Celebrating the work of BC’s family doctors

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 61, No. 5, June 2019, Page 224 News

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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