Family doctor provides comprehensive family medicine. Focus practice palliative care. Community,provincial and national leadership roles.
A graduate of Western University, Dr Cathy Faulds received Certification in Family Medicine from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 1989, and she became a Fellow in 2004.
After practicing in rural southwestern Ontario, Dr Faulds continued her comprehensive family medicine practice within the city of London and formed the London Family Health Team, which she has served as the clinical lead since 2010. She previously served as Lead Physician for the Shared Care Pilot Initiative and the Parkwood Palliative Care Unit at the Parkwood Hospital in London. Currently, Dr Faulds serves as a palliative care physician with St. Joseph’s Health Centre and is a staff family physician at London Health Sciences Centre. Since 1996, she has served as a clinical professor and mentor to undergraduate and graduate medical students at Western University.
Dr Faulds has participated on the Board of the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP) serving as Honorary Secretary-Treasurer in 2011 and 2012, President-Elect in 2013, and President in 2014-2015. She will conclude her term as Past-President in November, 2016. Dr Faulds has also participated as a reviewer for Canadian Family Physician, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) and the Canadian Diabetes Association. She is currently an investigator for the IRPC of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, and for 10 years she has served as a disability assessor for Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.
In addition to her experience with the CFPC and OCFP, Dr Faulds has served on numerous committees at Health Quality Ontario on quality improvement plans and primary care metrics. She has served as Co-Chair of Family Medicine Alliance in Ontario as well as Director of the Thames Valley Family Practice Research Team in London. Dr Faulds continues to do primary care research in areas of palliative care, chronic disease management and quality improvement.
As a member of the Ontario Medical Association's negotiating committee, I find it disappointing to read the misinformation circulating about the tentative Physician Services Agreement (PSA) now before Ontario's doctors. To say misinformation is to be kind. Some of the information being put out there is just, quite frankly, untrue.