The Saskatchewan Health Authority is pleased to welcome five physicians who are establishing or returning to practice in Swift Current’s primary health care community.
“We are very pleased to welcome these physicians who are establishing or returning to their practices in the community this spring,” said Dr. Kevin Wasko, Physician Executive, Integrated Rural Health. “We owe a great deal of our recruitment success to local physicians who have been working with the SHA to recruit new colleagues to their clinics. Swift Current has had several physician vacancies over the past six months and we’re very pleased these physicians have chosen to join the community’s team of dedicated physicians.”
“We thank and fully support the SHA and local physicians for their work to address this recent shortage,” said Everett Hindley, MLA for Swift Current on behalf of Health Minister Jim Reiter. “We know residents of Swift Current and area will appreciate the quality of the skills and services these physicians provide in the community and thank them for their dedication to our residents as well.”
The physicians beginning practice in the community are:
Dr. Javan Bakht will be accepting new patients and Dr. Boyle will be taking over the care of patients at the Associate Clinic who have previously been cared for by physicians who have left that clinic.
Physicians resuming practice are Dr. H. Shah, who returned to his practice at the Northside Medical Clinic in April, Dr. J. Cuthbert, with the Associate Family Physicians Clinic and Dr. J. Kamel, Southwest Medi-Centre. Both Drs. Cuthbert and Kamel have returned to work this month.
Dr. L. Del Vicario and Dr. R. Sonntag continue to provide locum coverage to the Swift Current clinics and surrounding communities as well.
“We appreciate the patience of residents as we have worked to fill these vacancies over the past few months,” Wasko said. “We anticipate additional physicians will be establishing practice in the coming months and will continue to follow up additional recruitment opportunities.”