Having grown up in Fort Erie, I have been practicing Family and Emergency Medicine for over 25 years, I graduated from McMaster University Medical School and the University of Ottawa/Ottawa General Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program.
During my career, I have held many different leadership positions in both healthcare and the community, and I’m proud of our many accomplishments. Recruiting new family doctors, building the Mapleview Clinic, establishing the Port Colborne Memory Clinic, creating the Niagara Campus of the McMaster Medical School, supporting many local charities, and building Niagara South Family Medicine in Port Colborne and Ridgeway are a few of those.
I have been teaching medical students, Family Medicine Residents, Physician Assistant students and Nurse Practitioner students for nearly my entire career. I hold faculty appointments in the Medical Schools of McMaster University and the University of Ottawa, and Queen’s University. As an educator, I am proud of the over 100 learners that have passed through my clinic doors, and many are still collogues and friends.
As an Emergency doctor I have worked in the Emergency Department/ Urgent Care Centres of Port Colborne Hospital, Douglas Memorial Hospital, Welland Hospital, and I am currently the Chief of Emergency at the Haldiman War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville.
The best part of Family Medicine is getting to know your patients well, and being able to provide them with the best quality of medical and preventative care throughout their lifespan, both in sickness and when well. Being in “General Practice” is exciting – having to know about many different illnesses, and being able to treat people of all different ages. Working with my enthusiastic team, as well as our numerous specialist and allied health colleagues, and caring for so many wonderful patients is truly a privilege!
When not at work, I enjoy travelling, gardening, and a good single malt whisky.