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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.

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Explore "the future of medicine" in 5-part series with Dr. Marina Malak.
May 15, 2024 · 15 min
Explore PCOS with Dr. Marina Malak: diagnosis, management, and referrals.
April 14, 2024 · 21 min
Dr. Malak navigates the ABCDEs of contraception.
March 14, 2024 · 25 min
Dr. Malak explores the idea of healthy aging.
February 14, 2024 · 26 min
Dr. Malak navigates the difficult topic of elder abuse.
January 14, 2024 · 17 min
Dr. Malak explores the meaning and importance of "aging prevention."
December 14, 2023 · 22 min

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Looking at the CORE Back Tool, explore the fundamentals of managing mechanical back pain.
November 14, 2023 · 29 min
Looking at the CORE back tool, explore the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment.
October 13, 2023 · 25 min
Antihypertensive medications, their compelling indications, dose titration, and the importance of patient adherence and monitoring.
September 14, 2023 · 27 min
Episode covers hypertension definition, diagnosis, risk factors, monitoring, and patient-centered care.
August 14, 2023 · 26 min
Long Covid's lingering effects, symptoms, patient evaluations, and self-management strategies.
July 13, 2023 · 20 min
Dr. Malak on liver enzymes: functions, elevation, investigations, and referrals.
June 14, 2023 · 20 min

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Review of liver, liver enzymes vs. liver function tests, and Hepatitis B/C serology testing.
May 18, 2023 · 21 min
Fatty liver diagnosis, risk factors, and management.
May 3, 2023 · 26 min
Osteoporosis treatment options, blood work, exercises, diet, and supplements.
April 19, 2023 · 25 min
Diagnosing, managing, and preventing falls. Bone health and screening guidelines.
April 5, 2023 · 20 min
Symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatment options, when to refer to dermatologists.
March 22, 2023 · 16 min
Symptoms, triggers, complications, patient education and treatments.
March 8, 2023 · 19 min

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The emotional impact, pathophysiology, treatment, and differential diagnosis of Acne.
February 22, 2023 · 28 min
Introduction to Dermatology, the importance of skin in diagnosing systemic diseases.
February 8, 2023 · 19 min
Chronic constipation, patient-specific symptoms, lifestyle habits, and treatment options.
January 25, 2023 · 28 min
Urogenital health: common conditions, risks, and lifestyle tips for optimal well-being.
January 11, 2023 · 20 min
Family medicine challenges: referrals, specialists, frustrations. Tips for navigating.
December 28, 2022 · 20 min
The benefits of eConsults, sharing case examples and how to use the service.
December 14, 2022 · 18 min

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Doctors tired of empathizing, bearing emotional burden, and longing for support.
November 30, 2022 · 21 min
Burnout: its impact, signs, and managing strategies.
November 16, 2022 · 25 min
Self-compassion, its pillars (common humanity, mindfulness, self-kindness), and benefits.
November 2, 2022 · 28 min
Wait times: pandemic impact, patient perceptions, and improving referrals.
October 26, 2022 · 28 min
Transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, management, atypical presentation, and stigma.
October 12, 2022 · 24 min
Virtual care pros and cons: efficiency, safety, accessibility, and tech issues.
September 28, 2022 · 28 min

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The influence of media on medicine, including COVID reporting and patient internet use.
September 14, 2022 · 24 min
Managing Migraines. Tips for diagnosis, treatment, and headache diary.
August 31, 2022 · 31 min
Overview of headaches: primary (migraine, tension, cluster) vs. secondary; red flags.
August 17, 2022 · 29 min
Medication adherence, patient engagement, and screening for complications.
August 3, 2022 · 28 min
Non-complicated cases, diabetes diagnosis, lifestyle modifications, medication options.
July 20, 2022 · 27 min
Recognizing and mitigating inflation's impact on patients: Physician strategies.
July 6, 2022 · 25 min

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Addressing death, coping, and supporting patients and physicians through grief.
June 22, 2022 · 28 min
Paxlovid, the Covid pill: overview, benefits, dosage, eligibility, and side effects.
June 8, 2022 · 31 min
Welcome to 3P: Dr. Marina Malik discusses medicine, stories, and patient experiences.
May 25, 2022 · 21 min

Dr. Michael Gordon recently retired after a fulfilling career as a geriatrician that spanned 56 years, 44 of which he spent working at the Baycrest Center in Toronto. He is Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Gordon is a recognized ethicist and a thought leader on all topics of care of the elderly and end-of-life decisions. Currently, Dr. Gordon provides part-time professional medical consulting mainly in the domain of cognition and memory loss.

