Who we are & what we do

PrimaCare Community Family Health Team is one of 200 Family Health Teams in Ontario. Family Health Teams (FHTs) are health care organizations that include a team of Family Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Social Workers, Dietitians, and other professionals who work together to provide health care for their community.

Family Health Teams ensure that people receive the care they need in their communities, as each team is set-up based on local health and community needs. They focus on chronic disease management, disease prevention and health promotion, and work with other health care organizations, such as Public Health Units and Community Care Access Centers.

PrimaCare was one of the first funded FHTs, with its inception in 2006. It serves the rural communities of Paris, Ayr and St. George with a combined 20,000 population. In 2013, PrimaCare provided services to 12,137 community members. The organization’s primary location is located in the Willett Hospital Building in Paris. Two satellite offices are located in Ayr and St. George.

WE ENVISION living well, living healthy, throughout life’s journey.

WE ARE COMMITTED to continuously improving the quality of care for our patients.

OUR MISSION

To partner with our patients: delivering team based quality care, connecting them to available health resources and improving their quality of life.

OUR CORE VALUES

  • We LISTEN to the patient voice and LEARN from it.

  • We RESPECT patient choice.

  • We are COURTEOUS and EMPATHETIC in every interaction.

  • We EDUCATE at every opportunity.

  • We TRUST and RELY on each other to serve in the patient’s best interest.

IN 2013 WE SERVED

Patients In Our Communities

Board of Directors

Chair, Suzanne Moffatt

She is our spokesperson and the community advocate providing leadership to the organization.

Vice-Chair, Fran Welsh

Provides leadership and chairs monthly board meetings in the absence of the Chair.

Lead Physician, Dr. Robert S. Williams

Liaison between the physicians and the Board providing clinical guidance to the Executive Director.

Secretary/Exec. Director, Cindy Bratt

Usually the Executive Director of the FHT takes minutes and handles all correspondence with the Board.

Treasurer, Stephen Farrant

Acts as an information and reference point for the Chair and other committee members.

Board Members

PrimaCare physicians and community members bring a variety of skills and disciplines to the Board.

PHYSICIAN MEMBERS

Dr. Tim Hutton

COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Dr. Jane Anwan

Elaine Campbell

Dr. Ted Croal

Deborah Ditchfield