By now, many residents are aware that the Main Street Medical Clinic (above Brown’s Independent) has permanently closed. Several residents have asked us how they can get in touch with the doctors who worked there:
- Dr. Whalen – will be starting on November 6, 2019 at Appletree Medical at 2150 Robertson Rd, (613) 482-0118
- Dr. Watson – is working at Activecare in Beaverbrook at 51 The Parkway, 613-319-7996
- Dr. Dimock – is working at 1 Centrepointe Dr. Nepean – 613-786-3102
A sign posted at the clinic also suggests calling Primacy Management at 877-633-7722 for more information.
As far as we know, that leaves Stittsville without a medical clinic and a definite shortage of family doctors / general practitioners in the local area. We are a growing community of over 35,000 people and it is a bit perplexing as to why we don’t have more local family doctors in our community. We’ve spoken with Ottawa Public Health about possible strategies to encourage more doctors to establish a practice here, and will continue to advocate on behalf of residents to ensure that more health care services are available locally.
Looking for a family doctor? Ottawa Public Health has a good resource page with more information at ottawahealth.ca.