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Dr. Catherine Textor, recipient of the 2019 Physician of the Year Award/Dre Catherine Textor, récipiendaire du Prix de médecin de famille de l’année

Dr. Catherine Textor
Prince George, British Columbia

Dr. Catherine Textor has worked as a full-service family doctor in Prince George, British Columbia, for the past 16 years. One of four partners who own a group family practice, together they provide comprehensive care that includes obstetrical, palliative, and long-term care; home visits; surgical assists; and in-hospital care for their patients. Obstetrical care is […]

Image of Dr. Cynthia Landy, recipient of the 2019 Physician of the Year award/Image de la médecin de famille de l’année 2019 Dre Cynthia Landy

Dr. Cynthia Landy
Calgary, Alberta

During her medical education at the University of Calgary students were taught every system of the body, one at a time. Dr. Cynthia Landy found each one fascinating, and in the end wanted to practise in all areas of medicine. After her first year of residency, an elective in rural family medicine showed her what […]

Image of 2019 Family Physician of the Year Dr. Cheryl Zagozeski/Image de la médecin de famille de l’année 2019 Dre Cheryl Zagozeski

Dr. Cheryl Zagozeski
Regina, Saskatchewan

Dr. Cheryl Zagozeski has wanted to be a family physician for as long as she can remember. During her clerkship she found almost every specialty interesting, but her family medicine rotation confirmed her true calling. After 34 years in practice she views many of her patients as extended family members, and she shares in both […]

Image of 2019 Family Physician of the Year Dr. Kevin Coates/Image de la médecin de famille de l’année 2019 Dr Kevin Coates

Dr. Kevin Coates
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Dr. Kevin Coates has worked as a full-scope family physician at the multidisciplinary St. Boniface Clinic in Winnipeg, Manitoba, since 1982; he has held the roles of President and Managing Partner since 1995 and has been a preceptor for physician assistants since 2013. He holds the distinction of being one of the first fee-for-service physicians […]

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Dr. Robert Woollard
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Robert Woollard graduated from a small rural school, in a class of 12 students at a time when educating youth was a high priority for both his parents and society. A successful billiards shot determined that he would pursue medicine instead of honours history. Family medicine offered him two advantages: an opportunity to raise […]

Image of 2019 TD Insurance Spotlight on Achievement winner Dr. Evan Adams

Dr. Evan Adams

Dr. Evan Adams is a Coast Salish actor and family physician from the Tla’amin First Nation near Powell River, British Columbia. After completing his medical degree at the University of Calgary he did his residency at the University of British Columbia (UBC), where he focused on Aboriginal health at the St. Paul’s Site of the […]

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin

Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin
Vancouver, British Columbia

Dr. Ruth Elwood Martin is a clinical professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC)’s School of Population and Public Health. She is also the inaugural director of UBC’s Collaborating Centre for Prison Health and Education, which was formed in 2006 to facilitate opportunities to enhance the well-being of individuals in custody and reintegration into […]

2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner Dr. James Irvine

Dr. James Irvine
La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Dr. James Irvine grew up in a small town in a rural area of Saskatchewan, where connections and relationships within the community were valued and social responsibility was an integral part of being a physician. His desire to pursue family medicine solidified during a summer externship, during which he witnessed the benefits of having physicians […]

Dr. Gary Bloch

Dr. Gary Bloch
Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Gary Bloch is an associate professor in the University of Toronto’s Department of Family and Community Medicine and a family physician at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, where he is also co-chair of the Social Determinants of Health Committee in the department. He divides his time between clinical work, teaching, advocacy, and research. […]