As some of you know, I am expecting my second child near the end of September 2019. My husband and I are very excited for the addition to our family, though I am not sure my 3-year-old son can say the same. I have decided to take an 8-10 month maternity leave to spend this quality time with our little one. I will be continuing to work until Friday September 13, 2019 and then will be off work from September 16, 2019 and returning the summer of 2020. The exact date that I will be returning to work is currently undecided but myself and the clinic will know more by spring 2020.
I am very happy to announce that Dr. Cinnamon Barone will be covering my practice while I am away. She recently completed her family medicine residency through McMaster University and was placed at our clinic, the Halton McMaster Family Health Team, for the past 2 years. She has a great understanding of our clinic and the local resources in our community. She will be working, as I did, 4.5 days per week with Thursday afternoons off and will be continuing with the Diabetes clinic on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. The remainder of the clinic will continue to run as it has with our after-hours clinic from 5-8pm Monday to Friday, our nursing clinic for immunizations/injections, our Aging at Home Program with our Nurse Practitioner, Jackline Akuoko, and our Occupational Therapist, Leanne Fernandez, as well as the rest of our allied health team and their regular schedules.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Barone to the team. I am confident she will provide an excellent level of service and ensure a smooth transition for all involved. If I do not see you before I leave, I wish you all the best over the next year and look forward to seeing you next summer upon my return.
Online scheduling is now available! Go to: www.burlingtonfht.com
Click on: Halton McMaster Family Health Centre and book an appointment online.
Dr. Courtney Field