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New doctor coming to Glace Bay

GLACE BAY — Nova Scotia Health Minister Leo Glavine says 13 new family doctors have been recruited to work in rural areas under a provincial program, including Dr. Mohsen Yavari, who will be setting up practice in Glace Bay.

Glavine says the doctors have set up practices in 11 communities across the province and are to begin seeing patients this fall and winter.

In addition to Glace Bay, new doctors are expected in Hubbards, Bridgewater, Pubnico, Yarmouth, Digby, Windsor, Elmsdale, Truro, New Glasgow and Guysborough.

The doctors have been recruited under the clinician assessment for practice program.

The program assesses the clinical skills of international medical graduates and it allows them to enter family practices in Nova Scotia without Canadian residency training.

The Health Department says the program, in place since 2005, has recruited 69 family doctors to date.

People who want to make an appointment with the new physicians should contact local district health authorities.

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