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Dr. Gordon navigates the complex world of cancer care in the elderly with special guest Dr. Selynne Guo.
March 1, 2024 · 32 min
Dr. Gordon explores the complex world of palliative care with special guest Dr. Hershl Berman.
February 21, 2024 · 46 min
Dr. Gordon explores the complex subject of Driving Assessment for the Elderly.
January 9, 2024 ·54 min
Dr. Michael Gordon sheds light on the challenges of delirium in the elderly population.
November 30, 2023 · 34 min
Dr. Michael Gordon sheds light on the challenges of frailty in the elderly population.
November 2, 2023 · 33 min
Dr. Michael Gordon sheds light on the challenge of deciding when to leave one's home for congregate living.
September 19, 2023 · 38 min

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The first episode in a series on Dementia. With guest, Dr. Sharon Cohen.
July 27, 2023 · 27 min
The first episode in a series on Type 2 Diabetes. With guest, Dr. Irving Gottesman.
July 7, 2023 · 53 min
The first episode in a series on Medical Assistance in Dying, otherwise known as MAiD. With guests, Dr. Susanna Yanivker and Dr. Chantal Perrot.
June 6, 2023 · 37 min
Age-related cognitive changes & forgetfulness need proper evaluation; can progress to dementia.
April 4, 2023 · 37 min
Unintentional weight loss in older adults: concerns and common causes.
March 9, 2023 · 30 min
Falls & dizziness in elderly: falls is major concern, preventable. Dizziness: causes & treatments.
February 22, 2023 · 37 mins

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Dr. Gordon's new book "Looking Through the Lens: Reflections on Medicine, Ethics, and Society".
February 17, 2023 · 37 mins.
Dr. Gordon on treating older individuals with multiple ailments, proper assessment, monitoring to prevent polypharmacy.
November 28, 2022 · 24 min
Challenges of 'having the conversation' in healthcare for older population, including CPR and feeding tubes. With guest, Dr. Michelle Hurt.
June 28, 2022 · 24 min
Medical Narratives podcast launch with Dr. Michael Gordon, a geriatrician with 56 years of experience, discussing medicine and real patient stories. Co-hosted by Regina Starr.
May 24, 2023 · 34 min
For the 6 months that I have not been able to drive because of medical reasons I have become a regular user of Uber.
When caring for older adults with comorbidities, especially those at the extreme upper limits of life…

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For those of us who are planners, it seems perfectly natural to anticipate the possibilities of the future...
It’s understandable that physicians and nurses are primarily concerned with the medical conditions they’re responsible for treating.
I have often talked about how important stories are when it comes to medical care.
The mothers of all living species appear to have a biologically determined need to feed their young.
Physicians usually become adept at choosing medications for the complaints and illnesses that patients bring to their attention.
Reunions are unusual and sometimes bizarre phenomena.

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Physicians usually become adept at choosing medications for the complaints and illnesses that patients bring to their attention.
Physicians usually become adept at choosing medications for the complaints and illnesses that patients bring to their attention.
It is the age of the bionic person…
I was sitting in a coffee shop next to table with 5 older women…
Ihave heard it many times, “ I am the POA"…
A while back there was a headline in the New York Times about a well-known retired politician…

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At the time of my medical training, the term medical ethics was hardly used when discussing complex issues related to patients and families.
There are days in my clinic where I seem to be having the same conversation over and over…
One of the great things about the history of medicine is how new ideas and approaches to care replace those that were previously the "gold standard" fall by the wayside and are replaced with newer and more effective treatments.
When I graduated from medical school in 1966, geriatrics was already one of the medical subspecialties in Scotland...
If one is in medical practice long enough it sometimes seems like that sense one gets when sitting in a waiting room and picking up a years old copy of Time® magazine and not realize that it is years out of date, as many of the stories seem to be the same or very familiar.
Elderly members of society face end of life struggles while acknowledging physical and mental difficulties associated with the coming of life's end.

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I have for many years enjoyed my family name, Gordon, and all the connections I can make with it.
When one thinks of music and movement, the natural association is dance.
In North America, although Canada and the United States are separate countries, and each State and Province have their own areas of jurisdictional responsibility, both countries share the legal formulation that Supreme Court rulings set precedential interpretations of the law.
It is clear to anyone who has cared for someone experiencing dementia that the issues of memory and recall are not the ones that play havoc with the individual and their caregivers, but the behavioural challenges.
There are pros and cons of the new digital world.
It was one of those unusual clinics where I saw three similar cases.

