Messages to doctors on National Physicians’ Day
On National Physicians’ Day, we thank the more than 1,500 doctors and medical residents in our province for their hard work and ongoing commitment to improving the lives of patients in these uncertain times. Despite the challenges and risks of the pandemic, your resolve and dedication to patient care has never wavered. On behalf of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, thank you for all you have done for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians this past year.
You can help show our appreciation by clicking here to send a thank-you note to your doctor and we will share it with them.
Below are some quotes submitted from Newfoundlanders and Labradorians over the past year who consented to sharing their messages. Thank you for your kind messages!
Dr. Emad Seety:
“Thank you for your care and dedication to your patients, especially during the current pandemic crisis.
You have been readily available to us and we appreciate very much, your advice and medical assistance.
We are so grateful that we have access to the quality professional medical care that you provide.
Take care & stay safe.
– Marilyn & Larry Pope
Dr. Sarah Clancy:
Thanks for being a great doctor who is patient, reliable and very kind. It’s great knowing that I have a doctor who is understanding, accommodating and very knowledgeable. I’m lucky to be your patient.
– Tenniel Vincent
Dr. David Thomas:
Thank you, Dr. Thomas, for your dedication to your patients. You are my Guardian Angel on earth. You are a great listener, full of compassion and do all you can do to help those in medical need. You take time to talk and explain things that might be going on, in a very informed and professional way, to help us, your patients, understand and make informed decisions, regarding medical issues. That was all evident as my dad and moms’ family doctor, as well as my own. I just need to thank you for all that you have done and continue to do.
Thank you, take care and God Bless.
– Maxine Edwards
Dr. Lori Shandera:
Dr. Shandera is a fantastic family doctor. Kind, knowledgeable, friendly and compassionate. Can’t say enough great things about her!
Great work, Dr. Shandera! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication. It doesn’t go unnoticed! Stay safe!
Dr. Megan Hayes:
Thank you for your dedication and support when we need it the most – it is such a peace of mind to know we have reliable care by someone who does care and who we can relate with! Your knowledge understanding and professionalism is just what our family needs 🙂 take care be safe
– Sandra, Peter and Adam
Dr George Fox:
Dr. Fox, thank you for looking after me for 20 plus years. You’ve always been only a phone call away and a patient and caring doctor and I appreciate you more than you know. Stay safe and well.
– Lisa Tulk
Dr. Brendan Parfrey:
I can never thank this doctor enough!!!! This man saved my life on June 23rd / 2019. I had a major attack and this doctor stepped in and worked a miracle. I really didn’t realize how sick I was until I woke up on June 30th. The staff called me a miracle because I survived…….I survived because of this wonderful Doctor!!!!! Thank you again Dr. Parfrey
– Sincerely yours, Henrietta Shea (& Blake)
To all physicians in Newfoundland and Labrador:
Thank you for a your hard work❤️ We all love you!
Dr. Karen Lake:
Thank you for being such a caring and competent doctor. I know I get wonderful care and am in great hands always.
– Lorna Bradbury
Dr. Eselier Aguilar:
Thank you for being such a kind, compassionate, and wise doctor. My family and I know we are going to receive the best treatment when we see you. You are always up to date with the latest treatments and very knowledgeable. Thanks for being the best! We appreciate all you do.
– Wanda Lee Roach
Dr. Rebecca Powell:
Thanks for your devotion on the front line in this challenging times. We know the sacrifices you are making and appreciate all you are doing.
Thank you, Dr. Rebecca Powell. You are amazing!
– Eric Oates
Dr. Alan McComiskey:
Dr. McComiskey has been our family doctor for almost 30 years since moving to the area, and he has been amazing. He is one doctor I look forward to visiting. He is very professional. He makes me feel like there are no silly questions. He takes my concerns for my health very seriously and always has the best advice. Happy Physician’s Day Dr. McComiskey!
– Wallace Childs
Dr. Renelle Butt:
Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and great care you provide to my family and me. You go above what is expected of you. Thanks for your dedication. Stay safe 💝
– Sheila Oates
Dr. Kung Kean:
I am very thankful to have an excellent family doctor who genuinely cares about my health and well-being. I would also like to thank you specifically for helping me through a very inconvenient health issue during this pandemic. You truly went above and beyond with the care you provided!
– Allie Fryday
Dr. Emily Ursell:
Thank you for all that you do and continue to do especially during these difficult and changing times☺️
– Megan Osmond
Dr. Rasha Alani:
Thank you for being there for me and all your patients! I know you must be quite busy but now with Covid19. Stay well, stay safe.
– Cathy Collins
Dr. Lynette Powell:
Happy National Physicians Day Dr. Powell, you are the best! Take care & stay safe!
– Christine & Gary Hicks
Dr. Margaret Culliton:
A big thank you for all you do. Hope you & your family are staying safe.
