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New physician to join St. Lawrence Medical Clinic

Through the combined efforts of the Municipality of South Dundas and the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic, South Dundas will be the home to a new full-time medical practitioner.

Dr. Carlos E. Cunha has signed an agreement with the Municipality to bring his practice to rural Eastern Ontario and join the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic. Dr. Cunha is currently applying for his certification to practice in Ontario and once received will establish in South Dundas.

Dr. Cunha completed his medical residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center – Family Medicine and his undergraduate in Ottawa.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the team at the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic in Morrisburg. It is a place that is close to me and my wife; since her family is from the area and it is also a region we grew to love during our undergraduate years in Ottawa. We are also sure it will be a great place to raise our two-year-old son, Samuel. It’s a wonderful professional opportunity, and I am looking forward to being a productive member of the community,” said Dr. Cunha.

The Municipality of South Dundas has been actively working to bring more physicians and health care professionals to the area. These efforts were recognized to be a priority by Council and staff, as the shortage of access to local health care has been felt throughout the region.

With the help of Dr. Rivington, this work is beginning to pay off. “The St. Lawrence Medical Clinic is delighted that Dr. Cunha will be joining our group in July 2020. He comes highly recommended by his colleagues and supervisors and has a special interest in Rural Medicine. Dr. Cunha and his wife have ties to our area and are looking forward to living and working here. The St. Lawrence Medical Clinic is very appreciative of the efforts of the South Dundas Council in assisting in the recruitment process which has enabled Dr. Cunha to join us,” said Dr. Rivington.

“We are very excited to be able to announce a new medical practitioner joining us in South Dundas. Dr. Cunha will be a welcome addition to the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic and the health care services in our community. His practice will help provide more local access to medical services for our residents and will help grow South Dundas as an ideal place to live,” said Mayor Steven Byvelds. “Thank you to the continued efforts from our Council, Staff and the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic.”