"Full family care!": Our team's physicians, nurse
practitioners, registered nurses and allied health professionals work together to care for patients of all ages. Photo by: Jean Walsh
- a. To provide increased access to primary health care for patients so that residents in our City have the opportunity to access a primary care physician.
- b. To attract additional primary care physicians to the City of Kawartha Lakes.
- c. To provide patient-centered care where the patient is a key member of the team and uses information and support to make informed decisions on how to manage his/her self-care needs.
- d. To provide comprehensive family health care services through an interdisciplinary team including family physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, patient educators, mental health counselors, social workers, and pharmacists, each working within their scopes of practice.
- e. To serve as a central catalyst for the development of new, comprehensive community-based chronic disease management and self-care programs.
- f. To emphasize health promotion, illness prevention and early detection/diagnosis.
- g. To link patients to other parts of the health care system such as acute care, long-term care, public health, mental health, addictions, and community programs and services.
- h. To link with other health care organizations at the community level for input and joint planning for our City.
- i. To use information technology to integrate services, link patient records across different health care settings and give providers timely access to test results and other important data.
Board of Directors
Dr. Petrosoniak graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1975. Having practiced internationally, he came to Lindsay where he has been practicing family medicine since 1981. Dr. Petrosoniak is a former Chief of Family Medicine at the Ross Memorial Hospital and was involved in bringing 9-1-1 services to our community. A founder of the Council for Smoke-Free Lindsay, Dr. Petrosoniak led in the development of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.
Dr. Ready received his medical degree from Queen's University in 1984 and did his residency in family medicine at the University of Western Ontario. Along with his active family practice in Lindsay, Dr. Ready is also Chief of Family Medicine at Ross Memorial Hospital, the Investigating Coroner for City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton County and North Durham, and a founder of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.
Dr. Ruth Wilson is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario medical school, completing her residency out of McMaster University Family Medicine North in Thunder Bay. Dr. Wilson worked in northern Ontario before moving permanently to Lindsay in 2009. Dr. Wilson is currently Treasurer of the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team. Her practice includes office visits, hospital patients and obstetric and she is actively involved in mentoring medical students and residents.
Dr. Bruce Allin graduated from Queen's University with his degree in medicine in 1972. He interned in Victoria, British Columbia after which he spent several years doing locums, and hospital work in New Zealand, Northwest Territories, and Manitoba. Since 1980, Dr. Allin has been living and working as a family doctor in Fenelon Falls, 30 of these years have included obstetrics and anaesthesia at the Ross Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Steven Hainer graduated from the University of Ottawa with his medical degree in 1994. After finishing his residency in family medicine in 1996, Dr. Hainer moved to Lindsay with his family. His practice covers a full range of primary care medicine from newborns to seniors. Dr. Hainer is currently a medical consultant for the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge Sexual Health Clinic, one of the medical directors for the Extendicare Nursing Home, and has active privileges at the Ross Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Graham Loeb received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1981. Following his residency in the Department of Family Medicine a the University of Toronto, he opened his family practice in Lindsay in 1984. Since this time, Dr. Loeb has also been active working at the Ross Memorial Hospital and teaching family practice to second year residents at the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto.
Dr. John Ludwig graduated from Queen's University in 1972. He practiced in Peterborough for 35 years before coming to the Omemee Medical center. Dr. Ludwig has served as a director of the Ontario Medical Association for the past 12 years, having twice chaired the Section on General and Family Practice.
Dr. Marina Pretorius graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Pretoria in South Africa in 1990. Following her internship she did locums in South Africa, England and Canada. She and her husband, Dr. Wayne Stanley, then settled in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan where she spent 12 years as a family physician. Dr. Pretorius and Dr. Stanley moved to Lindsay in 2006, where she has a busy, family medicine practice. Dr. Pretorius has a special interest in obstetrics.
A lawyer and social worker by profession, Mike has a decade of experience in program management with the federal government in Ottawa where he also worked in communications with the YMCA-YWCA and was involved in community health careadvocacy and policy development. A native of Fenelon Falls, Mike has been involved with several health organizations in our area over the years.
Privacy and Confidentiality
Your health information deserves to be treated with respect and your privacy is protected. Access to your personal health information is available only to those who need to know and who are directly involved in your care such as physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, case managers, social workers, pharmacists, registered dietitians, respiratory and occupational therapists and/or chiropodists. When your personal health information is collected, the privacy and confidentiality of the information is protected.