The first 100 patients have been accepted at Oceanview Family Practice for Dr. Kyarash Safakish.
Since the first 100 patients have been accepted, the application process that had been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8 is now cancelled and people are asked not to call.
People had been given instructions to call between specified times on Feb. 6 and 8.
South West Health says a public announcement will be made in the next few weeks about when Oceanview is ready to accept the next 100 patients.
Oceanview Family Practice, located at the Yarmouth Regional Hospital, is gradually accepting a limited number of new patients for Dr. Safakish. He will eventually accept a maximum of 1,100 patients incrementally over time. After the first 100 new patients are processed and seen by the doctor, additional patients will be accepted over several months.
People will only be considered for Dr. Safakish’s practice if they do not have a primary health care provider (a family physician or nurse practitioner) in South West Health in Yarmouth, Shelburne or Digby counties.
Oceanview Family Practice and South West Health thank everyone for their patience in this process of accepting patients.