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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The last of three doctors announced by Northern Health earlier this year has arrived in Fort St. John.

Dr. A. Hakim Albiatly arrived earlier this month, bringing over 25 years of experience in the medical field.

He is currently accepting new patients at the North Peace Primary Care Clinic.

“His family immigrated to Canada 14 years ago. He is married with five children. His family enjoys a tight knit community and the great outdoors, and they are delighted to join and serve this community,” says Northern Health in a social media post.

The clinic welcomed Dr. Stephen Akinkunmi in June, and Dr. Ademola Aremu in March.

All three doctors were required to complete a Practice Ready Assessment funded by the Doctors of BC and the Ministry of Health. The program allows physicians trained outside of Canada to be assessed for competency to practice and matched to communities of need in return for a commitment to that community for a minimum of three years.

Anyone without a family doctor can contact the NPPCC at 250-262-0016.

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