New Primary Care Providers Accepting Patients

Submitted picture: (l to r) Dr. Baher Gendy, Dr. Serena Nelko, Dr. Stephanie Butterworth, Deb Schulz, NP

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Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) recently announced that three new physicians from the Northern/Remote Residency Program and a nurse practitioner have been recruited to practice at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC).

Dr. Stephanie Butterworth and Dr. Serena Nelko began working 1/2 time out of the SVPCC on September 11, 2017. Dr. Ryan York will begin his full time practice on October 10, 2017. Dr. Nelko will become full time in January 2018.

A second Nurse Practitioner has also started at the Centre. NP Debbie Schulz, started with the SVPCC the week of Sept 18, 2017 in addition to NP Cheryl Marfleet, who joined the SVPCC in July.

All of these providers, as well as International Medical Graduate Dr. Baher Ghendy, who was previously recruited and began working at the SVPCC earlier in September, are accepting new patients.

Patients can call the Primary Care Centre directly at 204-734-6600 to get matched to a physician or nurse practitioner.

“We have remained relentless in our efforts to continue to recruit physicians to the region and those efforts have paid off this year,” said Penny Gilson, chief executive officer, Prairie Mountain Health. “We want to acknowledge this is a collective effort and thank the health department, the Manitoba Healthcare Providers Network, the University of Manitoba, the International Medical Graduate training program, the Association of Manitoba Municipalities and physicians who provide mentorship and support to new recruits, and to the communities who are key partners in ongoing recruitment and retention efforts.”