Featuring doctors from across the province, the OMA Spotlight on Health Podcast covers health-care issues that are top of mind for patients. For more information please visit OMA.org Brought to you by the Ontario Medical Association and produced and edited by Jodi Crawford Productions. This podcast is not intended to provide medical advice for specific situations and is for general educational purposes only. Please consult your doctor if you have symptoms or questions about your health. The views and opinions expressed by the guest do not necessarily reflect those of the Ontario Medical Association.
Reflecting on lessons learned in COVID
On this episode, we hear from Dr. Jim Wright, OMA chief of Economics, Policy and Research on what the association and its members learned from the worst health-care crisis in generations. From the importance of building trusting alliances among stakeholders and government officials to updating a pandemic plan every five years, this experience with COVID will not be forgotten.
Finding solutions to wait times
In this episode, OMA Executive Vice President of Economics, Policy and Research Dr. Jim Wright and surgeon Dr. Najma Ahmed discuss the proposed use of ambulatory care centres to tackle the surgical backlog.
Fixing the doctor shortage in Ontario
On this episode, we hear from OMA past president Dr. Sohail Gandhi about why there’s a doctor shortage in Ontario and what needs to be done to fix it. A rural family medicine doctor in Stayner, he knows firsthand the impact it's having on his patients.
Exploring the barriers to palliative care in Ontario
On this episode, we hear from palliative care experts Drs. James Downar, Kieran Quinn and Sandy Buchman who discuss the challenges within the province’s palliative-care system and their hope to improve access by restructuring the current system.
Exploring the field of space medicine with Dr. Roberta Bondar
As the first Canadian female astronaut and first neurologist in space, Dr. Roberta Bondar’s research aboard NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery broke ground on the effects of space travel on the nervous system. Those trailblazing contributions to the field of space medicine inspired the researchers and astronauts who followed her.
Dr. Roberta Bondar's space flight inspires environmentalism
Dr. Roberta Bondar’s historic space flight 30 years ago inspired her commitment to protect the planet Earth. She talks about the connection between a healthy planet and a healthy population in this podcast in advance of the next OMA Talks on climate change scheduled for April 21, the eve of Earth Day.