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BCCFP awards recognize Department of Family Practice members and residents

BCCFP awards recognize Department of Family Practice members and residents

Each year, the BC College of Family Physicians (BCCFP) recognizes some of our province’s exceptional family physicians and residents with peer-nominated awards, as well as the patient-nominated My Family Doctor Award. The 2017 recipient of the My Family Doctor Award is Prince George family physician and Northern Medical Program preceptor Dr. Cecilia Siegling. This award […]

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses Vancouver’s new grocery store liquor policy

Dr. Launette Rieb discusses Vancouver’s new grocery store liquor policy

Dr. Launette Rieb, family physician, Clinical Associate Professor, and addictions expert, in the Department of Family Practice recently spoke to Global News, CBC Radio One, about the recent changes to Vancouver’s liquor laws. Read Global News online article here  

Dr. Ron Abrahams to receive Meritorious Service Cross

Dr. Ron Abrahams to receive Meritorious Service Cross

We’re pleased to announce that Dr. Ron Abrahams, medical director of Perinatal Addictions, along with Sarah Payne, who was the former senior practice leader for Perinatal Addictions and manager of Fir Square, will both receive the Meritorious Service Cross.

Centre for Rural Health Research releases film about birthing in rural communities

In BC alone, more than 1,000 rural women a year must travel more than 100 kilometers to give birth. This causes stress and anxiety and, in some instances, adverse maternal and newborn outcomes. Women who have to travel more than 4 hours have more than a three times higher rate of perinatal mortality. Where was […]