News and Events

head shot of Dr. Leisha Hawker
May 13, 2022

More doctors trained in gender-affirming care needed, say N.S. advocates

Global News

Gabriel Enxuga knows all too well the barriers to accessing gender-affirming care in Nova Scotia. “For me, the process of starting hormones took almost two years, and in that time, my mental health really suffered,” they said. That was more than ten years ago now, but Enxuga said many of the barriers that existed back then are still in place today.

head shot of Dr. Heather Johnson, President, Doctor Nova Sotia
April 25, 2022

THINKING OUT LOUD WITH SHELDON MacLEOD: Doctors NS on the plan to fix health care


Tim Houston's government released its plan to address challenges in health care last Friday on the last day of the Spring Sitting of the Nova Scotia Legislature.

head shot of Dr. Heather Johnson, President, Doctor Nova Sotia
April 25, 2022

Nova Scotia's Healthcare Plan

CTV Your Morning

Dr. Heather Johnson's interview starts at 49:44

Quick Links

The below sections are currently the most frequently visited areas of the site.

  1. Board and Sections
  2. Privacy legislation
  3. Member perks
  4. Latest member updates
  5. Health and dental forms
Information Session
May 18th, 2022 | 8:00 PM
General Meeting
May 27th, 2022 | 12:00 PM


Current features and updated content you should know about.

Thoughtful doctor

Professional Support

The Professional Support Program responds to the urgent needs of members in crisis and supports initiatives that promote wellness, resiliency, self-development and balanced living.

Background image

Practice opportunities

Looking for a change of pace? View our current listing of practice opportunities across Nova Scotia.
Dr. Karla Armsworthy

Celebrating our doctors

Promoting a strong and trusted image of physicians to the public, DNS showcases the work, expertise and dedication of physicians located across the province.