Dr. Maurianne Reade named Regional Physician of the Year

MINDEMOYA—Dr. Maurianne Reade, a physician at the Manitoulin Central Family Health Teamin Mindemoya, is this year’s Northeast and Northwest Ontario 2016 Regional Physician of the Year as awarded by the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) Awards.

The OCFP’s Annual Awards program celebrates the outstanding skill, knowledge and dedication of family doctors across Ontario, a press release from the association states. The awards recognize excellence in community and medical leadership, outstanding contributions in teaching and exceptional teamwork.

The Regional Family Physician of the Year Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of seven Ontario family doctors who provide exemplary care to their patients and are passionately involved in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine.

Dr. Reade has practiced as a rural physician in Mindemoya since 2001. She is an associate professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, a board member of the Physician Clinical Teachers Association and an executive member of the OMA Academic Medicine Forum and Rural Expert Panel.

Described by peers as someone who views health holistically, her dedication to family medicine shines through in her daily routine where she can be found caring for patients in their homes, in the family health team clinic or First Nations Health Centre, the local emergency room and hospital ward.

“Good for Dr. Reade,” said Dr. Cooper, MHC chief of staff when contacted by The Expositor. “She certainly deserves some credit for all she does. Dr. Reade is an inspiration to her colleagues, a pleasure to work with, a tireless educator and an excellent clinician.”

The awards will be handed out at a gala event later this month at the Fairmont Royal York.