Dr. Fortier is the VP Medical Services/Vice-Président – Services Médicaux,
Assistant Professor, for the University of Manitoba and works in Southern Health-Santé Sud.
He states that working and living in a rural community like Southern Health-Santé Sud allowed him to practice family medicine as it was always intended to be – the full spectrum from babies to seniors and everything in between.
Some of that involved offering primary care, emergency care and acute care services. Dr. Fortier indicates that,
“There is something really rewarding to fully understanding the patient in the context of their family within the context of their community.”