2010 – Saskatchewan
A family physician based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, ‘Dr Carla’ has dedicated nearly 30 years of her career to family medicine at the Saskatoon Community Clinic. Throughout her career she has touched the lives of thousands of patients who greatly appreciate her care.
Having completed her medical degree at Queen’s University in 1979, Carla received her Certification with the College in 1981.
In addition to her clinical work, Carla provides comprehensive hospital and nursing home care. She has also been involved with the Sexual Assault Task Force and West Side Community Clinic, and is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged and at-risk individuals.
As Associate Professor with the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan, Carla has taught medical students, family medicine residents and nurse practitioners since 1981. In 2004 she received the inaugural Community Family Medicine Teacher of the Year Award from the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan.
A champion of health quality, Carla has spearheaded numerous health improvement initiatives throughout Saskatchewan and Canada. Actively involved with the Health Quality Council, she implemented advanced access scheduling and chronic disease management programs, and has provided related presentations on these initiatives at the regional and national levels. Since 2000 she has chaired the Client Care Committee helping to enhance inter-professional care and access to patient care at the Saskatoon Community Clinic.
Carla is married to Rick Boldt, her husband of eighteen years. Her hobbies include gardening, cooking, and walking her two dogs, Jasper and Maddie.