Permalink to Why Medical Students Aren’t Choosing Family Medicine

Why Medical Students Aren’t Choosing Family Medicine

Doctors in Nova Scotia aren’t getting any younger. More than half of all physicians practising in the province are over the age of 50. According to the province’s Physician Resource Plan, Nova Scotia needs to recruit 1,000 physicians over the […]

Permalink to The Secret Sauce for Keeping Specialists in Rural Nova Scotia Revealed

The Secret Sauce for Keeping Specialists in Rural Nova Scotia Revealed

Dr. Amy Hendricks is passionate about rural medicine. When she moved to Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 2016, she left one small community for another. She’d been working in Yellowknife for 14 years, caring for patients in remote areas across the […]

Permalink to Immediate Action Needed to Strengthen Nova Scotia’s Physician Workforce

Immediate Action Needed to Strengthen Nova Scotia’s Physician Workforce

Nova Scotians rely on health-care services being available when and where they need them. But with more than 56,000 people sitting on the province’s waitlist for a family doctor and over 100,000 people lacking primary care, health care is on […]

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9 Doctors Honoured for Putting Patients First

Each year, at the association’s annual conference, Doctors Nova Scotia recognizes physicians who are making a big difference for patients and their communities. The awards celebrate some of the most dedicated, innovative and caring doctors in the province.   Distinguished Service Award:  […]

Permalink to Boosting patient access a priority for the new President of Doctors Nova Scotia

Boosting patient access a priority for the new President of Doctors Nova Scotia

Dr. Tim Holland, of Truro, N.S., was installed as Doctors Nova Scotia’s President during the association’s annual conference on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Sydney. He may be just five years out of residency, but Dr. Holland is a seasoned […]

Permalink to 6 Reasons Why Family Doctors Matter More Than Ever

6 Reasons Why Family Doctors Matter More Than Ever

It’s a fact that Nova Scotia’s health-care system is at a critical juncture. More than 100,000 Nova Scotians are without a family doctor, and more than 59,225 people are stuck on a wait list to be welcomed into a family […]

Permalink to A Wedding and a Funeral: One Woman’s Journey to Dying with Dignity

A Wedding and a Funeral: One Woman’s Journey to Dying with Dignity

Nadine Belliveau is helping to plan her only daughter’s wedding next summer, but a shadow hangs over the anticipation and joy of the event. “We’ll have the wedding in my backyard because I’m unable to travel,” says Ms. Belliveau, who […]

Permalink to The Largest Mass Blinding in Canadian History through the Eyes of One Nova Scotia Doctor

The Largest Mass Blinding in Canadian History through the Eyes of One Nova Scotia Doctor

When Dr. George H. Cox arrived in Halifax on the afternoon of the Halifax Explosion, he met a landscape of destruction: swaths of burning homes, streets littered with wrecked vehicles, piles of dead horses and corpses. The New Glasgow doctor […]

Permalink to These Two Questions can save you from Unnecessary and Risky Medical Treatments

These Two Questions can save you from Unnecessary and Risky Medical Treatments

Did you know that some tests and treatments are unnecessary? Some even expose patients to risk. Incorrect or inconclusive results can lead to more needless tests or even surgery. So, how can you ensure this doesn’t happen to you? Talk […]