Chemong Family Health Organization
The MCHC is fortunate to be able to provide primary healthcare services to our community. The team of physicians at MCHC focuses on health promotion, disease prevention and chronic disease management. As part of the Chemong Family Health Organization, the physicians work with allied healthcare professionals to provide exceptional care to their patients. The Chemong Family Health Organization is affiliated with the Peterborough Family Health Team or ‘PFHT’.
Please note that the doctors at the MCHC work with ‘rostered’ patients, who have been registered with them, generally through the Health Care Connect Service. The allied, healthcare professionals, such as dietitians, mental health professionals and nurses who work at the clinic can be accessed only through referral from one of the doctors. These professionals do not make appointments directly with community members, but work as a team with one or more of the doctors to provide excellence-based, holistic primary health care.
To find a primary health care physician, please go to ontario.ca/healthcareconnect.
For Information regarding the new PFHT clinic for Permanent and Seasonal Residents without a doctor, click here.
Extended Hours Service
Patients connected with a family doctor at the Morton Clinic have access to the Extended Hours Clinic.
Extended Hours clinic is available for rostered patients during the following hours:
Monday –Thursday: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM
by calling 705-926-0242
After 8:00 PM and on Sundays and holidays you can call the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) at 1-866-553-7205 to speak to a registered nurse.
Important Mask Information
As of June 11th, 2022 the mask mandate in Ontario was lifted in most settings. However, as a healthcare facility we have made the decision to keep our mask policy in place. This precaution is necessary to protect both our patients and our staff.
We ask that you respect this decision and continue to wear a mask when entering the clinic.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED
Chemong Family Health Organization Administrator
The Administrator of the Chemong Family Health Team, Bethann Handley, is responsible for the overall management of the team and its resources. The Administrator provides support to the physicians while ensuring all activities are compliant with the Ministry of Health.
The MCHC is fortunate to have a wonderfully talented group of physicians operating from within our facility. As part of the Chemong Family Health team, the physicians work alongside allied healthcare professionals to provide exceptional care to their patients.
Dr. Arthur, CCFP
9am – 4pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8am – 3pm Tuesday & Thursday
Note that the office is closed the last Friday of every month
The goal of our care team is to provide balanced healthcare management for the whole person. We aim for continual improvement in the way we deliver care. Together, we are happiest when our patients achieve good health outcomes.
Our team includes Dr. Arthur, and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse who conducts women’s health reviews, provides counselling to encourage good health habits, does wound care, and, along with Dr. Arthur, supports those who are living with diabetes. An additional RN meets with patients to help them manage blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other health risks. The office staff also includes a receptionist and administrative assistant.
9am – 3pm Weekdays, closed on Wednesdays
Dr. Jeffrey Boyes earned his medical degree from Queen's University in 2003, and completed his residency in family medicine at McMaster University in 2005. Following training, he continued to practice in Hamilton at a community health centre and an urgent care clinic. He joined the team at the Morton Clinic in April of 2015, assuming the care of patients previously rostered to Dr. Chris Bailey, upon Dr. Bailey’s retirement. In 2016 he earned the designation of Fellow of the College of Family Physicians of Canada due to his pursuit of continuing medical education. Jeff’s partner Jennifer works alongside him as a Registered Practical Nurse. They live in Peterborough with their many dogs and are involved in animal rescue.
Dr. Boyes’ receptionist can be reached during office hours at 705 652 6405. Office hours are currently 9am-3pm weekdays, closed on Wednesdays. A voice message with relevant instructions will be provided outside of business hours. On some days, an evening clinic will replace daytime office hours. This schedule may change due to holidays.
Appointments requested by phone will be granted as soon as possible, as time is regularly reserved for same-day and same-week requests. If a patient feels that their symptoms can’t wait until the appointment offered, a message can be left for Dr. Boyes to review the matter. These messages are checked daily. Therefore, patients rostered to the practice are asked to make every effort to be seen at the Morton Clinic for all non-emergent issues. Patients are also asked to book one appointment for each major concern, so that each can be adequately addressed. A current health card and a current list of medications should be brought to each visit. Patients who do not provide 24 hours notice prior to cancelling an appointment may be billed for it.
Regarding medication renewals: Medications should be renewed during a visit with the doctor scheduled exclusively for that purpose, as this allows for a discussion of relevant symptoms and necessary monitoring. With the exception of narcotics, and other controlled medications, prescriptions will be renewed for one year during these visits. Prescription requests by phone or fax require additional time on the part of the doctor that is not covered by OHIP, and a fee will be charged for these. Therefore, it is recommended that patients schedule an appointment to review and renew their medications as soon as they have reached zero repeats on any prescription.
