Dr. Tom Freeman
London, ON - 2023

After earning his doctorate in 1976, Dr. Tom Freeman embarked on a journey of practising comprehensive family medicine lasting more than 40 years. Dr. Freeman has been a full-time faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University since 1989 and was appointed professor emeritus in May […]

Dr. Marshall Godwin


“Family medicine has provided me with a life I have enjoyed immensely. Besides being a family doctor, I know nothing else. That’s who I am and who I will always be.” Dr. Marshall Godwin’s passion for family medicine sparked an early interest in pursuing a career in primary care. In 1977 Dr. Godwin completed his […]


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. Susan Phillips/Dre Susan Phillips

Dr. Susan Phillips
Kingston, ON

Dr. Susan Phillips’ upbringing was guided by three principles that encapsulate why she chose family medicine as a profession: always question; treat people equally and with dignity; and if you work hard, you can do anything. After initially struggling to find her calling, she studied physical sciences at the University of Guelph and medicine at […]