Saskatchewan doctor’s are focusing on their well being.
Physician well being is central focus of the Saskatchewan Medical Association’s Spring Representative Assembly.
President Dr. Joanne Sivertson says the assembly is a meeting ground for the doctors and government to work together to make sure all of the needs in health care are met.
“We get an opportunity as physicians to ask the questions that have been on our minds, and it’s a great opportunity for the Government and the physicians to connect and try to find common ground in serving their patients in Saskatchewan.”
Health Minister Jim Reiter will be in attendance to make a presentation and to answer the questions from physicians in attendance.
Dr. Sivertson says one of her biggest concerns is how small town Saskatchewan physicians are honestly being heard with the creation of the single Saskatchewan Health Authority.
“We are excited and optimistic about physicians being in leaderships roles within that system, but we are also worried that the individual, local physician voice might get lost,” Dr. Sivertson says. “In that, we are concerned that the interest of the patients living outside of the major centres might suffer.”
The Assembly goes Friday and Saturday in Regina.