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The CFPC Announces Canada’s 2012 ‘Top Docs’ in Family Medicine

November 5, 2012

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – The College of Family Physicians
of Canada (CFPC) is proud to celebrate the 40(th) anniversary of the Family Physicians of the Year with the announcement
of the 2012 recipients of the Reg L. Perkin Award.  Since 1972, the College has acknowledged family doctors for
outstanding patient care, significant contributions to the health and
well-being of their local community, and commitment to family medicine
teaching and research. The award recipients are nominated by their
colleagues, community leaders and the CFPC’s 10 provincial chapters.

Canada’s 2012 Family Physicians of the Year are:

        --  Dr. Stanley Lubin, Vancouver, British Columbia
        --  Dr. Michel Donoff, Edmonton, Alberta
        --  Dr. Daniel Johnson, Kindersley, Saskatchewan
        --  Dr. Frances Berard, Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Manitoba
        --  Dr. Peter Wells, Collingwood, Ontario
        --  Dre Andrée Gagnon, Blainville, Québec
        --  Dr. Greg Donald, Ammon, New Brunswick
        --  Dr. Jane Brooks, Middleton, Nova Scotia
        --  Dr. Paul Kelly, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
        --  Dr. Edgar Mayo, Burin Bay Arm, Newfoundland and Labrador

“Our 2012 award recipients are dedicated to providing comprehensive care
for their patients, and supporting their students and colleagues,” says
CFPC President, Dr. Sandy Buchman.  “They each have unique areas of
interest including palliative care, emergency medicine, advanced trauma
life support, obstetrics, and support for enhanced use of electronic
medical record systems. Many also channel their passions into family
medicine research and teaching the next generation of family
physicians. They are stellar examples of the outstanding family
physicians we are so lucky to have to provide Canadians with
high-quality health care.”

“The Reg L. Perkin Award is special because it recognizes excellence among family physicians in
Canada as well as the diversity that makes them special,” adds Dr.
Calvin Gutkin, Executive Director and CEO.  “This year’s award
recipients are perfect examples. They come from a variety of urban
centres and small rural communities, they work in a variety of
practices, hospitals, institutions, homes and schools, and they each
make significant contributions to their home communities.  What they
have in common is the passion for quality health care and providing the
best for their patients.  We commend them on their outstanding

Since 1996, the award has been named in honour of Dr. Reg L. Perkin,
CFPC Executive Director from 1985 to 1996. The awards are presented as
part of Family Doctor Week in Canada, which this year runs from November 12-17, 2012.

The award presentations will be made during a ceremony at the CFPC’s
annual Family Medicine Forum, which this year is held in Toronto, on
Monday, November 12(th).  The awards program is supported by Scotiabank and the CFPC’s Research
and Education Foundation.

College of Family Physicians of Canada
The College of Family Physicians of Canada is the voice of family
medicine in Canada. Representing over 28,000 members across the
country, it is the professional organization responsible for
establishing standards for the training, certification and lifelong
education of family physicians and for advocating on behalf of the
specialty of family medicine, family physicians and their patients. The
CFPC accredits postgraduate family medicine training in Canada’s 17
medical schools.

Profiles of the 2012 Family Physicians of the Year are provided in the
accompanying PDF document.
For more information about the Family Physicians of the Year program,
please visit: http://fpoy.cfpc.ca

(aussi disponible en français)

SOURCE College of Family Physicians of Canada

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