Judy Thompson is a family physician having joined ICHA in 2010. She is working clinically at Sistering with homeless and marginalized women and is currently the Secretary-Treasurer of the ICHA Board.
She has had a longstanding interest in homeless health care since her medical school training at U of T in the late 80’s. She worked with Streethealth nurses in drop-ins, volunteered and did research at Evergreen drop in for youth helping towards the establishment of their clinic. After completing family medicine residency in 1994, she has volunteered at this clinic.
She has worked with marginalized populations – uninsured, refugees, serious mental health, homebound geriatrics and palliative and women’s health during her work at Family Medicine, St Joseph’s Health Centre since 1999. She enjoys the full scope of practice with special interest in women’s health; including obstetrical care, geriatric home visits, pediatrics, palliative care, minor procedures, EMR (electronic medical record) and teaching students and residents.
She is an assistant lecturer with the department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Toronto.
The most rewarding part of the work with ICHA is hearing the stories of the incredible people she gets to meet.