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Dr. Rupa Patel

When Dr. Rupa Patel joined a practice in Kingston, Ontario, in 2010, she faced the biggest challenge of her career. Many of the patients who now came under her care — 30 to 40 people — were on high doses of opioids for chronic pain. 

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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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Dr. Clare Liddy

“I had images in my mind, particularly from wintertime, of people coming out of the ambulance huddled under multiple blankets,” remembers Dr. Clare Liddy. 

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Dr. Kimberly Wintemute

Three years ago, Dr. Kimberly Wintemute took on a mission — to figure out which patients in her family health clinic were at risk of living in poverty. By knowing people’s economic circumstances, Dr. Wintemute believed, physicians could help reduce the impact that hardship has on their health.

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Dr. Matt Kutcher

“I don’t think MAiD should be something that we whisper about or something that we hide anymore. I think the more we speak about it and normalize it, the better.”

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Dr. Kendall Ho

As far as medical monitoring equipment goes, the tools are pretty basic — a blood pressure cuff, a pulse oximeter, a scale and a computer tablet. But in the hands of a patient, Dr. Kendall Ho thinks they can be revolutionary.

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