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William R. Jacyk, M.D., FRCPC is recognized by Continental Who's Who

Continental Who's Who
Posted on: 23 Nov 17

ELORA, Ontario, Nov. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- William R. Jacyk, M.D., FRCPC is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a 2017 Professional of the Year for his excellence in the Medical field. Dr. Jacyk's professional title is Medical Director at GreeneStone Muskoka, which specializes in treating substance use disorders. He has amassed over 40 years of experience in treating addictions and conditions that often co-occur with substance abuse.

Prior to coming to Ontario, Dr. Jacyk served as an Associate Professor in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Manitoba Teaching Hospital and St. Boniface General Hospital. He specialized in Substance Use Disorders in Health Professionals, Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers and First Responders, as well as in other safety-sensitive occupations. During his tenured 27 years at the university, he was co-investigator of ground-breaking research into the epidemiology and treatment of Substance Use Disorders in Seniors.  Upon his retirement, he joined Homewood Health Centre in 1999 with the express purpose of developing a residential program specifically for seniors, and was subsequently instrumental in developing a comprehensive program for those who suffered concurrently from addiction as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

Twelve years later, Dr. Jacyk joined the team at GreeneStone – where he is considered the Senior Clinical Consultant – to develop an evidence-based concurrent disorders program in a healing environment.

In addition to his work in practice as well as in the classroom, Dr. Jacyk published research identifying the issues of alcohol and prescription drug abuse in the elderly community.

Dr. Jacyk earned his Medical degree from the University of Manitoba. He then went on to complete his internship as well as his residency at Saint Boniface Hospital, where he served as chief resident.

To further his professional development, Dr. Jacyk served as the Chairman of the Canadian Center for Abuse Awareness; is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons; has been named to Leading Physicians of the World; serves as the National Coordinator for Treatment and Education for NavCanada; and is a Member of the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine.

In recognition of his outstanding accomplishments in the field, Dr. Jacyk was awarded the Queens Jubilee Medal in 2002.

When not working, Dr. Jacyk enjoys playing golf, gardening and spending time with family. He dedicates this recognition to his 13 grandchildren.

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Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634,

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Mike Wood

Last updated on: 23/11/2017

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