Dr. AJ to speak at health coali­tion AGM

Meet­ing hap­pen­ing May 25 in Digby

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The Digby Area Health Coali­tion is hold­ing its an­nual gen­eral meet­ing on Fri­day, May 25, and the guest speaker is Dr. AJ whose talk will fo­cus on us­ing avail­able in­for­ma­tion to im­prove ser­vices within the town and mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Digby.

The meet­ing will take place at the Digby Re­gional High School theatre. Dr. AJ’s talk at 7 p.m. will be fol­lowed by a ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion. All are wel­come and peo­ple are in­vited to bring their ques­tions and con­cerns.

Doc­tor Ajan­tha Jayabarathan, oth­er­wise known as Dr. AJ, works in the Hal­i­fax area as a fam­ily physi­cian and as a fac­ulty mem­ber at the Dal­housie Med­i­cal School. Dr. AJ has worked as an ER doc­tor at the Hal­i­fax In­fir­mary. She prac­tices com­mu­nity and life-span-based, cra­dle to grave, fam­ily medicine. This in­cludes ob­stet­rics, nurs­ing home care and house call en­hanced com­pre­hen­sive ser­vices to her pa­tients.

Dr. AJ has a me­dia pres­ence on CTV where she de­vel­oped a pro­gram called House Calls with Dr. AJ on Live at Five. She also does reg­u­lar med­i­cal col­umns for the CBC.

Ed­u­cated in On­tario be­fore com­ing to Dal­housie, Dr. AJ is pas­sion­ate about her home and work in Nova Sco­tia.

“I con­tinue to ex­plore many of Nova Sco­tia’s trea­sured sites with my fam­ily. We have grown to love Five Is­lands, Parrs­boro, Ad­vo­cate Har­bour, and Jog­gins and the sum­mer and fall of­ten find us there,” she says. “Since the first day I ar- rived in the Mar­itimes, I have felt nur­tured, ac­cepted, sup­ported and nour­ished by the spir­i­tu­al­ity and beauty of this land and the kind­ness of its peo­ple. It is un­likely I will bid Nova Sco­tia farewell in this life­time.”

Dr. AJ is a strong ad­vo­cate of trans­parency and help­ing com­mu­ni­ties see the health care sys­tem, its strengths and short- com­ings, as a lo­ca­tion or place wherein cit­i­zens can learn to man­age their per­sonal health in a bet­ter way.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Dr. AJ will be the guest speaker at the Digby Area Health Coali­tion’s AGM on May 25.

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