David Martell, MD, CCFP

David Martell, MD, CCFP

The Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians is pleased to announce Dr. David Martell, CCFP as the recipient of the 2016 Nova Scotia Family Physician of the Year Award. This award is presented to an outstanding Family Physician who embodies the CFPC’s Four Principles of Family Medicine.

Dr. Martell consistently represents the ideals of the Family Physician. He has an incredible compassion for his patients, a collaborative approach to care, a focus on research and evidence, and a commitment to the medical profession.

In the work Dr. Martell does with addictions patients, he often cares  for those individuals potentially marginalized by society; his commitment to helping these patients is outstanding. He is a tireless voice for many patients who unfortunately have very few advocates.


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Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year
Nova Scotia’s Family Physician of the Year award recognizes outstanding NSCFP family physician members who exemplify what it means to be a family doctor: exceptional care to patients and contributing to the health and well-being of the community.
A family physician may be nominated by their peers for:
  • Providing exceptional care to their patients
  • Making meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of their communities
  • Dedicating themselves as researchers and educators of future generations of family doctors
Exemplifying the four principles of family medicine, they must:
  • Be skilled clinicians
  • Be community based
  • Act as a resource to a practice population
  • Recognize the central importance of the doctor-patient relationship
All CFPC members are invited to submit nominations for Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year. Health care colleagues, community leaders, and patients are encouraged to submit letters of support for this nomination.