– Sandra Pretty
Dr. Janet Chaytor:
Thank you for being there for me when I had my medical problems, never turned away, treated me with nothing but respect while putting yourself out there to help anyway you can. Please stay safe👏🏻🤗
– Valerie Drodge
Dr. Krista Blundell:
Thank you for every thing you do for us. We appreciate you!
– Mary Collins
Dr. Megan Robbins:
Thank you for all you do.. Stay safe. 😍
– Cecilia McDonald
Dr. Geoffrey Fowlow:
Thank you !! For always being there to answer all my concerns!!
– Andrea Barrett
Dr. Linda Ivany:
Just wanna say Thank you for being such a lovely doctor in good times and bad over the years. Thank you.
Paul, Brenda Morgan
Dr. Elizabeth Bannister:
Thank you for your dedicated care through all the years and never giving up on me even when things didn’t look good.😊
– Georgina Smith
Dr. Ingrid Peacock:
Thank you always Dr. Peacock for your exceptional care, insight and promptness! You are the best! Stay well and stay safe!
– Glenys Walsh
Dr. Mothafar Mosawe:
Thank you for everything that you do for our family and for being such a wonderful doctor.
– Dean, Rhonda & Rachel LeRiche
Dr. Norah Duggan:
You are awesome and an inspiration!!! Never change!💝
– Susan F
Dr. Robert Mercer:
Thank you for everything you have done for me and continue to do. You and your team are incredible people. The nurses as well are just so caring and helpful.
– Sasha Mulrooney
Dr. Tara Snelgrove, Dr. Katie Barnes-Prior and Dr. Erica Edison:
Thank you for your great work and patience with all of your patients! You have all gone above and beyond countless times and I am so grateful to be part of your work family!! Keep on keeping on..stay safe and wash your hands..oh and no licking the carts!
Dr. Angela Pickles:
You are simply the best…a fearless leader, a trusted colleague and a passionate care giver.
Thank you for you leadership…kindness and strength!
Thank you for your services to all our family ,and for being there for our community we are so very lucky to have you as our doctor, thanks again for everything you do to keep us healthy and strong.
Dr. Randy Smith:
Thank you, Dr. Smith, for all you do for each of your patients. Thank you for working long hours during this difficult time, returning phone calls to those of us who need you. I hope you know how much I appreciate everything you do.
Dr. Sylvia Mouland:
Thank you for your kind care of myself and my family.
Happy National Physician’s Day!!
Dr. Margaret Culliton:
Thanks for being the amazing physician you are and always have been. Thanks for being there for us during the pandemic. We appreciate you more than you’ll ever know. Happy National Physicians Day to one of the best!!!
– Sincerely, Cathy Boyd
Dr. Jennifer Stender:
Dr. Stender has been my physician for about 25 years. I can’t thank her enough for the care she has provided for me and my 3 children. She’s more than a doctor; she’s a trusted friend. There have been times in my life when Dr. Stender has been my rock. I don’t know where I’d be without her. Thank you so much for all you do!
– Connie Toland
Dr. Danika Kung Kean:
Dr. Kung Kean, how very fortunate I was to get you as a family doctor a few years back. You have an incredibly wonderful demeanor, and you make your patients feel comfortable, listened to and cared for. Thank you for all your help and always listening to my many complaints. You are simply the best. Take care and stay safe,
– Lisa Tulk
Dr. Shanda Slipp:
Thank you for always being there for me, my daughter and all your patients. You are an excellent physician who is very knowledgeable, kind and caring. Thank you for being an important contributor to the care of patients in the Corner Brook and West Coast area. Huge thanks also to your husband Dr. Aiden Brazil who is a very important part of our health care team at Western. His expertise is greatly appreciated. You both have sacrificed much for our community during this pandemic. Much love to you both!
– Patti MacWhirter
Dr. Jamison Mercer:
Thank you, Dr. Mercer,! You are a knowledgeable, thoughtful, professional who listens and genuinely cares for his patients. I brag to my friends that we have the best doctor! Thank you!
– Lyvonne Fulford
Dr. Roxanne Cooper:
Dr. Cooper, your incredible knowledge and the amount of kindness you show to your patients is truly inspiring. I appreciate every moment you spend caring for me and my family. We thank you for your endless support and hope you and your family are staying safe!
Dr. Celine Dawson:
Dr. Dawson is a very exceptional Doctor. She goes above and beyond for me and I appreciate her tremendously. She does not let anything go and follows up when I sometimes don’t. She is extremely reliable, and I feel truly blessed to have her as my family Doctor.
Thank you Dr. Dawson from the bottom of my heart. I am so thankful for all you do.
Dr. Heidi Carew:
I just wanted to say thanks for all you have done for me. You were there for me during 2 very difficult times in my life and with your help, compassion, understanding and medical advice I came out on the other side.
