BC Family Physician of the Year: Dr Ronald Wilson

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 52, No. 10, December 2010, Page 530 Interviews
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Interview: Dr Ron Wilson talks to the BCMJ about his career in family practice and maternity care. Click image above to view.

Recognized for his tremendous devotion to his patients, Ron Wilson, MD, CCFP, has been recognized as BC Family Physician of the Year. Dr Wilson is dedicated to underserviced populations while being innovative and committed to teaching, mentoring, and providing leadership in collaborative multidisciplinary care. 

After completing his medical degree at the University of British Columbia in 1978, Dr Wilson became a certificant of the CFPC in 1982. His scope of practice extends beyond the spectrum of office and hospital medicine to include emergency obstetrics and newborn care. He is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia, where he teaches medical students, family practice residents, and midwives. 

Dr Wilson is highly regarded for his instrumental role in helping establish the Vancouver Family Practice Maternity Service (FPMS), a group of dedicated family doctors passionate about providing sustainable maternity care, especially to those without a primary care provider. This group cares for approximately 1000 women each year and provides 80% of the medical student core program teaching in ante­partum outpatient care at the University of British Columbia. 

A champion of health promotion, Dr Wilson has been the chair of the British Columbia Medical Association Athletics and Recreation Committee since 2003 and has organized numerous physical fitness programs including Vancouver’s Walk With Your Doc and the CFPC’s Doctors Promoting Active Living. 

He and his wife, Helen Wilson, have five children, Theresa, Myra, Eric, Michael, and Stephanie. Passionate about sports, Dr Wilson is an avid marathon runner and enjoys watching his elder son play for the national rug­by team. 

Dr Wilson received the award from the Canadian College of Family Phy­sicians, which awards the Reg L. Perkin Awards to one family physician from each province in recognition of exceptional care for patients, meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of communities, and dedication to research and teaching.

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