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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 be talking about inflation, in fact, today's episode is called Inflation as a Medical Emergency.
Yikes a medical emergency sounds a lot like something where you might walk into an emergency room and see a bunch of doctors around a patient, see nurses scrambling everywhere, hospital bells ringing, and so forth. Or maybe something more like the pandemic where covet cases were rising, increasing rapidly, people were scattering by toilet paper, stocking up on personal protective equipment. Other medical emergencies that come to mind might be in a physician's lens such as Cauda Equine Syndrome or an acute stroke atrial fibrillation presenting with syncope etc. So why are we saying that inflation is a medical emergency what about inflation is medical exactly?
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.