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Doctor Sahans Closing Family Medical Practice In Omemee

KAWARTHA LAKES-Dr Sahans is closing his family medical practice at the Omemee Medical Centre.

A letter was sent to patients recently notifying them of the closure. Kawartha 411 confirmed the closure with the office this morning. Staff would not say how many patients will be left without a physician but most doctors have hundreds of patients rostered.

Sahans says his practice has become unsustainable.

“The crisis in primary care has been well documented and my practice has first hand faced the same challenges many other family physicians across Canada continue to face. Unfortunately, the situation has become unsustainable for me to continue an outpatient practice.” said the letter.

Councillor Ron Ashmore said he just found out about the closure through constituents on Thursday and says he is shocked.

“He’s decided to orphan the patients which is unfortunate,” Ashmore told Kawartha 411 News. “It’s too bad from what I am told he was well loved. Our healthcare in Canada is in crisis and more needs to be done to ensure doctors remain in family practices.”

Dr. Satvir Sahans joined the clinic on August 1, 2019. He attended Simon Fraser University in British Columbia for his Bachelor of Science Degree. He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Queensland in 2015 and Family Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto in 2018.

Ashmore points out that the move will impact the financial viability of Omemee Medical Centre as a whole.

“They are dependent on that Doctor’s income to help pay the bills and keep the medical centre open.”

Sahans will be working in the emergency department at Ross Memorial Hospital. The practice will close on October 5, 2023.

“I will miss my patients and staff and hope for your understanding and support” the letter continued.

There’s no word on a replacement

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