the present time we are hoping to establish relationships
and communications with physicians looking to relocate to
Peterborough over the next year or so to look after
pending retirements. We expect to have a need for 2-3
family physicians in the short term and with 2000-3000
patients constantly in need of a primary physician, and
with good planning and lead time, fully rostered patient
loads can be attained.
In the spring of 2005, the Ministry of Health and Long
Term Care announced that there would be five (5) Family
Health Team groups implemented in the Peterborough Area.
At present, all five groups are fully implemented and the
infrastructure of support in terms of representation of
allied health workers (nurse practitioners, dieticians,
and social workers) are already working effectively in
each and every group. Family Physicians wishing to
increase their annual compensation would find that exploring opportunities in Peterborough
would far surpass the average compensation of family
physicians in other parts of the province of Ontario.
because almost all family physicians are part of the five
Family Health Team groups there is ample opportunity to
become a member of one or the other without much
difficulty. Our community also has a fully funded (by the
Ministry) Primary Care Office which is staffed by personnel
who assist all the groups in the ongoing operational
issues of the implementation of the most effective model.
works! It is working most effectively in Peterborough! You
will not want to miss exploring the advantages of what
exists in the Peterborough medical community from a work
point of view and the exceptional lifestyle from a family
point of view.
The following areas have practice suites presently
available and range from "turn key" to
"semi-turn key" to partnerships to solo
practice. There are also a variety of venues wherein
electronic record keeping facilities are already in place
or the infrastructure is available to implement electronic
practice opportunities also exist or will soon exist in
the Township of Galway-Cavendish and Harvey www.galwaycavendishharvey.ca, Township of
and individual, stand-alone practices within the area.
The hospitalist program operates as a department of the
Peterborough Regional Health Centre and is led by the
Chief of Hospitalist Medicine. Hospitalists work an
overlapping cycle rotation following patients
from admission to discharge, as much as scheduling/rostering
permits. For more information contact The Human Resources
Department, Peterborough Regional
Health Centre, Peterborough, ON., 705-743-2121
the Peterborough Regional Health Centre is in a
recruitment mode for selected specialists.