Doctors Nova Scotia installs new president, honours physicians

A family physician from Valley, with a wealth of experience in central and northern Nova Scotia, is the new President of Doctors Nova Scotia.

Dr. Manoj Vohra spent several years as a family physician in Westville, in primary care in Pugwash, and also worked at the collaborative emergency centre in Tatamagouche.

He's also been president and vice-president of medical staff and head of family practice at the Aberdeen Hospital in New Glasgow.

Dr. Vohra moved to Truro to become vice-president of medicine and chief of staff at Colchester East Hants Health Authority.

Doctors Nova Scotia says he now provides primary care services to underserved communities through a collaborative practice in Kennetcook and walk-in clinics.

The announcement was made as part of the association’s annual conference in Halifax on Saturday.

Nine physicians were also honoured for exemplary achievement, including Dr. Pippa Moss, the president of the Nova Scotia Psychiatric Association.

The child and adolescent psychiatrist was recognized for her work providing specialized autism assessment services in the rural communities in and around Amherst, Truro, New Glasgow, and Sydney.