Dec 14, 2012 | 14:39White Coat Black Art Navigating the World of Medicine from a Wheelchair (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Navigating the World of Medicine from a Wheelchair (Extended interview) Dec 14, 2012 | 14:39Steve Daniel is a second-year med student at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine. But before that, he did four tours of duty in Bosnia, Croatia and Afghanistan with the Canadian Armed Forces. In 2005, the former parachute instructor had a free-fall accident while conducting a course and was paralyzed instantly. Three years later, he competed at the Beijing Paralympics in arms-only rowing. And it was there he met a fellow athlete who inspired him to pursue medicine. Brian talks to him about navigating the world of medicine from a wheelchair.
Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors with Dr. Lou Francescutti (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art Unemployed Doctors with Dr. Lou Francescutti (Extended interview) Oct 1, 2012 | 17:01Dr.Lou Francescutti is the president-elect of the Canadian Medical Association and the president of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. We interviewed him in our recent show about unemployed doctors. He had a lot of provocative things to say about why some doctors can't find work, how the system is more about employment than making people well and how health care might look in the future. We thought many of you might want to hear the full interview he did with Brian.
Sep 3, 2012 | 13:25White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Jackie Duffin Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Jackie Duffin Sep 3, 2012 | 13:25Dr. Jackie Duffin is a medical historian, hematologist and cancer specialist at Queen's University in Kinsgton. Her own personal brush with a shortage of blood pressure pills led Jackie to set up a website that lists which drugs are currently in short supply and looks at the reasons for the shortage. Here is our extended interview with her.
Sep 3, 2012 | 9:35White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: A Mother's Story Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: A Mother's Story Sep 3, 2012 | 9:35For Christine Sorensen, in Kamloops, B.C. the drug shortage has been a near disaster. Her 14-year-old son Derek has a rare form of epilepsy. His seizures can be controlled by one drug -- called Zarontin. Without it, he could die. As she told Brian, via skype, it's an older drug which is now impossible to find in Canada.
Sep 3, 2012 | 8:56White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Dr. Brian Warriner Sep 3, 2012 | 8:56Last March St. Paul's and Vancouver General Hospital made the decision to cancel some elective surgery due to the drug shortage. It turned out to be a false alarm. But as Dr. Brian Warriner -- head of the Department of Anesthesiology - told us, it was also a warning of what the future might hold.
Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Pharmacist Mario Bedard Audio
White Coat Black Art The Drug Shortage: Pharmacist Mario Bedard Sep 3, 2012 | 6:24Often, protecting patients from those risks is the job of the hospital pharmacist. That's no easy task. Right now, The Ottawa Hospital lists more than one hundred drugs in short supply. Brian asked Mario Bedard -- head of the hospital's pharmacy -- what he does when he's told a drug is in short supply.
Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50White Coat Black Art "Hot Spotting" with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner (Extended interview) Audio
White Coat Black Art "Hot Spotting" with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner (Extended interview) Dec 30, 2011 | 26:50This week we told you about "hot spotting": using data to find out who is using the health care system the most, and then targeting care to those spots to help people get healthy, and bring costs to the system down. We looked at a Canadian hot spot in Saskatoon, but we also talked to the U.S. doctor who coined the phrase and who first mined the data. Dr. Jeffrey Brenner spoke to Brian about how he found the hotspots and the kind of disruptive change it takes to cool them down. Click here for our full interview with Dr. Jeffrey Brenner.