Regarding test results: Results of blood work, imaging, and other tests will be communicated to the patient by phone by Dr. Boyes, his receptionist, or a nurse, only if the results require further action. These messages will be brief. If there are further questions, or if symptoms are persisting, it is the responsibility of the patient to follow up in person to review test results in detail and discuss next steps.
Dr. Dan Houpt
Please call Dr. Houpt’s office for hours
Dr. Dan Houpt graduated from McMaster Medical School in 1993. A former high school teacher, he has been practicing medicine since 1995. For six years he was a Family Physician at the Peterborough Clinic and from 2001 until 2013, he has been working as an Emergency Room Physician at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. He resumed his Family Medicine practice at the Morton Community Health Centre in September 2013 following the very unfortunate death of Dr. Steve Senior.
Dr. Houpt lives on a farm in Douro with his beautiful wife Kelli, five children and
any number of horses, barn cats and a goat. He enjoys gardening, fishing and bike riding and plays a mean guitar in the Indian River Band.
Please call Dr. Hughes office for hours.
Dr. Hughes has been practicing medicine since 1999. Dr. Hughes obtained his medical degree at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, completing the Family Practice residency program at McMaster University. Dr. Hughes has an active family practice. He is a member of the Canadian College of Family Physicians and the Ontario Medical Association.
He started his medical career as part of the Canadian Forces and spent several years working as a hospitalist in both Calgary and Peterborough before starting his current family practice. Dr. Hughes has been a part of the Canadian Red Cross, serving as the ‘Medical Director of First Aid Services’ for the Ontario Zone and as a member of the National Medical Advisory Committee since 2000.
Dr. Hughes has also been involved in various aspects of medical administration during his career, including Base Surgeon Duties for Canadian Forces Base Borden and the Senior Medical Officer for Royal Canadian Regiment’s Battle Group for the Stabilization Force for Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2001. In addition, he has been Deputy Lead for the Hospitalist Program and the Vice President of the Medical Staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre in Calgary.
Dr. Hughes enjoys a variety of activities outside of his profession including traveling, participating in a variety of sporting activities, local coaching and sports training, and spending time with his family.
Dr. David HURST, M.D.
9:00am – 11:30am Monday to Friday (every day of the week)
1:00pm – 3:00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
The office is closed on Wednesday and Friday afternoons
Dr. Hurst was a family doctor for many years in Peterborough. In 2007 he accepted an offer from the Queen’s University School of Medicine to become a Professor and teach medical students in Kingston. For the next ten years he looked after a large family practice as part of the Kingston Family Health Team, at the Centennial Family Physicians Clinic.
When a position became available at the Morton Community Healthcare Centre in 2018, he and his wife Kathleen decided this would be a great opportunity to move back and live on a farm closer to their children and grandchildren.
The office team includes Dr. Hurst and two Registered Practical Nurses (RPN’s). Our goal is to provide excellent health care to all patients. Our nurses have additional training and expertise in Diabetes, Women’s Health and Well Baby Care. We are striving to provide the best medical care in these times, with a balance of booked “telephone virtual visits” and booked “in person” appointments.
The Extended Hours Clinic is for patients of the Morton Community Healthcare Centre on Monday to Thursday (5-8pm) and Saturdays (9am-3:30pm).
This Clinic is for URGENT problems only – call 705-926-0242
After 8pm and on weekends and holidays call the Telephone Health Advisory Service (THAS) at 1-866-553-7205 to speak to a registered nurse.
Please refer to the Coverage section below.
Dr. Munoz was born in Kelowna B.C. He attended the University of Washington and then went on to McGill University in Montreal to complete his Bachelor of Science. He also obtained his Medical Degree and completed his residency at McGill University. Dr. Munoz practiced in Bancroft for 18 years prior to moving to Lakefield with his family. Dr. Munoz also currently works in Emergency Medicine at both the Peterborough Regional Hospital and Quinte Health Care, North Hastings Hospital in Bancroft. Dr. Munoz enjoys spending time with his wife and four children on their farm.
Preparing For Your Visit
It is very important that you bring your Health Card to each appointment. Also, please bring your medications or list of current medications with dose and frequency. Check your prescriptions before coming so you will know what needs to be repeated as we charge for medication renewals by phone or fax. In general, one primary health complaint will be addressed per visit.
Missed Appointment Policy
We understand that there are times when you can’t make an appointment due to an emergency or a work or family obligation. In these situations, please cancel your appointment by phone 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Missed appointments that are not cancelled ahead of time prevent other patients from accessing appointments. Additionally, last minute cancellations can cause problems and added expenses for the office. For these reasons, the office has a 24 hours cancellation policy or there will be a fee.
