City of Kawartha Lakes, May 12, 2020: The Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) and Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes are pleased to announce that Dr. Allison MacKay has joined the Community Health Centre team on Monday, May 11, 2020.
Dr. MacKay attended McGill University for her Bachelor of Science Honours in Biochemistry, the University of Calgary for her Doctor of Medicine and the University of Toronto for Family Medicine Residency (rural stream). Her residency training in the rural stream has made her an ideal candidate to practice in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“Community Care City of Kawartha Lakes is very pleased to have Dr. MacKay join our team on a full-time basis”, says Margot Fitzpatrick, Director, Clinical Services. Dr. MacKay will initially be accepting clients from the Community Health Centre’s wait-list of more than 300 clients. The Community Health Centre will be contacting those clients to arrange their in-take appointments. Anyone wishing to be added to this wait-list is asked to contact the Community Health Centre directly at 705-879-4100 (push 1).
“I am looking forward to joining the Community Health Centre team of health care providers and meeting my clients. I enjoy practicing medicine in a rural area and the City of Kawartha Lakes is a perfect fit,” says Dr. MacKay.
Barb van der Veen, KLHCI President, states that “even through this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, KLHCI is still actively recruiting family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes. We are very pleased that Dr. MacKay has accepted the position at the Community Health Centre.”
The KLHCI Board of Directors has representation from throughout the City of Kawartha Lakes. The board is interested in adding new members. Being a member of KLHCI’s Board of Directors is an excellent opportunity to volunteer and be part of this vital component of our community health care, the recruitment and retention of family doctors. Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort by either volunteering or donating financially to support the ongoing family doctor recruitment and retention programs should contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or visit the KLHCI website at www.KawarthaLakesDoctors.org.