The Municipality of Kincardine will have three new physicians joining the community in 2024.
The municipality’s Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee announced that they had reached an agreement with Dr. Janine Van Veghel and Dr. Owen Montpellier to practice family medicine in the community once they complete their residencies.
The committee previously announced in 2020 that Dr. Allegra Reeves would also be practicing medicine in Kincardine.
The Kincardine Family Health Organization currently has 10 physicians providing primary care for 14,500 patients. A full complement is closer to 15 physicians.
Their arrival moves the Municipality closer to their goal of every person having access to a family physician and the necessary support for their hospital’s regular services, including shifts in the emergency room.
All three are currently completing their medical residencies with Dr. Montpellier potentially able to practice family medicine in January 2024, Dr. Reeves in July of 2024 and Dr. Van Veghel in August 2024.