Keeping Oakville healthy by ensuring access to local family physicians

Five new doctors in Oakville who are accepting new patients

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Gary Carr

Gary Carr

In 2006, Gary was elected to the position of Regional Chair at the Regional Municipality of Halton, and was re-elected to the position in 2010. Gary sits on the Standing Committees of Health and Social Services, Administration and Finance, and Planning and Public Works, in addition to a number of Advisory Committees. Gary is also a member of the board for the Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance, and served on the Halton Regional Police Services Board and Metrolinx.

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For over a decade, Halton Region’s Physician Recruitment program has actively marketed Halton to current and prospective physicians to help ensure that all of Halton’s residents have access to a family doctor. In 2013, the recruitment program had another successful year with an additional 22 family physicians establishing their practice in the Region. Since the recruitment initiative began in 2003, more than 200 new family doctors have made Halton home to their practice.

Attracting new physicians to establish medical practices in Halton is a key priority in the Citizens’ Priorities Action Plan. The successful Physician Recruitment program addresses both current and future physician needs. Thanks to this collaborative partnership involving all four Local Municipalities, local hospitals, clinics and community representatives, we are well on our way to meeting the goal of a family doctor for every Halton resident.

Not only does Halton’s Physician Recruitment program recruit physicians to locate their practices in Halton, it also recruits family physicians to cover maternity and other leaves. The program also assists hospitals with their specialist recruiting, such as psychiatrists, pediatricians, emergency room physicians and hospitalists.

To see a list of newly recruited doctors who are accepting patients across Halton, visit for Oakville. For more information on the physician recruitment program, visit



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