When Dr. Wagdy Rayes retired in June 2017 after an amazing 40 year run as a family physician in Apsley, the township in Peterborough County was left without a doctor.
The long search for a new doctor has ended: Starting February 28th, Dr. Paul Hasson will join the Peterborough Family Health Team model of care, opening his practice in the North Kawartha Health Centre. The family doctor will be working part-time, on Wednesdays and Fridays, until he is able to transition to full-time.
"Since graduating from medicine at Dalhousie in 1991, my medical career has taken me down many paths. It is with equal pride that I am being accepted into the community of Apsley to open another exciting chapter in my medical career,” says Dr. Paul Hasson.
“I have been coming to the area for the past several years, enjoying the natural beauty and friendly people of the area. I have enjoyed the Paudash Snowmobile trails in the winter, and ATV trails and lakes in the summer. I look forward to serving the medical needs of the Apsley community for years to come, and hope that I can live up to Dr. Rayes distinguished service to the area."
Peterborough Family Health Team was prepared to launch a virtual care clinic as an interim solution that would provide care to unattached patients, but with Dr. Hasson joining the team, this initiative will no longer be moving forward.
To make an appointment or to have questions answered about getting Dr. Hasson as a doctor, residents can call the health centre at (705) 656-3330 or visit the North Kawartha Health Centre.