Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Bridgewater: New Doctor Prepares For Intake

A new family doctor is preparing to open her new practice to 150 patients. Dr. Sheila Dwyer will start accepting patients over the phone Wednesday evening. She graduated from Dalhousie University's Medical program in 2011 and completed her family medicine residency training in June. People who do not currently have a family physician or nurse practitioner or who are travelling outside the district for care are eligible. After the first 150 patients are accepted, the telephone line will close. It's expected the new doctor will accept up to 1,000 patients over time. People who wish to be considered as a patient are asked to call 527-4814 beginning at 6:30 Wednesday night.