The MHA for Baie Verte-Green Bay says support for a popular doctor in the region has been phenomenal. Dr. Todd Young is preparing to close his clinic in Springdale and move out of province as he is unable to acquire hospital privileges from the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Authority. Minister of Health, Dr. John Haggie, says it’s an area that has to remain in the hands of the health authorities with no interference from politicians.
Young was sanctioned in 2015 by the College of Physicians and Surgeons for having sex with a former patient. He has since regained his medical license, but has been unable to regain hospital privileges.
MHA Brian Warr, a patient of Dr. Young, has known him for all his life and says he’s a great doctor.
Many of his patients have been calling VOCM Open Line and Warr’s office expressing support for Dr. Young, who plans to uproot in October.