About Alberta Doctors' Digest
Alberta Doctors’ Digest is published six times annually by the Alberta Medical Association for its members

Editor: Dennis W. Jirsch, MD, PhD 

Co-Editor: Alexander H.G. Paterson, MB ChB, MD, FRCP, FACP 

Editor-in-Chief: Marvin Polis 

Copy Editors: Debbie Bevan, Tracey L. Anderson, Marvin Polis

Podcast Producer and Host: Marvin Polis

President:  Fredrykka Rinaldi, MD, CCFP, FCPC  

Immediate Past President: Michelle Warren, MD, CCFP, FCFP, FRRMS


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AMA Mission Statement 

The AMA advances patient-centered, quality care by advocating for and supporting physician leadership and wellness. 


The opinions expressed in Alberta Doctors’ Digest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the Alberta Medical Association or its Board of Directors. The association reserves the right to edit all letters to the editor. 

The Alberta Medical Association assumes no responsibility or liability for damages arising from any error or omission or from the use of any information or advice contained in Alberta Doctors’ Digest. Advertisements included in Alberta Doctors’ Digest are not necessarily endorsed by the Alberta Medical Association. 

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