Friday, November 8, 2013

13 New Doctors Coming to Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is welcoming thirteen new family doctors to rural communities right across the province.  The doctors will begin seeing patients this fall and winter in Hubbards, Bridgewater, Yarmouth, Digby, Windsor, New Glasgow, Guysborough and Glace Bay. South Shore Health announced today they are welcoming two new doctors. It's a big relief to those in need of a family doctor. Dr. Reza Mehrpooya graduated with his Medical Doctor’s degree from the Shahid Sadoghi Medical School in Iran and completed 18 months of rotational internship with experience in emergency room and family practice. He will be setting up a practice in Hubbards. Dr. Hamidreza Koupaei graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in Iran and also completed 18 months of internship. He will be setting up practice in Bridgewater. Health and Wellness Minister Leo Glavine says timely access to a family doctor remains a key issue across Nova Scotia and the province is working hard to boost access. The family doctors are being recruited under the Clinician  Assessment for Practice Program, or CAPP. The program assesses the clinical skills of international medical graduate physicians to enter family practice without residency training in Canada.