Three doctors tell us why they chose St. Marys
We sat down with the three family doctors who are the most recent additions to the Happy Valley Family Health Team. We wanted to learn more about the healthcare community in St. Marys and why family practitioners are so excited about the primary care model being developed here. This is what they had to say…
Dr. Sarah Donaldson
Practising medicine for 1.5 years
Dr. Tamara Foster
Practising medicine for 3.5 years
Dr. Michael Trevail
Practising medicine for 6 years
When you were deciding where to practice medicine, what were the reasons behind your decision to come to St. Marys?
Were there aspects of the existing community healthcare that drew you to St. Marys?
Since joining the Happy Valley Family Health Team, have you discovered any new healthcare benefits in this community that you think locals should know about?
What would you say are the reasons for the thriving healthcare community here in St. Marys?
What excites you about the future of healthcare in St. Marys?
Are there any elements of local healthcare that you would like to see developed? Expanded upon? Created?
Thank you to Dr. Foster, Dr. Trevail, and Dr. Donaldson
**The Happy Valley Family Health Team operates out of the Tradition Mutual Centre for Wellness.
*** St. Marys Memorial Hospital is one of four sites under the Huron-Perth Healthcare Alliance which allows for residents to access services at all four sites.
****The expansion of the Tradition Mutual Centre for Wellness is set to be completed in the summer of 2019.
The opinions expressed in this interview are those of the individuals and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of the St. Marys Healthcare Foundation.