Hello and Welcome!  I’m Maryam Zeineddin, your new President of BC Family Doctors. 

Like many of you, I’ve had ebbs and flow in my 19 years of being a family doctor. As the co-owner of a longitudinal family practice clinic on the Northshore, I have loved being able to get to know my patients. But by 15 years in practice, it got to the point where I was so fed up with the system, I wanted to quit medicine altogether. 

I created a not for profit called Zilicare, a preventative healthcare platform, as much for me as for my patients. It’s about keeping myself accountable in knowing how to care for myself. But more than anything, what has helped is finding at home here at BC Family Doctors. It’s my community, where I can speak my truth and feel heard. It’s where I find connection with all of you, my family physicians colleagues. 

I joined the Board five years ago, and eventually took on the role as your statutory negotiations’ representative for the 2022 Physician Master Agreement (PMA) negotiations. I was at the table representing you on the last Master Agreement negotiations and the birth of the new payment model LFP. Those were big wins for us and we still have a long way to go when it comes to change.

What my message for you is – I want us as a Board and members to get more engaged. I want us work together to create actionable change on the provincial level. The stronger and more united we are as family doctors, the more powerful our voices will be.

Regardless of where you work, what you do as a family doctor, be it hospital work, ER shifts, longitudinal care, locum work, extended care, maternity care, we all need to know that we can engage and navigate the various organizations advocating for family physician to thrive.

I think we are at a crossroads of finally getting our voices heard. We are being valued as family doctors. Now we need the resources and supports to care for our patients, run our practices, and most importantly, to care for ourselves and our families.

My request to you is to please join us at BC Family Doctors. Tell your colleagues why BC Family Doctors is their home too. We are your political voice. 

We want to hear from you. Give us your feedback, get engaged. This is your organization. We are fully member driven and it’s up to all of us to guide our profession towards a brighter future. 

I can’t wait to hear from you. Have an amazing summer.
Dr. Z

Dr. Maryam Zeineddin
President 2024-2025
BC Family Doctors

Past Presidents

Dr. Danette Dawkin20222023
Dr. Toye Oyelese20212022
Dr. Jennifer Tranmer20202021
Dr. Karen Forgie20192020
Dr. Ramneek Dosanjh20182019
Dr. Wendy Amirault20172018
Dr. Ernie Chang 20162017
Dr. Ken Burns20152016
Dr. Lawrence Welsh20132015
Dr. Tracy Monk20122013
Dr. Peter Barnsdale20112012
Dr. Ralph Jones 20102011
Dr. Joanne Young20092010
Dr. Steven Goodchild20082009
Dr. Bryan Norton20072008
Dr. Bill Rife20062007
Dr. B. Jean Clarke20052006
Dr. Frank Healey20042005
Dr. Phil Asquith20032004
Dr. Catherine Clelland20022003
Dr. David Attwell20012002
Dr. David H. Geen20002001
Dr. W.J.R. (Bill) Cavers19992000
Dr. Carole Williams19981999
Dr. James Rhodes19971998
Dr. Heidi Oetter 19961997
Dr. A. Jack Burak19951996
Dr. Al Kallas19941995
Dr. Keith Phillips 19931994
Dr. Peter Boronowski19921993
Dr. Ken Kolotyluk19911992
Dr. Jack Albrecht19901991

Section of General Practice under BCMA prior to 1990

Dr. Brian Taylor   
Dr. Claude Morin 

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