Island family doctors recognized

The Province and the PEI College of Family Physicians are pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of family doctors in PEI on World Family Doctor Day, May 19.

Family doctors are the first point of contact for people within the health care system, and are experts in diagnosing and treating the patient and the person. 

“This is a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge our incredible team of family doctors who have chosen a career of healing and caring for others. On behalf of Islanders, I want to extend my sincere appreciation to our family doctors who continue to make sacrifices every day and advocate for the health and well-being of their patients.”

- Health and Wellness Minister Ernie Hudson

“Family doctors across PEI provide outstanding service in their communities and are there for Islanders throughout their entire healthcare journey,” said Chief Medical Officer of Health PEI, Dr. Kathie McNally. “World Family Doctor Day acknowledges Island family physicians for their dedication and contribution to family medicine and for providing exceptional patient care during difficult times.”

Among all the family physicians being recognized today, the PEI College of Family Physicians is honouring three Island family doctors with special awards.

Dr. Bernie Holland, Montague, has been named PEI’s Family Physician of the Year. This award recognizes an outstanding member who exemplifies the best of family medicine, including providing exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of their communities. 

Dr. Megan Miller, Stratford, is receiving an Awards of Excellence for her work with cancer treatment and end-of-life care in PEI. 

Dr. John Morash, Summerside, is receiving an Awards of Excellence as he exemplifies what it means to be a comprehensive family physician and is an important and highly valued member of PEI’s medical community. 

The Awards of Excellence recognizes members at a national level who have made outstanding contributions in a specific area such as patient care, community service, research, or other academic elements of family medicine.

“Congratulations to all 2021 physician award recipients. Family physicians provide a system of front-line health care that is relationship and patient-centered; community-adaptive; collaborative and continuous,” said Dr. Kristy Newson, President of the PEI College of Family Physicians. “I would like to thank every family doctor on PEI for the work they do each day to keep Islanders safe and healthy.” 

The awards will be presented in June at the annual Family Medicine Conference in Charlottetown.

To learn more about family doctor day, visit: CFPC Family Doctor Day.

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