The Manitoulin Central Family Health Team has announced the addition of two new physicians to their staff, Dr. Doris Mitchell and Dr. Reed Gillanders.

Team executive director Lori Oswald says the two officially joined the organization in October 2021 providing primary care services in Mindemoya.

She adds both are providing support to the Manitoulin Health Centre in the Mindemoya Emergency Department adding their arrival is helping ensure the best health care for patients.

About Dr. Mitchell: Dr. Doris Mitchell, originally from the Brunswick House First Nation arrived on Manitoulin as a locum in February 2021 after closing her full-time practice in Chapleau. Dr. Mitchell

has worked and trained for over 30 years in a rural northern environment. She is excited to join a great health care team dedicated to the community and the health and safety of all who visit Manitoulin in

need of care. Dr. Mitchell is married with four adult kids and a gaggle of grandkids. She is looking forward to growing a garden for the first time and to explore Manitoulin.

About Dr. Gillanders: Dr. Reed Gillanders began as a resident in family medicine in Prince Albert, SK, after which, he worked in Meadow Lake (a small town in northern SK) for a year in family practice.

Dr. Gillanders has served in outpost clinics in nearby Cree and Dene communities and has experience with addictions medicine, HIV, Hepatitis C, emergency, labour and delivery, and hospital care. Dr. Gillanders moved to Ontario with his partner Sophie, just beginning her four-year pediatrics residency through NOSM.