Small Changes Big Impact

Small Changes Big Impact

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Small Changes Big Impact explores the challenges, process and impact of change that drives family medicine. Through honest conversations with family doctors, you will hear stories of how they were inspired to make a change and what they learned along t…


Personal stories from the frontlines during COVID-19 with Dr. Nadia Alam
Jun 24 • 48 min
In our season finale of Small Changes, Big Impact, we have Dr. Nadia Alam, a family doctor and anesthetist in Georgetown, Ontario, and the past president of the Ontario Medical Association. In this episode, she talks about her family, and shares stories…
Faces fighting COVID with Dr. Gray Moonen
Jun 17 • 31 min
This week, we have Dr. Gray Moonen, a resident physician at Toronto Western Family Health Team in the Department of Family Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He discusses how he started the social media campaign #FacesFightingCOVID and his…
EDI, race, and authenticity in medicine with Dr. Onye Nnorom
Jun 10 • 46 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Onye Nnorom. She’s the new lead for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She is the Black health theme lead for the University of Toronto medical school, family doctor and…
Longterm care and leadership during COVID-19 with Dr. Allan Grill
Jun 3 • 36 min
This week, we have Dr. Allan Grill’s second appearance on our podcast, who spoke about longterm care and leadership during COVID-19. Dr. Grill is the lead physician at the Markham Family Health Team and Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville…
Virtual care during COVID-19 and the patient-centered medical home with Dr. Ali Damji
May 13 • 33 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Ali Damji, a family physician at Credit Valley Family Health Team, assistant professor at the Department of Family Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. He works in many roles and wears many hats - including…
COVID-19 in the context of global health and vulnerable populations with Dr. Praseedha Janakiram
May 6 • 45 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Praseedha Janakiram. She is a family physician at Women’s College Hospital, the program director for the Enhanced Skills Program for global health and vulnerable populations. She works at the Crossroads Refugee Clinic. She…
The art of negotiation and and family medicine in the time of COVID-19 with Dr. Nikolina Mizdrak
Apr 29 • 40 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Nikolina Mizdrak, a family physician at the Toronto Western Family Health Team, a physician member of the negotiating team for the OMA since 2017, and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine…
How small structural changes can impact your patient population with Dr. Camille Lemieux
Apr 22 • 36 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Camille Lemieux, Chief of Family Medicine at UHN. Today’s episode focuses on her leadership roles during COVID-19 and how small structural changes can impact your patient population.
A teaspoon of wellness makes the medicine go down with Dr. Julia Alleyne
Apr 15 • 28 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Julia Alleyne, the associate program director of the Academic Fellowship and Graduate Studies program at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine. Today, we discussed the importance of wellness…
A candid COVID conversation with Dr. Ruby Alvi
Apr 6 • 43 min
In studio today, we have Dr. Ruby Alvi, the undergraduate site director at Trillium Health Partners - Mississauga site, and the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine’s pre-clerkship director. Today, we’re having a candid…
Supporting residents and seeing patients in the COVID-19 era with Dr. Allyson Merbaum
Apr 1 • 36 min
In studio today, we have Allyson Merbaum, community family physician at North York General Hospital, post-grad site director and assistant professor at the University of Toronto and the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Today’s episode…
Hot topics in COVID-19 with Dr. Ross Upshur
Mar 27 • 61 min
With the pandemic of COVID-19 spreading everywhere around the world right now, there’s a lot of fear, frustration, and anxiety. On the flip side, there’s a lot of innovation, connectedness in novel ways and reflection going on. In the spirit of…
Providing care to specific communities including LGBTQ2S folks and those living with HIV with Dr. James Owen
Mar 18 • 36 min
In studio today, we have James Owen. He’s a family doctor at St. Michael’s Hospital. He is the LGBTQ2S Health Education Lead and the Course Director for Complexity and Chronicity in the MD Program at the University of Toronto. He’s also an Assistant…
Finding time to recharge your soul and empathy as a transformative experience with Dr. Diana Toubassi
Mar 11 • 25 min
In studio today, we have Diana Toubassi, family physician at Toronto Western Hospital and assistant professor at the University of Toronto. Today’s episode focuses on the importance of finding time to recharge your soul and empathy as a transformative…
Advocating for a better health system with Dr. Danielle Martin
Mar 4 • 36 min
In studio today, we have Danielle Martin, family doctor and chief medical executive at Women’s College Hospital. She’s also an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Today’s episode focuses…
Creating space to improve personal and professional care with Dr. Nadine Laraya
Feb 26 • 29 min
Today’s episode focuses on the importance of pacing oneself and creating space to improve personal and professional care with Dr. Nadine Laraya.
Leadership transparency and the approach to feedback with Dr. Allan Grill
Feb 19 • 39 min
Today’s episode focuses on leadership transparency and the approach to feedback with Dr. Allan Grill
What you can do to change the world with Dr. Michael Kidd
Feb 12 • 40 min
Today’s episode focuses on what you can do to change the world with Dr. Michael Kidd.
Using what we know about influenza to put the novel coronavirus into perspective with Dr. Jeff Kwong
Feb 5 • 23 min
Today’s episode focuses on using what we know about influenza to put the novel coronavirus into perspective with Dr. Jeff Kwong
Importance of learning in an educational institution with Dr. Mahan Kulasegaram
Jan 29 • 28 min
Today’s episode with Dr. Mahan Kulasegaram focuses on the importance of learning in an educational institution.
Doctors as patients and challenges with transitioning back to work with Dr. Tali Bogler
Jan 22 • 29 min
Today’s episode focuses on doctors as patients and the integration required between the department and health care system with Dr. Tali Bogler.
Encountering a new medical system in New Zealand with Dr. Adam Pyle
Jan 15 • 26 min
In this episode, we explore the challenges in encountering a new medical system with Dr. Adam Pyle.
Producing future family physicians with Dr. Vanessa Rambihar
Jan 8 • 20 min
Today’s episode explores the changes that Dr. Rambihar championed that impact our admission process to produce future family physicians.
Social justice and innovation in primary care with Dr. Naheed Dosani
Dec 18, 2019 • 32 min
Today’s episode with Dr. Naheed Dosani focuses on social justice and innovation in primary care.
Exploring new ideas in medicine and the future of technology in healthcare with Dr. Ross Upshur
Dec 11, 2019 • 36 min
This episode with Dr. Ross Upshur focuses on the emotional, psychological, and existential exploration of current topics in medicine.
Work life balance and achieving personal happiness with Dr. Aisha Lofters
Dec 4, 2019 • 22 min
Today’s episode with Dr. Aisha Lofters focuses on the importance of work life balance and achieving personal happiness.
Time as a commodity in family medicine with Dr. Braden O’Neill
Nov 27, 2019 • 33 min
Today’s episode with Dr. Braden O’Neill focuses on the importance of time as a commodity in family medicine.
Taking career risks with Dr. Giovanna Sirianni
Nov 20, 2019 • 17 min
Today’s episode discusses the importance of taking risk in one’s career with Dr. Giovanna Sirianni.
Supporting family physicians with Dr. Arun Radhakrishnan
Nov 13, 2019 • 27 min
Today’s episode focuses on the importance of support to improve our health care system
Behaviour change with Dr. Peter Selby
Nov 6, 2019 • 18 min
We delve into behaviour change and the context necessary for making those changes with primary care providers.
Challenges with MAID with Dr. Kimberly Wintemute
Oct 30, 2019 • 29 min
We explore Dr. Wintemute’s experiences and challenges with MAID, and the impact it’s had on her life personally, and professionally.