Dr. Deb Zeni
Halton Hills, Family Medicine
Halton physicians need the HPA to play an integrative role for community and hospital-based physicians, and act as an organizing body for collaborative ventures and initiatives that will serve to improve:
- physician representation and advocacy for effective and equitable healthcare services.
- communications both between physicians and interprofessional
- access to resources for physicians and their patients
- input regarding strategic planning
- advocacy for patients
- co-ordination of healthcare services
- development and support of communities of practice across all sectors at hospital, community, regional and provincial levels.
Dr. Adriana Dragan
Milton, Family Medicine
I see the Halton Physician Association as an amplifier of our individual voices in shaping up the future of healthcare in Halton and at the same time a support for our individual needs.
Dr. Jenna Gray
In a time of ever-changing healthcare delivery, more complex community and hospital-based approaches to care, and the seemingly growing separation between community and hospital-based physicians, we need an association to collaborate, respond, and represent the integrated needs of all our Halton physicians and patients alike. This is our opportunity to use our physicians’ voices and experiences to help carve the delivery of healthcare to our large, multi-focal region, to ensure we provide optimal care for all of our patients. The Halton Physicians Association will be critical in liaising our collaborative voice to the OHT.
Dr. Vic Sahota
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF OAKVILLE
Oakville, Family Medicine/Emergency
Physicians work hard for the honour and privilege of helping our patients; that is the reason we chose this professional path to travel, which can be tumultuous at the best of times. We want the best for our patients, and along the way, we encounter many obstacles and barriers. Improving the physician experience with a strong HPA will foster a supportive, respectful and benevolent environment reducing the burden of labour and restoring a better balance to our lives.
Dr. Briana Howarth
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF HALTON HILLS/MILTON
Halton Hills/Milton, Psychiatry
The Halton Region is socioeconomically diverse. Patients' needs differ vastly from Halton Hills to Milton to Oakville especially when it comes to mental health care. The Halton Physician Association will allow for more collaboration between the "South" and the "North" and another opportunity for collaboration between primary care and specialist care. When it comes to mental health, increased collaboration will likely translate into more evidence-based and team-based patient care, which has been shown to provide better outcomes, especially in mental health care.
Dr. Corrine Breen
MEMBER AT LARGE
Oakville, Family Medicine
I have been practicing Family Medicine in the Oakville community and at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital for the past 16 years. Being involved with both the legacy Mississauga Halton LHIN and CCH OHT, it is clear to me that we need a strong local physician advocacy group to help with the reorganization of Ontario Health so that we optimize the needs of our patients, the efficiency of the healthcare system, the cost of our system as well as the needs of all service providers. Additionally, a strong Halton Physician Association will facilitate physician CME, collaboration and support for one another.
Dr. Paul Zalzal
MEMBER AT LARGE
Oakville, Orthopedic Surgery
Recent events indicate that there needs to be a strong link between levels of health care administration in Ontario. The Halton Physician Association would provide such a purpose to insure the citizens and physicians of Halton maintain an excellent standard of health care in the region.