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Dr. AJ to speak at Digby Area Health Coalition AGM on May 25

Dr. AJ will be the guest speaker at the Digby Area Health Coalition's AGM on May 25.
Dr. AJ will be the guest speaker at the Digby Area Health Coalition's AGM on May 25. - Submitted

DIGBY, N.S. – The Digby Area Health Coalition is holding its annual general meeting on Friday, May 25, and the guest speaker is Dr. AJ whose talk will focus on using available information to improve services within the town and municipality of Digby.

The meeting will take place at the Digby Regional High School theatre. Dr. AJ’s talk at 7 p.m. will be followed by a question and answer session. All are welcome and people are invited to bring their questions and concerns.

Doctor Ajantha Jayabarathan, otherwise known as Dr. AJ, works in the Halifax area as a family physician and as a faculty member at the Dalhousie Medical School. Dr. AJ has worked as an ER doctor at the Halifax Infirmary. She practices community and life-span-based, cradle to grave, family medicine. This includes obstetrics, nursing home care and house call enhanced comprehensive services to her patients.

Dr. AJ has a media presence on CTV where she developed a program called House Calls with Dr. AJ on Live at Five. She also does regular medical columns for the CBC.

Educated in Ontario before coming to Dalhousie, Dr. AJ is passionate about her home and work in Nova Scotia.

“I continue to explore many of Nova Scotia's treasured sites with my family. We have grown to love Five Islands, Parrsboro, Advocate Harbour, and Joggins and the summer and fall often find us there,” she says. “Since the first day I arrived in the Maritimes, I have felt nurtured, accepted, supported and nourished by the spirituality and beauty of this land and the kindness of its people. It is unlikely I will bid Nova Scotia farewell in this lifetime.”

Dr. AJ is a strong advocate of transparency and helping communities see the health care system, its strengths and shortcomings, as a location or place wherein citizens can learn to manage their personal health in a better way.

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