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Dr. Carrie Bernard (she/her)

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Practice Model: Family Health Team – Family Health Organization (FHT – FHO)

Practising Since: 1999

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Carrie Bernard received her medical degree from McMaster University in 1997 and completed her family medicine residency at the University of Toronto. She has practised comprehensive family medicine since 1999 with the Queen Square FHT in Brampton. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at U of T and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster. Passionate about community and global health, Dr. Bernard received her MPH in 2012. She worked with Médecins Sans Frontières in northern Uganda in 2005, and Public Health Ontario from 2012 to 2019. She has held various leadership roles at McMaster and U of T, with her driving passion being empowering community based family physicians to expand their scopes in both clinical and academic setting. She is the CPD and Partnerships Lead for the Division of Mental Health and Addictions at the DFCM

Communities Served

Brampton is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada with over half of the population having been born outside of the country. Brampton ranks 5th in the country in terms of the number of immigrants, with most coming from Asia (mainly India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and the Philippines).

In My Own Words

Currently experiencing what it means to work with a disability as I work through the consequences of having Long Covid.

OCFP Programs

Mental Health and Addictions (Practising Well) Community of Practice

Clinical Interest

Psychiatry Mental Health, Addiction Medicine, Equity Diversity and Inclusion including vulnerable populations, Palliative Care includes End of Life care