Dr. Judy Ophel has spent all of her career as a Family Physician in rural Newfoundland and Labrador with Labrador-Grenfell Health. Her work has included full service Family Medicine including coverage in emergency, impatient care, obstetrics, palliative care and regular medical clinics on the coast of Labrador. She has been a teacher and clinical lecturer to medical students and residents and has held positions of significant responsibility with the NorFam Program in Goose Bay – a teaching program of the Family Medicine Residency at Memorial University. Dr. Ophel is now honored as a Canadian Family Physician of the Year, which recognizes outstanding CFPC members who exemplify the best of what being a Family Physician is all about, including exceptional care of patients, combined with a significant contribution to the health and well being of communities and/or society in general.