“There is great opportunity for a good life here, no matter who you are or where you come from.”

Dr. Joseph Sadek is a psychiatrist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, who received his residency training at Dalhousie University and his psychopharmacology training at Harvard University. For Dr. Sadek, working in Nova Scotia means being part of a supportive and tight-knit community – at home and at work.

When he and his wife (also a physician) first moved to Halifax from Quebec in the early 1990s, developing relationships with his community members and colleagues was a priority.

“It wasn’t that hard after all with the mix of cultures here.” Being able to maintain his Coptic culture is a highlight of his ability to practice and live here.

Today, he attributes Nova Scotia’s diverse population, low cost of living, and ocean lifestyle to his family’s decision to build their life here. The abundance of universities and extra-curricular activities available make it the perfect province in which to raise a family.

“Nova Scotia is our home,” he explains while boasting about the beautiful ocean views and fantastic food that can be accessed throughout the year. As a seafood lover and avid competitive soccer team member, there is something for people with all interests. Dr. Sadek and his family have settled into a beautiful estate with water access on Halifax’s Northwest Arm and he enjoys unwinding by taking a ride on his boat, conveniently docked in view from his back deck.

According to Dr. Sadek, Nova Scotia physicians are able achieve a great life because they work as a cohesive team and support each other’s efforts to provide high-quality health care. He believes that with flexibility and openness, anyone is able to live a rewarding life in Nova Scotia.

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