Dr. Padraig Casey
Cornwall, PE

Hailing from County Louth, Ireland, after earning his general practitioner credentials in 2015, Dr. Padraig Casey moved to Prince Edward Island (PEI) in 2017 with his wife and three children.

Despite no initial connections to PEI, Dr. Casey swiftly anchored himself in clinical practice. Embracing the Island’s challenges, he showcased his leadership as president of the Medical Society of PEI, guiding the community through trying times, including COVID-19, Hurricane Fiona, and pivotal health system transitions. His clear communication and strategic approach solidified his standing as a prominent thought leader.

With a strong interest medical education, Dr. Casey became Family Medicine Site Director for the Dalhousie program on PEI after his time leading faculty development across the province. His Cornwall clinic has welcomed residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners seeking guidance. Under Dr. Casey’s stewardship, the Patient’s Medical Home program in Cornwall emerged as a pioneering influence, setting the pace for PEI’s ambitious province-wide Patient’s Medical Home program.

Through exemplary practise, leadership, and innovation Dr. Casey is the consummate family physician and
is proud of his roots new and old—Irish, Canadian, and Islander!


Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year –
The Reg L. Perkin Award

Since 1972, the CFPC and the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine 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, 10 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.