The BCCFP My Family Doctor Award provides British Columbians with the opportunity to recognize and honour their own family doctors, celebrating the doctor-patient relationship that supports good health. Five family physicians are selected annually – one from each health authority.
For an idea of what to include in your nomination, here is an extract from a nomination for a previous recipient:
“Dr. X is an incredible physician. She treated me first as a human being and then as a patient. She slowly took the time to earn my trust, which was far from easy. She made adaptations to procedures so that I was able to follow through with regular healthcare screenings and minor procedures . . . Dr. X always referred me to specialists when the need arose, and she took the time to answer endless questions about what to expect during these appointments and procedures. . . She helped me navigate insurance forms and was an incredible listener and one of the least judgmental people I have ever met . . . I also know that she did work for the hospitals and care homes in our community, often being a voice and face of comfort for her elderly patients and their families.”