Dr. Ray Markham has worked in rural family practice for over 20 years. Born in Zimbabwe and trained in South Africa, Ray emigrated to Canada in 1992, where he practiced for three years in rural Newfoundland. In 1995, he began a seven-year career in general practice with the British army in the UK. In 2002, Ray returned to Canada and settled with his family in Valemount, since which he has been practicing family medicine in both clinical and emergency-room settings.
Ray has been heavily involved in a variety of community health outreach and educational initiatives, leading the local transition to an electronic medical record system, establishing the Northern Interior Rural Division of Family Practice as one of its founding directors, and sitting on a number of regional and provincial committees. Ray intends to practice rural family medicine for the rest of his career.
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