Charlotte doubles number of award-winning doctors

  • Jun. 22, 2009 7:00 p.m.

For the second year in a row, a doctor working in Queen Charlotte has been named the rural family physician of the year by the BC College of Family Physicians. This year’s honour goes to Dr. Tracy Morton, whose name was put forward by last year’s winner, Dr. Peter Lake and his partner Dr. Andrea Wilhelm. Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha said Dr. Morton’s nomination received tremendous support from his colleagues and patients, as well as the village of Queen Charlotte and the Skidegate Band Council. It’s unusual for the BC College of Family Physicians to honour two doctors from the same community in consecutive years, Ms Kulesha said. The community found out that Dr. Morton had won the title just in time for Hospital Day. “We have all the reason in the world to be proud of the people who work here,” she said. “For a small hospital to have two award-winning physicians is incredible.” The award will be presented during the college’s annual scientific assembly in early October.