UNB News
News and stories from one of Canada’s top universities

UNB alumna named physician of the year

Author: Communications

Posted on Oct 29, 2013

Category: UNB Fredericton

Dr. Jeanne McNeill has been awarded New Brunswick’s Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Dr. McNeill joined the University of New Brunswick in 1979 as a Beaverbrook Scholar.

Read the Times & Transcript article below.

Riverview doctor is named a physician of the year
Times & Transcript (Moncton)
Tue Oct 29 2013
Byline: Times & Transcript Staff

Dr. Jeanne McNeill of Moncton has received New Brunswick's Family Physician of the Year award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC).

She is one of 10 recipients of the 2013 Reg L. Perkin Award, which recognizes family doctors for their outstanding patient care, significant contributions to the health and well-being of their local communities, and their commitment to family medicine, teaching and research. The award recipients are nominated by their colleagues, community leaders and the CFPC's 10 provincial chapters.

McNeill has been a member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada since 1995.

She began her undergraduate degree at the University of New Brunswick in 1979 on a Beaverbrook Scholarship. A few years later she received her medical degree from the University of Alberta, and began her career in family medicine in Edmonton in 1987. McNeill moved back to New Brunswick in 1991 and joined the Horizon Health Network in Moncton where she continues to work today. She has been the medical director for family practice, geriatrics, and palliative care since 1998 while maintaining a full-time comprehensive community practice.

Since 1987, McNeill has been actively involved with the Federation of Medical Women of Canada and completed terms as president, national treasurer, and board member. She has been a member of the New Brunswick Medical Society since 1991, including past-president in 1998, and is currently chair of the communications and membership engagement committee. She has been a member of the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA) Council and its related committees since 2006.

McNeill sat on many New Brunswick government committees, including the provincial breast screening program, Physician Resources Advisory Committee, and, most recently, the Diabetes Working Group.

McNeill maintains a strong role in her home community. Since 2002, she has made presentations to local high school and community groups to promote healthy lifestyles. She was director of the Home and School Association of Riverview Middle School, board member for Riverview Minor Soccer and the Riverview Tennis Association, and is currently president of the Legs for Literacy running event.

UNB news search