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Ottawa Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves named Regional Family Physician of the Year    

November 27, 2023

Dr. Danielle Brown-Shreves of Ottawa has been named a 2023 Regional Family Physician of the Year and the Reg L. Perkin Ontario Family Physician of the Year by the Ontario College of Family Physicians. 

“The Ontario College of Family Physicians thanks Dr. Brown-Shreves for her dedication and service. At a time when Ontarians are facing a crisis because they do not have a family doctor, many of our colleagues continue to go above and beyond for their communities,” said Dr. Mekalai Kumanan, President, OCFP. “We appreciate Dr. Brown-Shreves and the significant contributions she has made during these challenging times.” 

Nominated by their peers, the annual Reg L. Perkin award winner is selected from the group of regional family physicians of the year, an already inspiring group.  

“Dr. Brown-Shreves is a strong advocate for her patients and health equity,” says Larissa Watchorn, Administrator, Restore Medical Clinics. I continue to be inspired by her devotion to address equity gaps and increase access to care for underserved communities.” 

As the founder of Restore Medical Clinics, the first-of-its kind Black-led and team-based family health clinic, Dr. Brown-Shreves is leading the way to ensure vulnerable patients can access comprehensive primary care.  

During Wellness Days, her clinic offers access to care for those without health coverage, providing life-saving preventative care. Her approach to providing comprehensive care allows patients to understand their health and wellbeing. With her global health expertise and her passion for equity deserving groups, Dr. Brown-Shreves provides culturally sensitive and appropriate, trauma informed care by addressing the social determinants of health. 

“Ontario’s family physicians are the foundation of our health care system,” says Dr. Kumanan. “The OCFP continues to advocate on behalf of family physicians, so that family doctors, like Dr. Brown-Shreves, have the capacity to continue to make vital contributions for their patients, colleagues, students and in their communities.” 

Dr. Brown-Shreves exemplifies the vital role family physicians play across Ontario as clinicians, advocates, teachers, and researchers. This award was presented to Dr. Brown-Shreves at the OCFP’s virtual Awards Ceremony on November 22, 2022 on behalf of the Foundation for Advancing Family Medicine. A list of all awardees is posted on OCFP’s website. 

About the Ontario College of Family Physicians  

The Ontario College of Family Physicians represents more than 15,000 family physicians across the province. We support our members by providing evidence-based education and professional development, promoting, and recognizing leadership excellence in family medicine, and advocating for the vital role family physicians play in delivering the highest-quality care to patients and families across Ontario. 


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Jay Scull, Manager, Communications 

Ontario College of Family Physicians  

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