Information Session

Webinar: The Role of Physician Assistants in Primary Care

Nova Scotia Health (NSH) is welcoming physician assistants (PAs) to our province. Building on the success of a trial of PAs in the Division of Orthopedics at the QEII Health Sciences Centre, PAs are now being introduced to some emergency departments and will soon be introduced to primary care.

Join Doctors Nova Scotia (DNS) and NSH for this webinar to hear from two primary care physicians who have been working with PAs for several years. 

Dr. Laurie Dusseault, CCFP, FCFP, has been practising family medicine since 2005 in the Greater Toronto Area and Kitchener-Waterloo. She has been involved with McMaster Physician Assistant Education Program since 2012 and is the Family Medicine Coordinator for that program, while also serving as an educator/preceptor with the McMaster Family Medicine Residency Program. She has a special interest in minor procedures, offering her patients small skin surgeries, IUD insertion and the Vandenbos procedure. She has employed a PA full time since 2013.

Dr. Jeffrey Remington, HBSc, MD, CCFP (EM), FCFP, has been practising family and emergency medicine for more than 25 years. He served as chief of emergency at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville, Ont., and is co-founder of the Niagara South Family Medicine Clinic. He has held a faculty appointment with McMaster University’s Medical School since 2001 and has been an educator in the school’s Physician Assistant Education Program since its inception in 2009. He has employed five PAs in both emergency and primary care settings, with his first and current PA employed since 2014. 

This is a great opportunity to hear first-hand about the benefits of having PAs and ask any questions you may have. We encourage all family physicians interested in learning more to attend.


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