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New Family Doctor Coming To Kinmount But Is Not Taking New Patients

KAWARTHA LAKES-A new family Doctor is coming to the Kinmount and District Health Centre. (KDHSF)

Dr. Lesslie Ponraja comes from England, where he has practised medicine for twenty years, fifteen as a family doctor and five in a hospital.

Cindy Snider, KLHCI Recruitment & Retention Coordinator, states “I wish to congratulate the KDHSF for all their hard work on the recruitment of Dr. Ponraja. It has been a pleasure to assist them through the process.”

Dr. Mihu, a family doctor at the KDHC since 1999, states “I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Lesslie Ponraja to the Kinmount and District Health Centre. With his vast experience and friendly, supportive manner, he is a most welcome addition to the KDHC healthcare team.”

Dr. Ponraja, who invites patients to address him as ‘Dr. Lesslie’, plans to join Dr. Mihu in seeing patients at the KDHC from Monday to Thursday, starting on March 1, 2023.

Officials say tt is important to note that new patients are not being accepted at this time. Dr. Mihu has been caring for a large number of patients for several years, so initially, she will be sharing her existing practice with Dr. Ponraja while preparing for her retirement and the transfer of her entire patient roster to Dr. Ponraja over the next few months.

The Kinmount District Health Services Foundation is a registered charity comprised of community volunteers who work to support and expand the healthcare team at the Kinmount and District Health Centre. You are invited to visit www.kdhc.ca for more information about both the KDHSF and the KDHC.

KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes. Should you wish to support the efforts of ongoing recruitment and retention of family doctors in this manner, or financially you can contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or [email protected], or visit the KLHCI website at www.kawarthalakesdoctors.org.

 

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