This year, BC Family Doctor Day was 19 May, a day when the BC College of Family Physicians recognizes and celebrates the important work of the more than 6000 family doctors who practise in communities across the province. Whether in hospitals, other health care facilities, patients’ homes, or community-based doctors’ offices or clinics, family doctors are experts in diagnosing and treating the whole person, and are often a patient’s first point of contact with the health care system. In recognition, the BCCFP’s annual awards include five patient-nominated My Family Doctor awards, honoring recipients from each of BC’s health regions, as well as peer-nominated awards for family doctors and family medicine residents. The BCCFP award recipients for 2019 are:
BC Family Physician of the Year: Dr Catherine Textor, Prince George
First Five Years of Practice Award: Dr Aryn Khan, Vanderhoof
Small Changes, Big Difference Award: Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) Force—an initiative of the Surrey–North Delta Division of Family Practice
My Family Doctor Award:
- Dr Elizabeth Payne, Port Coquitlam
- Dr Steven Broadbent, Kamloops
- Dr Christopher Collins, Nanaimo
- Dr Marlowe Haskins, Smithers
- Dr Margo Sweeny, Vancouver
Resident Leadership Award: Dr Saima Ali
Dr Manoo and Jean Gurjar Award, BCCFP Family Medicine Resident Scholarship:
- Dr Natalie Chan
- Dr Vincent Wong
For more information about the award recipients, visit https://bccfp.bc.ca/bccfp-awards/2019-award-recipients. To learn more about BC Family Doctor Day, visit https://bccfp.bc.ca/news/bc-family-doctor-day.
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