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.
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.
Long Covid's lingering effects, symptoms, patient evaluations, and self-management strategies.
Dr. Malak on liver enzymes: functions, elevation, investigations, and referrals.
Review of liver, liver enzymes vs. liver function tests, and Hepatitis B/C serology testing.
Fatty liver diagnosis, risk factors, and management.
Osteoporosis treatment options, blood work, exercises, diet, and supplements.
Diagnosing, managing, and preventing falls. Bone health and screening guidelines.
Symptoms, differential diagnosis, treatment options, when to refer to dermatologists.
Symptoms, triggers, complications, patient education and treatments.
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
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
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.
Overview of headaches: primary (migraine, tension, cluster) vs. secondary; red flags.
Medication adherence, patient engagement, and screening for complications.
Non-complicated cases, diabetes diagnosis, lifestyle modifications, medication options.
Recognizing and mitigating inflation's impact on patients: Physician strategies.
Addressing death, coping, and supporting patients and physicians through grief.
Paxlovid, the Covid pill: overview, benefits, dosage, eligibility, and side effects.
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