuss current events in medicine, stories from real patient-physician encounters, and gain insight into what it's like being a physician in today's society.

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Hello and welcome to the next episode of 3P Pills, Pearls and Patients. I'm your host, Dr. Marina Malak. And today is a timely and very relevant episode to some of the changes that have been happening in medicine over the past couple of years, really since the pandemic. And it's about virtual care. Today, we're going to be talking about Valuing Virtual Care. The good, the bad. How to make use of it. And some of the issues that may arise. And what family physicians and patients can do to really benefit from virtual care. So it's really important to remember that prior to the pandemic, virtual care was happening, but in different ways than what we're experiencing now. Virtual care can occur by the phone or by video.

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Dr. Marina Malak is a family physician in Mississauga, Ontario and a lecturer and faculty member at the University of Toronto. She is actively involved in medical advocacy, and is a board member of the Mississauga Primary Care Network. She is also a member of the National Committee of Continuing Professional Development at the College of Family Physicians of Ontario, and a member of the Research Ethics Board at Trillium Health Partners.

She is passionate about patient care; medical education; and promoting mental, physical, and emotional wellness. She enjoys reading, writing, public speaking, puzzles, doodling in her bullet journal, and creating drawings on Procreate.