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Radon – The second leading cause of lung cancer in Canada. Are you at risk? © All Rights Reserved. Radon Reduction Guide for Canadians. Health Canada, 2013. Adapted and reproduced with permission from the Minister of Health, 2017. Article submitted by: Dr. Farhan M. Asrar  November is Radon Action Month and if you have not heard of…

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Dr. Binh Vu: Fusing art and science in medicine As a general practitioner in Woodstock for 27 years, Dr. Binh Vu considers himself to be an old-school, do-it-all type of physician. Running a comprehensive general practice allows him to do everything from delivering babies to providing palliative care. But his approach can be considered slightly…

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Dr. Puneet Seth: Using digital technology to improve health care Change and challenge are integral to Dr. Puneet Seth’s very busy career. As Chief Medical Officer of InputHealth—one of Canada’s leading digital health companies—Dr. Seth is heavily focused on virtual models of care. However, the Hamilton resident is also a part-time practising Hospitalist in southern…

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Dr. Jenny Clement: Let’s talk #TaxFairness Six years ago, Dr. Jenny Clement and her husband, also self-employed, built a small family medical clinic in the west end of Toronto. To meet the growing needs of the community, and specifically seniors in the area, they expanded the office three years later. Today, nine physicians practise out…

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Dr. Chantal Morel: Let’s talk #TaxFairness As the only full-time adult clinical metabolic geneticist in Toronto, Dr. Chantal Morel follows more than 1,000 patients in the city who have rare genetic metabolic conditions, and provides ongoing consultations for various genetic conditions. While she predominantly practises out of University Health Network (UHN) and Mount Sinai Hospital…

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Dr. Rohit Kumar: Let’s talk #TaxFairness When Dr. Rohit Kumar first heard news of the federally proposed tax changes, he felt another level of government was negatively hitting doctors. Dr. Kumar, an anesthesiologist who practises at Trillium Health Partners in Mississauga, didn’t realize how negative the proposed changes were at first. But, after learning more…

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Dr. Paul Martin: Let’s talk #TaxFairness  When Dr. Paul Martin heard about the proposed federal tax changes, his first thought was that they were not well thought-out in terms of long-term impacts to incorporated professionals as well as patients and their families. Dr. Martin is a urologist in Sarnia, and also an incorporated professional. He…

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Dr. Tina Mele: A prominent passion for critical care As a general surgeon and critical care physician, Dr. Tina Mele has just completed a long, exhausting night of operating. Practising at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) on what are sometimes 12- or 15-hour shifts, Dr. Mele is the first to admit that acute care surgery…

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Dr. Mary Gaudet: Anthropologist, photojournalist, and now doctor For Dr. Mary Gaudet, her path to medicine was a winding one with stops in academia and photojournalism along the way. A new graduate, Dr. Gaudet just recently began her residency at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto following her graduation from McMaster University in May. “I’d always…

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Dr. Michael Franklyn: Affecting change in addiction medicine Dr. Michael Franklyn wears many hats in the field of medicine. As a family doctor in Sudbury for almost 25 years, Dr. Franklyn recalls fearing for the life of a female patient in 2002; she was using methadone and forced to travel weekly to Toronto for care.…

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