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Most health care professionals involved in eldercare have had the experience that some of those we look after seem to be able to recall past experiences with a degree of intensity that may be very disquieting and may even lead to what gets interpreted as agitated behaviour.
As I entered the living room, I could see the small walnut side table my wife emailed me about while I was away.
What I found surprising about the National Post article was that one would think after reading it that offering dying patients more choices in their end-of-life care was a novel idea...
Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.
Often in a geriatric medicine practice one of the salient complaints by families is how often their loved one tells them the same thing over and over again.
I am reading the biography of a well-known author. Like other biographies...

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I recently saw the movie, The Iron Lady that looks at the developmental and political life of...
Dementia poses many difficult challenges and choices to those living with the condition...
Hearing impairment is a common phenomenon in the older population...

Welcome to Inside Radiology: A Primary Care Perspective podcast! I'm Dr. D'Arcy Little, your host. As a community radiologist and former family physician, I'm passionate about empowering primary care doctors with the knowledge and insights they need. With my unique perspective, I aim to bridge the gap between primary care and radiology, presenting the complexities of radiology in a way that resonates with you. My goal is to equip you with tools to enhance patient care and decision-making. Join me on this educational journey as we explore the world of radiology, tailored for primary care physicians like you. Together, let's elevate primary care radiology.

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Dr. Little explores paediatric cases, aiding diagnoses with imaging and balancing clinical insight and radiation awareness.
January 31, 2024 · 40 min
Review of multimodality imaging in MSK discussing strengths, weaknesses, and a rational approach to diagnostics.
January 11, 2023 · 47 min
Review of X-rays and CT scans, discussing strengths, weaknesses, and a rational approach to diagnostics.
December 14, 2023 · 29 min
Learn the importance of abdominal pain imaging, toolkit for analyzing X-rays, and explore cases from a forensic radiologist's practice.
November 1, 2023 · 41 min
Explore radiology reports, clarity, grading, and terminology in Inside Radiology podcast.
October 4, 2023 · 22 min
Decoding chest x-rays and identifying common findings and their clinical significance.
September 6, 2023 · 30 min

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Demystifying back pain for primary care physicians. With guest, Dr. Hamilton Hall.
July 11, 2023 · 30 min
Introduction to radiology for primary care physicians
May 31, 2023 · 5 min
I am currently preparing to present two talks at the Ontario College of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Assembly in Toronto, on November 25th.
For instance, improving computer and imaging technology has translated into imaging developments that can be used to benefit patients.
I feel very lucky to have had an extremely varied medical career.

Alykhan Abdulla, BSC, MD, LMCC, CCFPC, DipSportMed CASEM, FCFCP, CTH (ISTM), CCPE, Masters Cert Phys Leader, ICD.D is the Medical Director of The Kingsway Health Centre, The Kingsway Travel Clinic, and The Kingsway Cosmetic Clinic. He is also the Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and Academic Clinical Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Nursing. In addition he is the Director of UOttawa Undergraduate Medical Education Leadership Development Curricula. Dr. Abdulla is the Editor in Chief Journal of Current Clinical Care Sports Medicine section. He is the Board Director Bruyere Continuing Care, ESO-OHT Primary Care Table, Ontario Medical Foundation, College of Family Physicians of Canada, 700 Sussex Drive Board (OCLCC 713), The Rideau Club Finance & Audit and Past Chair Section of General and Family Practice Ontario Medical Association.

Moiz Lakhani, BHSc graduate from McMaster University and current medical student at the University of Ottawa, co-hosts the Med Talks: Beyond the White Coat podcast. A 2021 Cansbridge fellow, Moiz has spoken at the UN HQ, Youth Assembly Conferences, and WISE in Qatar. He's also a 2022 Diana Award recipient, the highest honor for youth in social action and humanitarian work.

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Med Talks: Beyond the White Coats really is an opportunity to understand about leadership.
April 12, 2024 · 19 min
Med Talks: Beyond the White Coats really is an opportunity to understand about leadership.
March 20, 2024 · 20 min
Med Talks: Beyond the White Coats really is an opportunity to understand about leadership.
February 12, 2024 · 32 min
Med Talks: Beyond the White Coats really is an opportunity to understand about leadership.
November 27, 2023 · 31 min
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
I have spent the summer trying to avoid working, a noble endeavour.
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Casting my vote on the tentative OMA agreement
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Gauging the Availability of Home Care Services
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Most year end reviews come at the end of December. At that time I was...
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF
Last week I had the opportunity to attend the 6th Canadian Conference on Dementia (CCD) in Montreal.
Barry J. Goldlist MD, FRCPC, FACP, AGSF

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