Examiner Podcast

Do you find it hard to keep up with what’s happening at your PCN? We have a solution.

The Examiner Podcast is designed for you, our busy physician members. You can enjoy it during your commute, at lunchtime or whenever you have a break in your day.

Join the CWC PCN's Roma Thomson and Lisa Bergerman each month as they chat with doctors, team members and community partners about the programs, services and activities that support your PCN membership. 

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podcast episodes

Feb. 24, 2020
Episode 09: Social work program
The PCN’s Social Workers can now support patients of all ages, so listen in as a member of the team, a family physician and Roma Thomson discuss the program in the latest podcast episode. (20:47)

January 17, 2020
Episode 08: Home Care
The Medical Director and the Director of Home Care in Calgary join Roma Thomson on this episode to discuss the service’s programs, referral advice and a new initiative to improve communication with family physicians. (20:47)

December 11, 2019
Episode 07: Year-end Message
Happy holidays from your PCN and the Examiner Podcast! Listen in for a short holiday message and a glimpse of the future topics coming to the podcast in 2020. (2:29)

November 1, 2019
Episode 06: Complex Care Hub
Hear directly from two of the clinicians involved in the Complex Care Hub as Roma Thomson speaks with Dr. Michelle Grinman, originator of CCH in the Calgary Zone, and Kim Wrubleski, one of our two RNs liaising with the program. (22:12)

October 8, 2019
Episode 05: Palliative Care
Roma discusses palliative and end-of-life care in the Calgary Zone with guests Dr. Ayn Sinnarajah, Medical Director, Palliative End of Life Care, and Janice Hagel, Area Manager, Palliative Care Consult Service and Hospice Operations/Access. (23:37)

September 11, 2019
Episode 04: Senior Services
Listen in as Roma Thomson discusses Senior Services – its referral process, services and lesser known benefits – with care of the elderly physician, Dr. Jed Shimizu, and Jolene Peters, a CWC PCN Licensed Practical Nurse who works with the team. (22:25)

August 8, 2019
Episode 03: Alberta Healthy Living Program
This month Roma welcomes Teresa Krahn, Program Manager of the Alberta Healthy Living Program, and CWC PCN Primary Care Registered Nurse, Jill McWilliam, to talk about how the program supports patients with chronic conditions and improves their quality of life. (24:44)

July 9, 2019
Episode 02: Specialist LINK
Listen in as Roma Thomson chats with Dr. Oliver David, Interim Chair of Health Systems Support Group, and CWC PCN physician and Board member Dr. William Wu for answers and insights about the service, including information about billing codes, earning Mainpro+ credits and more. (22:48)

June 5, 2019
Episode 01: Access Mental Health
For our first-ever episode we’re excited to welcome CWC PCN physician member, Dr. Ginette Heeps, and Debbie Malloy, the manager of Access Mental Health, to discuss the challenges doctors face accessing resources for their patients. (30:45)

May 28, 2019
Welcome to the Examiner Podcast!
Roma Thomson, Director of Community Services, Transitions and Integration, and Lisa Bergerman, Director of Members Services and Engagement, introduce the new Examiner Podcast. (1:19)

If you have ideas for future episodes, or you’d like to get involved, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to your Physician Liaison, or email Member Services with your ideas and suggestions.