They have passion and compassion. They lead and inspire. The CMA’s Physician Changemakers are developing innovative technologies and programs, influencing public health policy and using their voices to advocate for change — all with the aim of ensuring patients have the best care possible. The CMA is proud to highlight the work of its members who are making change happen.
Dr. Sandy Buchman
Dr. Courtney Howard
Dr. Gigi Osler
Dr. Rupa Patel
Dr. Douglas DuVal
It’s a life-threatening reaction to anesthesia that causes a rapid heart rate, a dangerously high fever and severe muscle spasms. The condition is called malignant hyperthermia, and dantrolene is the only drug that can treat it. So when Alberta Health Services (AHS) issued a warning in May 2018 that dantrolene was on back order until late August 2018, the issue of drug shortages hit home for Dr. Douglas DuVal.
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