The Kinmount area will soon have a new family doctor.
Kinmount District Health Services Foundation has announced Dr. Lesslie Ponraja will be joining the healthcare team at the Kinmount and District Health Centre (KDHC).
Dr. Ponraja comes from Ashford in England, where he has practised medicine for 20 years, including 15 years as a family doctor and five years in a hospital.
“I am extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Lesslie Ponraja to the Kinmount and District Health Centre,” says Dr. Elena Mihu, who was the first physician to set up a practice at KDHC when the centre opened in 1999. “With his vast experience and friendly, supportive manner, he is a most welcome addition to the KDHC healthcare team.”
Dr. Ponraja, who is married with two young children, invites patients to address him as ‘Doctor Lesslie’. He will join Dr. Mihu in seeing existing patients at KDHC from Monday to Thursday beginning Wednesday, March 1.
Neither doctor will be accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Mihu has been caring for a large number of patients for several years and will initially be sharing her practice with Dr. Ponraja while she prepares for retirement after almost 25 years.
The transfer of her entire patient roster to Dr. Ponraja will take place over the next few months.
Located in the village of Kinmount bordering the City of Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough County, and Haliburton County, KDHC services a large catchment area of over 5,000 permanent residents as well as up to 8,000 seasonal residents.