Physician stories

Physician stories

Nova Scotians care about their doctors and want to celebrate the qualities that make them special. These stories highlight the great work local physicians are doing across the province, showcasing their expertise and leadership within health care, and within their communities.

Dr. Onyebuchi “Stephanie” Ofoegbu

Dr. Onyebuchi “Stephanie” Ofoegbu, New Waterford

It’s the little interactions she has with her patients that motivate New Waterford family physician Dr. Ofoegbu to provide the best care possible. “When patients say ‘thank you,’ they say it with so much love,” she said. “It reminds me of why I wanted to be a doctor in the first place – I wanted to help.”  

Dr. Joe Gillis

Dr. Joe Gillis, Yarmouth

Yearning for a career where he could make a difference, Dr. Gillis ditched PR and headed to med school. Now a family doctor in Yarmouth, he is helping guide the next generation of physicians for his community “I like the excitement of residents – seeing them learn and figure things out,” he said

Dr. Reza Mehrpooya

Dr. Reza Merhpooya, Halifax

Dedicated to helping Nova Scotians who have chronic pain and substance use disorder, Dr. Mehrpooya provides care at several clinics in Halifax, including at Pain and Addictions Albro Lake (PAAL). “Patients need a safe place to open up, and PAAL is that place. It’s a home for my patients.” 

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