Not all services provided are covered by OHIP. Some examples of these uninsured services include sick notes, medication renewals by phone and the completion of certain forms. We charge a $15.00 fee to renew medications over the phone. All uninsured services are billed based on fees suggested by the Ontario Medical Association.
Dr. Munoz is in the office on Mondays and Thursdays. He has an evening clinic approximately every eighth Friday. He also shares the office with Dr. Wilson who is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and some Fridays. Dr. Munoz and Dr. Wilson will see each others’ patients for urgent, same-day appointments. After hours access is available to Dr. Munoz’ patients from Monday to Friday evening from 5-8 pm for urgent cases.
Please refer to the Coverage section below.
Dr. Kaetlen Wilson has been practicing medicine in the Peterborough area since 1993. Dr. Wilson obtained her medical degree at McMaster University and then completed her Family Practice residency program in 1993. Dr. Wilson has an active family practice. She is a member of the Ontario Medical Association and has a fellowship with the Canadian College of Family Physicians. Dr. Wilson enjoys spending time with her family on their farm, cycling, skiing, canoeing, and walking her dogs.
Preparing For Your Visit
It is very important that you bring your Health Card to each appointment. Also, please bring your medications or list of current medications with dose and frequency. Check your prescriptions before coming so you will know what needs to be repeated as we charge for medication renewals by phone or fax. In general, one primary complaint will be addressed per visit.
Missed Appointment Policy
We understand that there are times when you can’t make an appointment due to an emergency, work or a family obligation. In these situations, please cancel your appointment by phone 24 hours before your scheduled appointment. Missed appointments that are not cancelled ahead of time prevent other patients from
getting much needed treatment. Additionally, last minute cancellations cause problems and added expenses for the office. For these reasons, the office has a 24 hours cancellation policy. If adequate notice is not given, you will be charged for the missed appointment as per Ontario Medical Association Third Party Billing Guidelines.
Not all services provided are covered by OHIP. Some examples of these services include sick notes, medication renewals by phone and the completion of certain forms. We charge a $15.00 fee to renew medications over the phone. All uninsured services are billed as per Ontario Medical Association Third Party Billing Guidelines 2013.
Office Coverage and After Hours
Dr. Wilson is in the office on Tuesdays and Fridays. She has an evening clinic approximately one Tuesday per month and every eighth Friday. Our Nurse Practitioner works with us on Fridays. Dr. Wilson also shares an office with Dr. Munoz who is in the office on Mondays and Thursdays. Dr. Wilson and Dr. Munoz will see each other’s patients for urgent, same – day appointments. Urgent care is available to Dr. Wilson’s patients from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 8:00 pm.
These appointments are scheduled by calling Dr. Wilson’s office and following the instructions on the answering machine. Our practice is organized as a Family Health Team and you are rostered to our practice. This means that Dr. Wilson will receive a bill for any visit at a walk-in clinic. Please see us instead!
Dr. Majeed, M.D, CCFP
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday – Thursday
9:00 am – 12:00 Noon Friday
Dr. Majeed graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine in 2010. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at the University of Toronto as well. She has a special interest in women’s health and cosmetic dermatology but enjoys every aspect of Family Medicine. She really enjoys having a Family Practice and working alongside the very skilled and dedicated staff of the PFHT in Lakefield.
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Dietitians provide patients with one-on-one counselling, as well as group sessions regarding nutritional values that will assist in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Dietitians provide advice on how nutrition and diet impact your health, as well as providing disease prevention and treatment services for diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions. Our dietitians are registered with the Dietitians of Canada, and the College of Dietitians of Ontario.
The dietitian accepts referrals from your physician and then can collaborate on your healthcare needs. Members of the community cannot make appointments directly with the dietitians. This service is available to rostered (i.e. registered) patients of the centre.
Pharmacists provide medication-related education and support to patients with complex illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes. The pharmacist can also do a medication review with patients to assist with medication compliance and any questions or concerns with current medications.
The pharmacist accepts referrals from your physician and then can collaborate on your health care needs. Members of the community cannot make appointments directly, or have their prescriptions renewed, by the pharmacist. This professional provides services to patients registered with doctors at the MCHC.
Mental Health Clinician
Mental Health Clinicians help resolve problems by providing counselling and therapy and by finding required community resources where and when needed.
The mental health clinician accepts referrals from the physician with whom you are registered and then can collaborate on your health care needs.