South Surrey physician recognized by peers

Awards celebrate family doctors

Dr. Tahmeena Ali (courtesy White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice)

A South Surrey doctor is among recipients of the BC College of Family Physicians’ My Family Doctor awards.

Dr. Tahmeena Ali of HealthVue Medical Clinic (located at 2-376 175A St.) received the BC Family Physician of the Year Award – a peer-nominated award of excellence that recognizes a family doctor who “provides exemplary care to patients and takes part in activities that contribute to excellence in family medicine,” according to a news release issued Wednesday (May 13).

“I’m not a crier, but my eyes welled up when I received news of the award. It affirmed to me that being the best version of myself eventually prevails, even if (it) looks and feels different from those around me,” Ali said in the release.

“Having an amazing and supportive team at home and at work certainly helps too!”

Surrey Memorial Hospital’s head of family medicine, Dr. Lawrence Yang, won the Family Medicine Advocate Award, while Agassiz physician, Dr. Rachel Collins, was selected to receive the My Family Doctor Award for the Fraser Health region. More than 300 family doctors were nominated across B.C.

Ali is chair of the Division of Family Practice of White Rock/South Surrey, as well as a member of several Doctors of BC committees. Prior to moving to the Lower Mainland in 2012, she practised full-service rural family medicine for a decade. She locums on Cortes Island twice a year to re-connect with rural practice.

The release adds that Ali’s passion for children was ignited by her first job as a playground leader, and continues today in her role as a clinician at the Vine Youth Clinic and Ministry for Child and Family Development (MCFD) child and youth mental health clinic.

In collaboration with the Surrey School District, MCFD and her local Division of Family Practice, the mother of three helped create the School Triage Team.

Ali is also passionate about the subject of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which have been linked to higher risk factors for disease and well-being later in life. In addition to writing and talking about the subject, she is active within the Doctors of BC ACEs Community of Practice.

Yang, the release states, is “passionate about prioritizing physician connectedness for wellness of the health force and the community at large.”

According to an online biography, Yang spearheaded the Opioid Agonist Therapy Force (OAT Force), and is passionate about mentoring.

DoctorsSurrey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Rugby practices to return to Lower Mainland fields this fall

B.C. Rugby announced its return to play plan July 7

Filming applications ‘coming in slowly’ to the City of Surrey

Netflix cancels ‘Sabrina’, but filming manager says new calls coming in to film in Cloverdale

Woman sexually assaulted, robbed near Surrey SkyTrain station: RCMP

Police say the incident happened July 10, just after 11 p.m.

PHOTOS: Surrey rally supports Mona Wang, calls for wellness check reform

Security camera footage shows Wang being dragged, stepped on during RCMP wellness check at UBCO

COVID-19: Daily update on the pandemic in Surrey, White Rock and beyond

JULY 11: B.C.’s COVID-19 job recovery led by tourism, finance

B.C. sees 25 new COVID-19 cases, community exposure tracked

One death, outbreaks remain in two long-term care facilities

B.C. Ferries increasing passenger capacity after COVID-19 restrictions

Transport Canada 50-per-cent limit being phased out, no current plans to provide masks

Once-in-a-lifetime comet photographed soaring over Abbotsford

Photographer Randy Small captures Comet NEOWISE in early-morning sky

Amber Alert for two Quebec girls cancelled after bodies found

Romy Carpentier, 6, Norah Carpentier, 11, and their father, Martin Carpentier, missing since Wednesday

Bringing support to Indigenous students and communities, while fulfilling a dream

Mitacs is a nonprofit organization that operates research and training programs

B.C. man prepares to be first to receive double-hand transplant in Canada

After the surgery, transplant patients face a long recovery

Grocers appear before MPs to explain decision to cut pandemic pay

Executives from three of Canada’s largest grocery chains have defended their decision to end temporary wage increases

Man shot dead in east Abbotsford suburbs

Integrated Homicide Investigative Team called to investigate

RCMP ‘disappointed’ by talk that race a factor in quiet Rideau Hall arrest

Corey Hurren, who is from Manitoba, is facing 22 charges

Most Read