Dr. Cathy Scrimshaw, Medical Director
I am a rural family doctor living in Pincher Creek, and now after 32 years of rural practice, have stepped away from clinical work to be the Medical Director for the Collaborative Mentorship Network in Chronic Pain and Addiction. I, along with my ACFP colleagues, look for innovative ways to support family physicians and interdisciplinary health professionals practicing in community in the medical home, or the medical neighbourhood, to care for patients with chronic pain and/or addiction and their complex needs. We are developing a compassionate community of practice and share knowledge and tools through mentorship, education and resource development. In particular, my role is to ensure our resources, tools, and education can be used in busy community clinical settings and that they align with the best evidence available.