News Release Archive

The village of Saulnierville will soon have a new physician. Dr.
Leslie Griffen, who grew up in New Minas and is a graduate of
Dalhousie Medical School, will be joining Drs. Michelle Dow and
Lionel d'Entremont to practice family medicine in the
Municipality of Clare.

"We are pleased that Dr. Griffen will be taking up residence in
Saulnierville," said Mr. Frank Peters, physician recruitment
co-ordinator. "Saulnierville is adjacent to Meteghan, which is an
underserviced area. This placement is, therefore, very important
to ensuring the people of Meteghan and those living in the
Municipality of Clare, continue to have access to quality health

Together the three physicians will serve a population base of
10,000 residents. Dr. d'Entremont practices in Meteghan Centre,
while Dr. Dow practices in Church Point.

Since Mr. Peter's appointment in September 1995, a total of 12
positions have been filled across the province -- five have been
under the incentive package, while seven physicians have been
placed in non-incentive areas. Two more incentive area placements
are in various stages of negotiation.

Mr. Peters was hired jointly by the Department of Health and the
Medical Society of Nova Scotia to recruit physicians to Nova


Contact: Donna Christopher  902-468-1866

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