A newly-graduated family medicine physician who hails from the area has become the 32nd doctor recruited by the Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton.
Dr. Jasmine Davies will begin in partnership with the West Lambton Community Health Centre on Monday, April 8, joining a team of physicians, nurse practitioners and allied professionals at the Community Health Centre in Sarnia.
“Dr. Davies will be a welcome addition to our team with her knowledge of Sarnia and surrounding area and her keen interest in helping clients achieve their best possible health,” said Kathy Bresset, executive director of the Health Centre.
Dr. Davies credits the Physician Recruitment Taskforce with helping to connect her with different practice opportunities and assisting her in determining the best fit for her. The Taskforce also assisted her fiancé in searching for job opportunities in the area.
“I also really appreciated how they connected me with different scholarship opportunities throughout my training,” said Dr. Davies, who was one of the recipients of the 2018 Norma & Don Moore Scholarship, through the Sarnia Community
Dr. Davies completed all of her training at Western University, where she received a Bachelor of Medical Sciences degree in 2012, and a Medical Degree in 2016. After completing one year of Internal Medicine training, she realized how important preventative medicine and continuity of care was to her, which resulted in the switch to Family Medicine.
Family and friends are not surprised that she landed back in Sarnia as she never wanted to move too far away.
“As both my fiancé and I grew up in Sarnia and the majority of our family lives here, it has always been our goal to move back,” she said. “Sarnia is a beautiful and supportive community. We both loved growing up here and knew it was where we wanted to settle down and to raise a family.”
Taskforce Recruiter Carly Cox said was pleased the organization was able to find “the perfect fit for her!”
The West Lambton Community Health Centre is a satellite site of the North Lambton Community Health Centre which also operates sites in Forest, Kettle Point and Watford as well as a Cardiac Rehab Centre in Sarnia. The North Lambton Community Health Centre provides primary care, health promotion, and chronic disease services to low-income seniors, persons with mental health and addictions, First Nations, youth at risk, and rural populations.