Call is out for ‘top docs’ in Patients’ Choice Awards

Deadline for nominations is September 14 for program sponsored by Bluewater Health, Ontario Medical Association, and Patients Canada

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If you believe your physician is committed to providing great patient care, submit a nomination about him or her for the Patients’ Choice Awards. Sponsored by Bluewater Health, Patients Canada and the Ontario Medical Association, the Patients’ Choice Awards recognize local physicians who have been nominated by their patients for the care they provide. The awards are open to all family physicians and specialists in Sarnia-Lambton.

To submit a nomination, patients are asked to write a brief story highlighting an exceptional patient experience with their physician online at:

Or mail to:

Patients Canada
65 Queen Street West, Suite 2010
PO #68
Toronto, ON M5H 2M5

The deadline for nominations is Friday, September 14, 2018. Submissions will be judged by a panel of patients working with Patients Canada, and winners will be announced on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

“The Patients’ Choice Awards give our citizens the opportunity to recognize physicians who they believe have provided them with exceptional patient-centred care, and as a physician, it is greatly appreciated when a patient or family member takes the time to thank you,” said Dr. Mike Haddad, chief of Professional Staff, Bluewater Health. “We are pleased to partner with Patients Canada and the Ontario Medical Association to involve patients in identifying physicians who provide care that is meaningful to them.”

“Patients Canada is once again thrilled to provide the patients and caregivers in Sarnia-Lambton the unique opportunity to recognize their family doctors and specialists that go above and beyond the call of duty of care. These physicians demonstrate the essential qualities of patient-centered care and we couldn’t be more proud to recognize them during these awards, “said Michael Decter, board chair, Patients Canada.

“The bond between patients and physicians is a special one,” said Ontario Medical Association President Nadia Alam. “We know their struggles, and they know our sacrifices on their behalf. I encourage Sarnia-Lambton to honour their local doctors by submitting nominations for the Patients’ Choice Awards.”

Past recipients of the Patients’ Choice Awards include Dr. Boulos Ghazarian, Dr. John O’Mahony, Dr. Ken Yoshida, Dr. Sonja Burgel and the North Lambton Community Health Centre, Dr. Robert Borek, Dr. David Kim, Dr. Anil Duggal, Dr. Jaishree Uppal, Dr. Glen Maddison, Dr. Cynthia Arnold, Dr. Anthony Lena, Dr. Susan Mather, Dr. Brian Hynes, Dr. Cynthia Arnold and Dr. William Buckton.

Patients Canada is an independent, national organization that champions healthcare change that matters to patients.

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