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Top physicians of 2017 honoured 


On Friday, Oct. 20, three physicians walked away with top honours from the annual P1 Awards  – Physicians Putting Patients First event. The Medical Society of Prince Edward Island (MSPEI) presented the awards based on nominations put forward by patients and fellow physician colleagues.
The following are the 2017 award winners.

Dr. Megan Armstrong, family physician in Charlottetown, received the Community Service Award for her dedication and role with the Abegweit First Nation Mi’kmaq Wellness Centre in Scotchfort. She is credited for improving access to primary care, introducing important health programming and empowering the community to live healthy lives.


Dr. Barry Fleming, Charlottetown surgeon, was the Patients’ Choice Award recipient. When nominating Dr. Fleming, admiring patients singled out his caring bedside manner, around-the-clock commitment to patients, and strong communication skills as reasons why he was worthy of the distinction.


Dr. Michael Irvine, Summerside internist, won the President’s Leadership Award. Nominated by fellow physician colleagues, Dr. Irvine is described as thoughtful and modestly brilliant. His quiet yet impactful leadership style has raised medical ethical standards, promoted environmentally-friendly behaviours and raised funds for the Prince Country hospital in Summerside.

“These colleagues are the epitome of our profession,” said MSPEI President, Dr. Larry Pan.  “We are fortunate to have these highly competent, caring and strong patient advocates right here on the Island.”

This year, 115 nominations for 62 physicians were put forward. 

We would like to share with you a sampling of the quotes regarding the incredible leadership from Physicians submitted regarding their colleagues for the President's Leadership Award.

Nominations began flowing within hours of the call going out. And they didn’t let up. We were still receiving nominations on the very last day. What a groundswell of support for individual doctors and the profession as a whole here in PEI. We are very grateful to those who have taken the time to submit nominations. Here is a sample of some of the quotes we received from Patients this year.

Video tributes of 2016 P1 Award Winners:








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