I am thrilled to be a part of the Family Medicine Obstetrical team here in Almonte.
I was born and raised in Barrhaven. I then spent 8 years in Kingston Ontario attending Queen’s University for my undergraduate degree (B Sc (H) Biochemistry) and medical school. I moved to Mississauga, Ontario to complete my residency in Family medicine at Credit Valley Hospital as a community site of University of Toronto. I also completed an additional training program for low risk obstetrics to further my skills in maternal care.
I then moved to Bowmanville Ontario and practiced full scope family medicine for 8 years. I then moved back home to the Ottawa area in 2017 to be closer to family.
Maternity and newborn care is my passion. Guiding mothers through pregnancy and early postpartum brings me great joy. I work with an amazing team of physicians, nurses and other health professionals here at Almonte.
I am a mother to 2 youngsters who keep me busy on my off hours with swimming, Jiu-Jitsu and enjoying the outdoors.
I am thrilled to return to my hometown of Almonte to deliver babies at the Almonte General Hospital! It is a pleasure to work with the amazing team at Ottawa Valley Family Medicine Obstetrics to provide comprehensive care to our moms and babies.
I completed a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Biomedical Science at the University of Ottawa, followed by medical school at the University of Ottawa. I obtained my Family Medicine Residency training at Queen’s University and an additional rural skills fellowship at Queen’s University with a focus on Obstetrical care. I spent my first 2 years in practice working with the family medicine obstetrics group at Lakeridge Health Oshawa before deciding to move back home.
I began working with the team in Summer 2019, and established my own practice in Almonte in Spring 2020.
Having grown up in Almonte and now raising my young family here, it is an honour to care for women and their growing families with our wonderful team.
I have a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, Master’s of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and Medical Doctorate from McMaster University. I completed my residency with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine with specific focus on obstetrics in both rural and high volume settings.
Having cared for new families in many hospitals, the Almonte General Hospital is an especially lovely place to give birth. The support families receive from our caring nurses, doctors and other staff reflects Almonte’s “friendly town” reputation.
Like my colleagues, I want to provide you with the best possible support during this special time of life. We are attentive to maternal mental health, breastfeeding support and providing you information to empower your pregnancy, birth and postpartum experiences.!
I am happy to introduce myself as a new physician at the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team. I grew up in Stittsville and attended Queen’s University for a Bachelor of Science. I completed my medical degree at McMaster University and then returned back home to the University of Ottawa for my family medicine residency. Most recently, I have completed enhanced skills training in maternity and newborn skills through the University of Ottawa.
Caring for people during pregnancy, birth and post-partum periods is a particular passion of mine, and I am thrilled to be able to provide this care here in Almonte. I look forward to providing you and your family the best possible care and support throughout this time.
Throughout my training I have returned to Almonte multiple times, and I knew very quickly that this was the perfect community for me. I am thrilled to be joining this excellent group of physicians, nurses, and other health care workers.
I am proud to be part of the Ottawa Valley Family Medicine Obstetrical team. Caring for women and guiding them through the transformative experience of childbirth is my passion and an aspect of Medicine that I find exceptionally rewarding.
My journey began in Brazil, where I earned my medical degree and completed my initial post-graduate training in Obstetrics & Gynecology. For many years, I practiced as an independent physician, honing my skills and commitment to women's health.
In December 2017, my family and I embarked on a new chapter by immigrating to Canada. Navigating the Canadian medical licensing process, I completed a medical residency in family medicine at the University of Ottawa. The culmination of this journey led me to begin my practice in Almonte in the summer of 2022, where I proudly joined the Family Medicine Obstetric Team.
Our dedicated team shares a common goal—to provide unparalleled care during this meaningful and challenging period, supporting women through pregnancy and postpartum periods. It is both a privilege and an honour to be an integral part of this remarkable journey.
Sandy is our amazing Administrative Assistant. She's had over thirty years working in the medical field and is a long time local Almonte resident. Sandy keeps the Family Medicine Obstetrics Program organized and is always here to answer any of your questions.