The Province and the PEI College of Family Physicians are pleased to recognize the outstanding contributions of family doctors in PEI on World Family Doctor Day, May 19.

Family doctors are the first point of contact for people within the health care system, and are experts in diagnosing and treating the patient and the person.

Among all the family physicians being recognized today, the PEI College of Family Physicians is honouring three Island family doctors with special awards.

Dr. Bernie Holland, Montague, has been named PEI’s Family Physician of the Year. This award recognizes an outstanding member who exemplifies the best of family medicine, including providing exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of their communities. 

Dr. Megan Miller, Stratford, is receiving an Awards of Excellence for her work with cancer treatment and end-of-life care in PEI.

Dr. John Morash, Summerside, is receiving an Awards of Excellence as he exemplifies what it means to be a comprehensive family physician and is an important and highly valued member of PEI’s medical community.

The Awards of Excellence recognizes members at a national level who have made outstanding contributions in a specific area such as patient care, community service, research, or other academic elements of family medicine.

The awards will be presented in June at the annual Family Medicine Conference in Charlottetown.

To learn more about family doctor day visit CFPC Family Doctor Day.