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February 15, 2011

Bahá’í Physician Receives National Recognition
Gatineau, Quebec, 15 February 2011 (CBNS) — Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt, a member of the Bahá’í Community of Gatineau, Quebec, has been named one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year for 2010 by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC). Since 1972, the CFPC has honoured family physicians — one from each Canadian province — who exemplify the guiding principles of family medicine by providing exceptional personal care to their patients, sharing their knowledge and insights with their colleagues and with physicians in training, and giving back to their communities.

The College recognized Dr. Vander Stelt’s work as a compassionate and dedicated family doctor, medical administrator and advocate for improved access to primary care at the local, provincial and federal levels. In particular, she was acknowledged for her efforts to help “orphan patients”, a term used to describe people who do not have access to a family doctor.
Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt
Dr. Ruth Vander Stelt

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