It is an honour, and I truly appreciate the opportunity to do something worthwhile.
I am convinced that family physicians arespecialists in primary care, that a healthy patient needs a healthy, well-balanced family physician. Family physicians in BC need a voice that they can depend on to take care of their interests and look out for them. I believe that we can achieve this by working collaboratively with all the stakeholders within the healthcare system: our patients, our colleagues (medical and non-medical), the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC, other medical organizations, and the business community. At the same time, we need to effectively articulate the necessity, reality and practicality of the family physician within this system.
I feel that BC Family Doctors is ideally suited to fulfill this role (and is fulfilling this role). I look forward to working with what I have found to be an inspiring group of family physicians.