Dr. Pamela Carbiener, 2017 Citizen of the Year
Dr. Carbiener has made it her mission to maintain prenatal care for all women-- regardless of their insurance and their health issues that affect their unborn children. In order to better understand the challenges faced by underserved women, she worked one day weekly at the VCHD prenatal care clinic, alongside a Healthy Start specialist and together they provided high risk medical care and social services to those at highest risk-- until the VCHD closed its clinic. She has since moved many of these patients into here private practice and seen others at the Halifax Health Women Care Now. She has become the "go to obstetrician for women with addiction, homelessness, and mental illness.
It is for this desperately needed work that we have chosen Dr. Carbiener as CFOB's Citizen of the Year.