Town hall: Addressing the family doctor shortage

Public healthcare in Canada means everyone should get help when they need it. But in BC, 900,000 people don't have access to a family doctor. 

Register for the BC Green town hall on the family doctor shortage

The Province’s current payment model makes it hard for doctors to run family practices. BC Greens are proposing an overhaul of the payment model to make it easier for doctors to run a family practice, so everyone can have access to a family doctor. 

Join BC Green leader Sonia Furstenau for a discussion about how we can make sure everyone in BC has access to a family doctor. Sonia will be joined by a panel of healthcare experts: 

Dr. Mei-Ling Wiedmeyer
A family doctor for im/migrant families and a family planning provider in Metro Vancouver

Dr. Rita McCracken
A family doctor and Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Practice at UBC

Dr. Lindsay Hedden
Assistant Professor of Learning Health Systems at SFU and Assistant Scientific Director at the BC Academic Health Science Network

Dr. Damien Contandriopoulos
Professor and Acting Director of Institute on Aging and Lifelong Health at UVic’s School of Nursing

Read our panelists full bios here.

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Because our speakers will have limited time to answer questions, sending us your questions in advance will help us plan the evening’s discussion around the topics that are most important to you. If there is time, we will also take questions during the event.

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Tue. Apr 26, 2022
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

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