Fifth new doctor joins Kincardine Physicians Group


Yet another new doctor will set up shop in Kincardine this year.

The Municipality of Kincardine announced Thursday that Dr. David Blecher will establish his medical practice at the Hawthorne Community Clinic on Nov. 1. He completed his medical schooling in Ontario and Newfoundland and worked in Port aux Basques as a full-time family physician and emergency department doctor for three years before moving to Kincardine this year. His wife, Jessica, has family in Sauble Beach.

“The physicians and staff at the clinic and hospital are pleased to welcome Dr. Blecher to our group and to our community,” Dr. Lisa Scott, lead physician, said in a media release. “David has been working here has a locum and ER doctor since early May. We have really appreciated his help over the past few months and look forward to working with him permanently in the fall.”

Blecher joins a growing list of young doctors who have been recruited to the medical clinic and Kincardine hospital ER to open medical practises this year. Dr. Daniel Soong began practicing in July, Dr. Damian Gunaratne will set up a family practice this month, Dr. Anna Czyrny will begin working full time in the Kincardine hospital emergency department in September and and Dr. Jason Murray will open his family practice in October.

The agreement between Blecher and the municipality to practice at the Hawthorne Community Clinic was the result of the physician recruitment program – a partnership between the Municipality of Kincardine, Saugeen Shores and Bruce Power.

“We are delighted with the news that Dr. Blecher will be joining the physicians’ team at the Hawthorne Community Clinic in November,” said Kincardine mayor Anne Eadie. “This is a further demonstration of the success of our physician recruitment program and the efforts of our recruitment team, particularly the hard work and perseverance of Peggy Zeppieri, our medical recruitment specialist.”