2004 – Alberta

Dr John Bradley graduated from Queen’s University medical school in 1969 and has been practicing family medicine in Calgary for 32 years. At a young age, he was inspired by his family doctor to become a physician. Dr Bradley continues to be a strong promoter of family medicine.

Dr Bradley feels family medicine may not always be sufficiently highlighted at medical schools. He is passionate and enthusiastic about changing this fact and recruiting the next generation of family physicians. He has been known to extend these efforts to include accomplished high school and university students. Students are very responsive to an office environment that is friendly, relaxed and encourages critical thinking and clinical decision making. Many students have been influenced to choose a career in family medicine, while others express astonishment concerning the skills and expertise needed to be a competent family doctor. Both current and former medical students, residents and international medical graduates are in strong agreement that Dr Bradley is an outstanding diagnostician, possesses an expansive knowledge base and is caring and compassionate to his patients and others.

Dr Bradley has pursued a diverse career. He recently completed a six year term as a councillor with the Alberta College. Currently, in addition to his practice, he is clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Calgary, a consultant with several transitional units and the medical director of a psycho-geriatric unit. Dr Bradley is involved in occupational health activities, and is the only physician qualified to do marine medical exams in the Calgary area.

Dr Bradley and his wife Jan, a nurse practitioner, have been married for 32 years and are the parents of a fourth-generation physician. Their son John is a nephrologists and their daughter, Joelle, receives her CCFP this year. His interests include fishing, hunting and collecting Canadian stamps and coins.

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