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3P Episode 10: Valuing Virtual Care

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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.

 

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