Admired by her colleagues and patients for her compassion and dedication, Dr Antoinette Le Roux is recognized for her outstanding commitment to her patients.
Dr Le Roux began practising comprehensive family medicine in South Africa after graduating from the University of Pretoria in 1989. She and her family immigrated to Canada in 2001 and she received Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 2008.
Dr Le Roux practised full-service family medicine in Regina until July of this year, when she retired after 26 years of service. Since 2014, Dr Le Roux has worked part-time as Medical Director of the Co-operators Life Insurance Company. Since retiring from her practice, she is now working full-time in insurance medicine.
Known for her kind nature, Dr Le Roux is an active member of her community, and she devotes time to supporting an Eritrean family whom she helped immigrate to Canada and continues to support through fundraising efforts.
Dr Le Roux supports medical education through her role as a clinical associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and works as part of a multi-disciplinary team for the Workers’ Compensation Board and Saskatchewan Government Insurance. She has served as an assessor with the Saskatchewan International Physician Practice Assessment program and an evaluator for the Practice Enhancement Program in Saskatchewan.
Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year – the Reg L. Perkin Awards
Since 1972, the CFPC and its Research & Education Foundation have honoured family physician members who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine. Initially, one award recipient was selected to receive the Family Physician of the Year (FPOY) Award each year. Since 2002, ten family physicians have been recognized annually—one representing each CFPC Chapter.
Canada’s FPOYs are chosen by their peers, other health care colleagues, and community leaders for:
- Providing exceptional care to their patients
- Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
- Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors
FPOY recipients must exemplify the four principles of family medicine:
- Be skilled clinicians
- Be community based
- Act as a resource to a practice population
- Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship
CFPC Chapters review nominations and select the FPOY for their respective provinces. The provincial FPOYs are honoured at their respective Annual Scientific Assemblies or Annual General Meetings. The national FPOYs are honoured at the annual CFPC Family Medicine Forum.