Award wins for two Vancouver Division family doctors
Dr Joy Russell, a member of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice
, has been named Family Physician of the Year in BC
by the College of Family Physicians of Canada
. Dr Russell, who has been a physician in Vancouver for 33 years, is one of 10 family doctors across Canada being honoured with the Family Physician of the Year designation in 2017. The award recognizes family doctors across the country who provide exceptional care to their patients, contribute to the well-being of their communities, and demonstrate leadership in family medicine education and research.
Dr Fiona Duncan, chair of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice
member, has been presented with the Primus Inter Pares (PIP) or “First Among Equals” award. The PIP award is a mark of esteem and appreciation for services rendered to the Vancouver Medical Association and the profession and the degree was presented at the Annual Osler Dinner. The award was presented by Dr. Terry Chang, past chair of the Vancouver Division of Family Practice.