Episode Zero: Meet the Team!

Written By Dr Jessica Dawson Expert Review: Dr Jennifer Ringrose, Internist in Edmonton, AB Hypertension is one of those issues that we encounter every day in family practice, whether in the office or acute settings. Roughly one in four to one in five Canadian has hypertension. It is a top modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular disease and the number one cause of death and disability worldwide. In[JR1]  fact, a 2018 systematic review in Canadian Family Physician found that globally, across both developed and developing nations, hypertension was essentially tied with upper respiratory tract infections for being the most common reason for a visit (at least according to the doctors). Which is why it is typically the first disease that comes to my mind when I think about the preventative side of primary care. All that to say, this episode is a big one.  We focused primarily on the Hypertension Canada guidelines when researching this episode, since that’s what will be most relevant for your CCFP exam. But other guidelines exist and you should be aware that they do not all agree.
  1. CCFP 105 Topics: Hypertension
  2. Low Risk Obstetrics: Newborn Exam Part 2
  3. CCFP 105 Topics: Grief
  4. CCFP 105 Topics: Gastrointestinal Bleeds
  5. Low Risk Obstetrics: The Newborn Exam – Part 1

A quick preamble on what our goals are for this CCFP Exam podcast and what to expect.

  1. Limited chatter, high concentration of relevant content
  2. Front load the new topics added this May to make it 105 key topics
  3. Presented under each of the objectives for each priority topic
  4. Aim is to keep each episode under 20 minutes

We also wanted to let each of the founding team members introduce themselves. Also see their bios and pictures here

  • Hermeen Dhillon
  • Thomsen D’hont
  • Sarah Donnelly
  • Kajsa Heyes
  • Caleb Dusdal
  • Chris Cochrane
  • Ravi Parhar

We are new to this, and we welcome your feedback.


Check out the GenerEhlist CCFP 105 Topics Podcast ‘Meet the Team’ Episode!

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