A Family Practice Network, or FPN, provides a mechanism through which a physician group can address common practice and patient needs, have a collective voice on issues facing family practice, and address local population health needs, in coordination with the Regional Health Authority (RHA). The FPN structure is a physician-led, non-profit organization.
The Shalloway FPN was formed early in 2018 and represents participating family physicians in Central Newfoundland. A shalloway is a type of vessel, used originally by the French and then by the English; it is the “smaller boat that helps the larger ones ferry their catch to shore”. The reference is symbolic to the FPN, in that it provides individual family physicians, with one united voice in the pursuit of improved patient care.
Championing quality primary health care, physician wellness, and family medicine in Central NL, by uniting and amplifying the voice of Family Physicians through engagement and education.
Empowering family physicians for healthier communities.
Dr. Dawn Turner—Chair (Grand Falls – Windsor)
Dr. Carmel Casey – Vice Chairperson (Gander)
Dr. Desmond Whalen—Treasurer (Grand Falls – Windsor)
Trina Ralph, Shalloway FPN, Executive Director
Dr. Tony Gabriel (Gander)
Dr. Hany Henein (Gander)
Dr. Abby Robbins (Botwood)
Dr. Sara Hicks
Dr. Rafik Shehata
Dr. Maureen Gibbons
Dr. Karin Ishak – Resident Representative