<2009 - Prince Edward Island

A native of Prince Edward Island, Dr Randy MacKinnon oversees one of the largest practices in the region, yet manages it with incomparable efficiency. His patients boast about seeing him quickly, often the same day. Yet Randy has a reputation for being comprehensive, compassionate and conscientious.

After graduating from Dalhousie University, Randy obtained his Certification from the CFPC in 1995 and started practicing in Stratford, PEI, shortly thereafter. He was awarded his Fellowship in 2008.

From 2001 to 2003, Randy was President of the PEI Chapter and since 2004, a Board member of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of PEI. Randy is also a Preceptor for Dalhousie’s Department of Family Medicine undergraduate education and postgraduate training programs. Many of Randy’s students credit him with shaping their own careers. His ability to balance the pressures of family practice while dedicating time to his family is noteworthy.

Randy’s typical day begins with 6AM rounds at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and although his dedication to his patients extends well beyond his office practice, he is usually home to greet his children when they return from school. Known as the ‘front-door physician,’ Randy encourages his patients to always call or visit before heading off to Emergency.

The PEI champ for the CFPC’s Doctors Promoting Active Living initiative, Randy is involved in all kinds of sports, more participating than watching. He is married to Paulette and they have two children, Emily and Andrew. An outdoor enthusiast, Randy’s hobbies include camping, boating, skiing and biking.

“I am humbled to have been chosen to receive this prestigious award. This is the highest honour that I could have hoped to achieve as a practicing family physician.”

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