Some great news for Village and area residents!! … new Doctors and more to come!
To book a meet and greet appointment with one of the physicians please contact the office at 613-838-2093 or email [email protected]
Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre is proud to welcome four new family physicians:
♦ Dr. Neera Aggarwal
Dr. Neera Aggarwal is now accepting patients at The Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre, where she will join Drs. Lucy and Rod Rabb.
Born and raised in India, Dr. Aggarwal completed her medical degree from Punjab University in India in 1994 and then completed her post-graduate training in Microbiology in 1998 at GND University in India.
After practicing in India for over 14 years, she moved to Canada in 2008 and completed her family medicine residency training at the University of Ottawa in 2011. Since then, she has been practicing in Kemptville and will now be relocating her practice to the Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre.
Dr. Elaine Riddick was born in Belfast and lived in Scotland and England as a child. She completed her medical degree at Liverpool University .
After moving to Ottawa, Dr. Riddick studied Obstetrics and Gynecology and delivered a lot of babies over her years of OBGYN practice. After starting her own family, she switched to family practice because she felt it was much simpler when she had her own children.
Dr. Riddick is interested in the heath of women and seniors, especially the management of their medications to ensure that everyone is receiving the most appropriate and effective treatments for individual medical conditions.
Dr. Riddick enjoys Canada and it’s 4 seasons. She likes to be outside and enjoys skiing, snowshoeing, walking, biking, swimming and golfing in her ‘free’ time.
♦ Dr. Jeanette Belanger BSc. MD CCFP
I attended the University of Ottawa for undergraduate, medical school and residency. Ottawa has been home for me since I was very young and immigrated to Canada with my family from Ireland.
I graduated from Family Medicine Residency in 2006 from the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital. From there I entered the Nepean Family Health Group (in Barrhaven), which later became the Nepean Family Health Organization. I was with this group for seven years and had a part time family practice there of about 1000
patients. I also was a part time emergency room physician at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario for many years.
I have three children, Genevieve who is 14 years old, Ciara who is 11 years old and Edward who is 5 years old. They keep me quite busy!
I am currently living in Pretoria South Africa and we will be returning to Canada in the summer of 2016. My husband Brad works for the Federal Government of Canada (Department of Foreign Affairs) and was posted here in 2013. We decided to give our children and ourselves a few years of international lifestyle. While living abroad I have worked for the United States Peace Corps as their on call physician and have volunteered teaching at a local South African township hospital via the University of Pretoria.
Although we have enjoyed our South African experience we are all looking forward to returning to Canada – we even miss the snow! We are currently building a home in Barrhaven, our children are looking forward to attending school and seeing old friends, and I am looking forward to beginning my practice at Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre.
♦ Dr. Alison Pittman
Dr. Alison Pittman is originally from Gander, Newfoundland and completed her undergraduate Honours degree in Biochemistry at Memorial University. Following this, she earned her medical degree at Memorial University in 2014. In June 2016, Dr. Pittman will complete her family medicine residency training at the University of Ottawa and is excited to join the Richmond team.
Throughout her training, Dr. Pittman has worked in a broad variety of health care settings, from rural coastal Newfoundland to the academic Family Health Team at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa. She has also completed electives in Women’s Health, and at an Ottawa Community Health Centre.
Dr. Pittman is excited to commence her career as a family physician, and is looking forward to building a practice in Richmond. She enjoys the unique challenges offered by family medicine and is interested in seeing all patients, from babies to the elderly. Both women’s and sexual health are special interests of hers, and she is hoping to follow prenatal patients until the third trimester.
♦ Dr. Lindsay Partridge, HBSc. Kin, MD, CCFP
Dr. Partridge is originally from Orillia, ON. Following high school she moved to northern Ontario, attending Lakehead University for her honours degree in Kinesiology and Masters in Exercise Physiology. She then moved to Ottawa where she completed her medical degree at the University of Ottawa in 2009. She completed a residency in Family Medicine at Western University in London, ON in 2011 and has spent the last 4 yrs working in rural and some northern communities covering ER, hospitalist, and office based medicine. She also has been involved in teaching and has been an Adjunct Faculty with Western University since 2011. Her husband’s career brought them back to Ottawa this past fall and she is excited to begin a permanent family practice in Richmond. She has a special interest in sports medicine, pediatrics and women’s health. She enjoys office based procedures and will offer joint injections, biopsies, and IUD insertions. She will continue to cover community ER shifts and hopes to resume her involvement in medical education and teaching activities for doctors in training.
♦ Dr. Heather McGee
Dr. Heather McGee grew up in Barrhaven, and is very excited to establish her family medicine practice nearby in Richmond. She completed her undergraduate and medical education at the University of Ottawa, and graduated from the Family Medicine Program there as well. She went on to pursue her passion for obstetrical and newborn care with a fellowship in Enhanced Maternity Skills at the University of Ottawa. Since completing her training, Dr. McGee has worked around the Ottawa Valley as a family physician covering practices of other doctors during their absences. She also works at the Queensway Carleton Hospital with the family practice obstetrics group where she delivers babies.
In addition to her general family medicine practice, Dr. McGee is looking forward to offering comprehensive obstetrical and newborn care for any patients of the Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre, as well as on a referral basis for those from outside clinics. Dr. McGee’s other interests include pediatric care, health and nutrition, and medical education. She also performs office procedures including biopsies, joint injections and IUD insertions.
Outside of work, Dr. McGee stays active with yoga and cycling, and relaxes by playing the piano and creating new recipes to bake! Dr. McGee is passionate about working with her patients toward health and wellness at all ages and stages of life. She looks forward to getting to know you as she grows her practice in Richmond.
♦ Dr. Lee Reichman, MDMC, CCFP
Dr. Reichman is from Montreal, Quebec and completed medical school at McGill University in 2012. She then completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Ottawa at The Ottawa Hospital (General Campus) and the Bruyère Family Health Team. She enjoys all aspects of comprehensive family medicine and has a particular interest in pregnancy, labour and delivery, care of the newborn and women’s health (including menopause and reproductive health). To supplement her knowledge, she completed extra training at McGill University in the Maternal and Child Care enhanced skills program.
For the past year she has been very lucky to be able to cover a practice of 900 patients at the West Carleton Family Health Team in Carp. She is looking forward to starting her own practice at the Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre in mid-June. Her practice will include intrapartum care (i.e. delivering babies!) at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. She will also provide home visits for patients with difficulty getting to the clinic as well as palliative care for her patients requiring this service. She also offers appointments for IUD insertions and small office-based procedures. Her goal is to offer compassionate and accessible care to her patients for all their healthcare needs at all stages of life.
These physicians are currently accepting new patients and we are expecting additional physicians to join the group this fall. Plans are in the very early stages for a new medical facility in Richmond as well. Stay tuned for news on that as planning evolves. In the meantime, the group will practice in the existing Richmond Goulbourn Medical Centre while they await the new facility.