Dr. Firas Ayar:
Thank you so much for all you have done to keep both of us going. You have been thorough and prompt in referring us where we need to go, and we are very grateful, as are a lot of people on Bell Island, who feel strongly that you truly care about them. ❤️
Dr. Carmel Casey:
Dr. Casey, thank you for all you do for myself and my family, you far exceed our expectations of what a family doctor should be and do for their patients. You always have our best interest at heart and tell us just the way it is, and this is what all patients need from their doctor. You’re professional, compassionate, caring, respectful and insightful! I can only wish everyone in this province could have you as their family physician. Thank you for all you do, We appreciate you more than you know and your kindness doesn’t go unnoticed ❤️
– Lauretta Wheaton
Dr. Mari-Lynne Sinnott:
Thank you for being such a wonderful doctor. You are always there for myself and Paul and we greatly appreciate that. You give us peace of mind and we are blessed to have you.
– Roxanne and Paul Kendell
Dr. Danielle O’Keefe:
You have always been a “ROCKSTAR” physician! You make phone calls just to check in, you follow up when I miss appointments and overall, you just represent the medical community in a way that makes me proud.
Thank you for being my doctor! I am thankful for you!
– Kim Kelly
Dr. Tim Strand:
Dr. Strand was the OBGYN on the morning I went into labour. I was having some trouble and my daughter’s heart rate was dropping. Dr. Strand took over and had my baby out in minutes and stayed until we knew she was okay! Before he left, he congratulated my hubby and me. I will never forget him! Thank you very much Dr. Strand!
Dr. Glen Fallows:
Dr. Fallows, thank you so very much for your care and compassion over the last few years. I couldn’t ask for a better doctor to fight right along with me. I very much appreciate you always being available when I need you.
Take good care and stay safe,
– Lisa Tulk
Dr. Wade Maxwell Young:
I am so very thankful to Dr. Young for saving my life. He’s been my doctor now going on 5 years. I am not one to go to a doctor for aches or pains. Just regular routine visits. On August 30th, 2017 I went to my regular appointment not feeling well. Described that I have been having pains in my stomach that lead to my chest. He immediately checked my blood pressure and called 911 for an ambulance. Unbeknownst to me what I thought was minor was in fact a heart attack. A month later I had another one. Spent 5 days in HSC and it was ultimately ruled as a stress heart attacks that I have been having. He has since monitored me closely and all throughout this Covid pandemic he has called to check on my blood pressure and stress level. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to this caring human being I call my doctor.
Dr. Amanda Scott:
Thanks so much for your continuing patience and kindness while caring for me and my whole family (although it feels like you mostly see me these days😊🙄😆). We always know we will receive the best care anytime we have to come see you and always appreciate your gentle, confident approach to our health. Have a wonderful day and thanks for all that you do!
Dr. Pat O’Shea:
Thanks Dr. O’Shea for all of you do and all the listening and care you have given me and my family for so many years..🙏🌈
Dr. Sheila Lewis:
Thank you, Dr. Lewis, for your care and attention to our family’s health. Thank you as well for your dedication and commitment to the health and wellness of our community.
Dr. Megan Hayes:
Hi, Thanks for everything you do and just for being you. Thanks for looking after William.🙂 Take care. Stay safe for your family.Ellen
– Ellen Kennedy
Dr. Renelle Butt:
Thanks for always being available for my family, and an abundance of gratitude for helping me through some of my darkest days with advice, treatment, and kindness.
Dr. Roxanne Cooper:
Happy National Physicians Day Dr.Cooper💐
Thank you for your dedication, hard work and comforting appointments.
It is greatly appreciated and does not go unnoticed.
Enjoy this beautiful day🦋🌷🦋
Dr. Sheila Dwyer:
Thank you so much for you dedication to all your patients. You have literally saved my life. You are the most caring compassionate doctor on the planet. I am beyond grateful to you! Keep up the good fight!
– Michelle MacIsaac
Dr. Nanette Hache:
You are the best physician I know. You are always willing to talk, teach, mentor, and help your patients and the staff you work with. You are brilliant, dedicated, down-to-earth, and one of the most genuine people I know. You make our work a better place. And you always give of your time.
It is so refreshing to work with a physician that is so easy to converse with and ask questions.
You have made me a better health care professional. I always hope you know how extremely valued you are.
Dr. Tina Squires:
She is an amazing and caring Doctor and has always guided me in the right direction. I so appreciate her.
Thank you Dr. Squires for everything you do.❤️
Dr. Mark Porter:
Hi Dr. Porter, We hope you are keeping safe! Thanks for everything you do to keep us safe and healthy!
Thank you for helping to keep our community healthy!
Dr. Stephen Furlong:
Best family doctor ever! Thank-you for all you do.