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  • Lydia Hatcher

    Lydia Hatcher MD, CCFP, FCFP, CHE

    • Bio

      Dr. Hatcher graduated with her MD in 1982 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1984, she received certification with the College of Family Physicians of Canada(CFPC) and in 1994, was certified with the Canadian College of Health Service Executives. In 1998, she received the Canadian Psychiatric Association’s annual Mental Health Awareness Award. In 2001, the College of Family Physicians of Canada awarded her a fellowship. In 2016 she was awarded a Diplomate by the Canadian Academy of Pain Management She has been doing pain management for over 25 years. Her focus is on a bio-psycho-social approach to pain management. She does a significant amount of teaching in chronic pain across the country and is a physician assessor for the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario . She chairs a subcommittee for the National Opioid Use Guideline Group, is an expert panel member for the 2017 update. She is a committee member of the CFPC community of practice in chronic pain. Dr. Hatcher is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and Chief of Family Medicine at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario.