Canadian Medical Association

Canadian Medical Association

August 14, 2008 15:50 ET

Canadian Medical Association to Launch New "Doctor's Doctor" Podcast Series

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 14, 2008) - The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and the CMA's Centre for Physician Health and Well-being announced today that they will be launching an innovative new podcast series called Healthy Practices at CMA's upcoming General Council. Healthy Practices will explore the challenges and ways of overcoming the stressors affecting the personal and professional lives of physicians.

"We want to help doctors be healthy and enjoy their career in medicine," said Dr. Brian Day, CMA President. "The Healthy Practices podcast is one of the many forward-thinking tools and services that the CMA offers physicians to help them thrive in the ever-changing world of medicine."

Healthy Practices is hosted by internationally respected psychiatrist, Dr. Mamta Gautam, who is known as the "Doctor's Doctor" since physicians make up her entire practice. "Physicians often do not consider their own health a priority," said Dr. Gautam, "but it is the foundation for providing good health care to their patients. I am very pleased to be part of this progressive online program that provides practical and essential information to help physicians better manage their own health and wellness."

Healthy Practices features a range of health expert guests, including physicians and people from different walks of life, all who have important and meaningful stories that encourage and promote the importance of living a well-balanced and healthy life.

The two, five-episode series will be broadcast on the CMA website from August to December 2008. The first series focuses on "Mental Health" and will cover topics from stress to burnout, to depression and stigma. The second series, to be launched later in the fall, will concentrate on findings from the first-ever Canadian Physician Health Study.

Contact Information

  • Canadian Medical Association
    Lucie Boileau
    1-800-663-7336 x1266, or 613-731-8610 x1266
    Mobile: 613-447-0866