North­east­ern On­tario Med­i­cal Of­fice hon­oured

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Sud­bury’s North­east­ern On­tario Med­i­cal Of­fices has been named as a 2017 re­cip­i­ent of the On­tario Col­lege of Fam­ily Physi­cians Fam­ily Prac­tice of the Year Award.

The award cel­e­brates the ac­com­plish­ments and hard work of the mem­bers of a fam­ily prac­tice in On­tario de­liv­er­ing com­pre­hen­sive ser­vices and con­ti­nu­ity of care for their pa­tients. North­east­ern On­tario Med­i­cal Of­fices will be pre­sented with their award dur­ing the 2017 On­tario Col­lege of Fam­ily Physi­cians Awards Cer­e­mony on Nov. 23 in Toronto.

“Fam­ily medicine is at the heart of an ef­fec­tive health sys­tem, and it is the skill and ded­i­ca­tion of fam­ily physi­cians and com­mit­ment to high-qual­ity, com­pas­sion­ate, com­pre­hen­sive and co­or­di­nated care that help keep On­tar­i­ans healthy,” Dr. Glenn Brown said in a re­lease. “I con­grat­u­late North­east­ern On­tario Med­i­cal Of­fices for ex­em­pli­fy­ing these val­ues that are so in­te­gral to our pro­fes­sion,” said Brown, pres­i­dent of the On­tario Col­lege of Fam­ily Physi­cians.

The an­nounce­ment came dur­ing Fam­ily Doc­tor Week in Canada, which ran last week, and is an op­por­tu­nity to ac­knowl­edge the vi­tal work fam­ily physi­cians do to help keep On­tar­i­ans healthy. A list of all OCFP awardees, in­clud­ing fam­ily prac­tice co-re­cip­i­ent Sher­bourne Health Cen­tre from Toronto, is posted on the col­lege’s web­site.

Based in Sud­bury, the North­east­ern On­tario Med­i­cal Of­fices pro­vides ser­vices in­clud­ing fam­ily medicine, travel medicine, cor­po­rate health care, skin care, and al­lergy as­sess­ments. The team fea­tures six physi­cians, two physi­cian as­sis­tants, three in­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary health providers and four ad­min­is­tra­tive staff, who serve more than 10,000 pa­tients.

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