10 family physicians nominated for Shine A Light

Drs Andrea Scott, Heidi Fell, Tulika Karan, Patricia Pawaroo, Peter Mah and Sanjeev Bhatla

In the November-December 2020 edition of Alberta Doctors' Digest, the AMA proudly Shines A Light on 10 family physicians.

We knew we had amazing doctors … your patients think so too!

Eleven patients nominated their family physicians from June 30 to August 4 – and one physician nominated a colleague – for recognition by the AMA’s Shine A Light program.

This large number of nominations over a period of two months has necessitated a change in our usual Shine A Light format, which has been to individually profile nominated physicians. However, to promptly share the news of this summer’s many thoughtful and heartfelt SAL nominations – and because we could all really use some positive, uplifting news – we’ve elected to write one article about all 10 of these outstanding physicians (one physician was nominated twice) and why their patients (and colleague) wanted these doctors recognized and thanked for their endlessly unselfish service.

The following family physicians were nominated for recognition by Shine A Light:

  • Dr. Sanjeev Bhatla - Calgary
  • Dr. Michelle Dion - Sherwood Park
  • Dr. Heidi Fell - Calgary
  • Dr. Tulika Karan - Calgary
  • Dr. Lai Man Ma - Edmonton
  • Dr. Peter Mah - Red Deer
  • Dr. Patricia Pawaroo - Calgary
  • Dr. Andrea Scott - Edmonton
  • Dr. Nasreen Sheik - Calgary
  • Dr. Wikus Venter - Calgary (nominated twice)

Continue reading this Shine A Light profile (Alberta Doctors' Digest, November-December 2020)

About Shine A Light

Initiated by Dr. Alison Clarke during her 2018-19 term as AMA President, Shine A Light recognizes and profiles AMA member physicians who are making a difference by:

  • Spearheading projects that improve patient and/or community life
  • Diligently following/tracking patients to ensure coordinated care
  • Working long hours and adjusting schedules to meet patient needs
  • Contributing to Alberta’s vision of a high-performing health care system

Do you know a physician who goes above and beyond to care for his/her patients? If yes, please complete the Shine A Light nomination form.

Alberta Medical Association Mission: Advocate for and support Alberta physicians. Strengthen their leadership in the provision of sustainable quality care.