Dr. Mark Brown, a local physician, is hoping to make changes to the way our healthcare system works.

He wants to make it possible for doctors to face time or email patients for treatments instead of driving hours away to treat that person in a rural community, especially with the lower number of doctors we have in Saskatchewan.

"Not only is it going to create a more efficient healthcare system but it's going to make our day to day life a little less chaotic from the point of view of people having to travel for healthcare, but also physician offices being packed of people waiting to see the doctors, and that ultimately makes the difference for people providing health care too."

Dr. Brown understands as someone who's been in a leadership position that the change won't happen in a day.

"Change takes time. Sometimes it's easy to get frustrated by change not happening quickly enough, but I think what you've got to do is if you believe in something you just must not give up too easy. If you really believe something is a good idea and you want it to work, this is a life lesson in general, keep plugging away, keep advocating, keep working toward it."

According to Dr. Brown, steps are already being taken towards making this a reality.

"This is certainly one of the negotiation items that's on the table, is to look at better use of technology to try and provide better health care. I'm hoping that it's going to be part of the next contract."

 

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