New Family Physician for Woodville

Kawartha Lakes, October 14, 2016:  The Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI), Woodville Medical Centre Board, and City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team are pleased to announce the recruitment of Dr. Muhammad Khan.  Dr. Khan will replace Dr. Maria Cescon on her retirement, in early November 2016, by accepting care for all the patients in the practice. 


Dr. Khan completed a Saudi Specialty Certificate in Internal Medicine in 2008 at the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties:  King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia.  Following that he obtained a General Internal Medicine degree from the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.  Most recently, in 2015, he completed a Family Medicine Residency at the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Khan and his wife are the parents of two sons and are looking forward to ‘putting down roots’ in our community.


“It has been a pleasure to work with Dr. Khan and Dr. Cescon to facilitate this recruitment.  It is very rewarding to know that Dr. Cescon’s patients will continue to receive their family medicine care in the City of Kawartha Lakes at the location that they are familiar.  Original contact with Dr. Khan was made during a recruitment event in 2013. I am always very proud to represent KLHCI and CKL when attending recruitment events throughout the province, particularly when they are the beginning to a successful recruitment,” states Cindy Snider, Recruitment and Retention Coordinator for KLHCI. 


Dr. Cescon states, “I am delighted that Dr. Khan has agreed to care for all patients in my practice.   I will be able to begin my retirement with the knowledge that my patients will have no gaps in their ongoing care needs.  I would like to commend KLHCI for all their excellent work to recruit family doctors to our area and am proud to have been associated with this group for many years.  It has been a pleasure to work together to facilitate Dr. Khan’s arrival.”


Liz Nicholls, Chair of the Woodville Medical Centre Board, also states that they are very pleased to welcome Dr. Khan and his wife to the facility and are looking forward to a long association. 


Sheila-Mae Young, President of KLHCI, states that, “KLHCI would like to welcome Dr. Khan to the City of Kawartha Lakes and wishes him many years of satisfaction in the community.”


“We are very pleased Dr. Khan has agreed to join our team.  We look forward to bringing additional health care services to the residents of Woodville and area,” stated Dr. Stephen Oldridge, President of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team and the team’s Executive Director, Mike Perry.


Dr. Khan will join the doctors of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.  Local doctors work with the team’s nurse practitioners, family health nurses, dietician, pharmacists, psychologist, clinical social workers, occupational therapist and respiratory therapist to provide patients with complete health care. The family health team also partners with local health organizations and offers a variety of health programs designed to help keep residents healthy.

KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes.  Anyone wishing to be part of this community effort by either volunteering or donating financially to support the ongoing recruitment and retention programs should contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or, or visit the KLHCI website at