News release

Province Celebrates Family Doctor Week

Nova Scotians are encouraged to acknowledge the special contributions family physicians make to health as part of Family Doctor Week this week.

"Family doctors are a vital primary health care resource," said Health Minister Maureen MacDonald. "Whether it be in clinics, hospitals or making house calls, Nova Scotia's family doctors are dedicated to providing quality care for their patients in all regions of the province."

On a daily basis, family doctors are responsible for caring for the province's youngest and oldest people. They treat illness and injuries, promote wellness and chronic disease prevention, and advocate on behalf of their patients.

"I gratefully acknowledge the hard work of our family doctors," said Ms. MacDonald. "It is because of the hard work of our health partners that we are able to continue work on our commitment to providing better health care for Nova Scotians."

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Nova Scotians are encouraged to acknowledge the special contributions family physicians make to their health during Family Doctor Week this week.

Health Minister Maureen MacDonald says that family doctors are a vital primary health resource who are dedicated to providing quality care for patients.

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