Madeleine Fortin, MD
I speak: English, French
My gender: Female
Where I practice
I am originally from Quebec, Canada, and I graduated from Sherbrooke University. When I began medical school, I knew that I wanted to be a family doctor. I find that being a family practice physician helps me be closer to my patients. In the first eight years of my medical career, I practiced in a small city doing hospitalization, nursing home care, obstetrics and treating outpatients in a private practice clinic.In 2003, we moved to Georgia for my husband's job. My career changed slightly when I began working for Kaiser Permanente, and we have never regretted our choice to move to Georgia!I have a son and daughter, and even with my busy schedule, it is important to have quality time with them.
About my practice
Like all of my colleagues, I am proud to work for Kaiser Permanente. I have found Kaiser Permanente truly helps me care for my patients through our prevention programs, diabetes classes, clinical pharmacists and electronic medical records.A pill is not always the treatment you need and listening is the beginning of good care. It is the best way to be able to get a high-quality diagnosis and also allows me to understand our members' expectations best. It is important that we work as a team, and I prefer our members to stay in the middle of this decision-making process. I feel privileged to be able to make a difference our members' lives.
How I thrive
My husband and I love to travel and cook. We have bought a cookbook from each country we have visited. I enjoy learning about other cultures.We also enjoy spending time with our friends. They are so important when all of your family is abroad!During the summer, we boat on Lake Allatoona. I enjoy exercise: walking, hiking and biking. I also like to read, especially about psychology.