May 19 is Family Doctors Day

May 18, 2023

May 19 is Family Doctors Day and we are pleased to celebrate and acknowledge the significant contributions family physicians make to the health and well-being of Manitobans. As the regulatory college entrusted with promoting and upholding high medical practice standards, we know the integrity and commitment you bring to the profession.

Family doctors are the cornerstone of primary care, serving as trusted healthcare partners for individuals and families. Your expertise, compassion, and dedication to patient-centred care earn you deep respect and gratitude within the communities you practice in.

You listen attentively, provide empathetic support, and guide your patients throughout their healthcare journeys. Family doctors consider not only the physical well-being of individuals but also their emotional, mental, and social needs, thereby enhancing the quality of life of many.

Your adaptability during the past few years has particularly been remarkable. Your tireless efforts in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic have saved lives, provided comfort, and instilled hope in our communities. Whether through virtual medicine consultations, vaccination campaigns, or ensuring access to essential healthcare services, you have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to your patients and the broader healthcare system.

On Family Doctors Day, we thank you for your contributions and achievements. Your dedication is a reminder of the immeasurable impact family doctors have on the health and well-being of Canadians. Your commitment to lifelong learning and the advancement of primary care sets an outstanding example for the medical community.

We wish you a joyous Family Doctors Day filled with well-deserved recognition, appreciation, and the warmest wishes from patients, colleagues, and your communities.