Optimized Prescribing with Seniors


A joint communication of the Alberta Medical Association and the College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta, these articles are written by physicians for physicians prescribing in the care of older patients.

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Dr. Vivian Ewa, MBBS, CCFP (COE), CCFP, FCFP, PG DipMedEd, FRCP Edin., completed her family medicine and care of the elderly training at the University of Calgary. Her clinical practice involves hospitalist medicine and in-patient geriatric consult service at the Peter Lougheed Centre. She also provides consultation at the Bridgeland Seniors Health Centre’s specialized geriatric out-patient clinic and the home-based geriatric consult team.

Dr. Ewa is a clinical assistant professor and Section Chief, Seniors Care, Department of Family Medicine, University of Calgary and Medical Director, Facility living, Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone. She is passionate about medical education and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses at the University of Calgary.

She has served on various committees at the local and provincial level, such as the Alberta College of Family Physicians Advisory Committee on Seniors Care. Dr. Ewa is also a member of the annual Geriatrics Update Planning Committee at the University of Calgary.

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