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Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team

The Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team (NEMFHT) is a primary health care provider located in the pretty town of Little Current on Manitoulin Island. The providers of care include a team of 8 physicians (6 FTE) from the Little Current Medical Associates, as well as the complimenting services of 3 physician assistants, 3 nurse practitioners, 3 registered nurses, 3 registered practical nurses, a pharmacist, a social worker, a lifestyle balance coach, 1 dietitian, and an administration team offering quality primary health care in a collaborative setting.

Things you should know about this rotation:

This rotation will have a combination of clinical experiences including obstetrics, Indigenous health, hospital care, long-term care, minor surgery, house calls, and emergency medicine. The Family Health Team services Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands, which includes Little Current, Aundeck Omni Kaning, Sheguiandah, Whitefish River, and Wikwemikong.  In 2018, the Little Current hospital had 10,660 ER visits and 715 inpatient admissions. 

Our Health Care Team includes:

Stephen Cooper MD, FCFP—preceptor, Chief of MHC Professional Staff

Roy Jeffery MD, FCFP—preceptor, permanent locum

Kate MacKeracher MD, CCFP—preceptor

Anne McDonald MD, CCFP—preceptor, SLC, LEG Lead, LEC

Simone Meikleham MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP —preceptor

Dieter Poenn MD, FCFP, Dip Sports Med—preceptor, coroner

Ben Quackenbush MD, CCFP, MPH—preceptor, obstetrics physician

Emily Demer MDvirtual physician

Radhika Dixit MDvirtual physician 

Peter Bond PA

Renee Roy PA

Katelyn Miller PA

Anne Gervais NP

Danae Page NP

Natasha Peltier NP

Tish Millette RN

Terri Mousseau RN

Lee Turley RN

Sue St Amour RPN

Katelyn Taylor RPN

Dianne Musgrove RPN

Allison Hall RSW

Diane Meehan—Pharmacist

Laurel LeConte, Nola Thompson & Christy Deschamps —MHC Dietitian Services

Jennifer LeClair—Lifestyle Balance Coach

Micky McQuarrie—Diabetic Nurse

Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 

NPs, RNs and SWs provided extended hours care to 5:30 pm 

No Walk in Clinics - Same day Next Day Booked Appointments

Emergency Services available 24/7 in the Manitoulin Health Centre

Location & Contact Information:

Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team (NEMFHT)

15 Meredith Street East

Little Current, ON

P0P 1K0

Phone:  705-368-2450

Fax: 705-368-2480 and 705-368-1259

Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC)

Little Current Hospital Site

11 Meredith Street East

Little Current, ON

P0P 1K0

Phone:  705-368-2300

Fax: 705-368-2796

Clinic Administrators:

Sally Greenwood—Business Manager Little Current Medical Associates (LCMA)

Judy Miller—Executive Director NEMFHT

Little Current Student Contacts:

Anne McDonald MD, FCFP—Site Liaison Clinician (SLC) and

Local Education Coordinator (LEC)

Sarah WarburtonSite Administrative Coordinator (SAC)

Accommodation :

Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC) owns a duplex on Meredith Street (beside the LC site of the hospital).  The front half of this duplex has been renovated to create three separate, locked sleeping rooms with a common living area, shared laundry facilities and available parking.  NOSM learners (but not CCC students) use this facility. Accommodation bookings are completed by NOSM once a booking has been confirmed.  Access to the residence is via door code (Main Entrance ) and a key (Bedroom).  Students must sign in/sign out at the Admitting Office at the main entrance between 7 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday. Alternate arrangements for check-in can be made, but are not encouraged.

Little Current Recreation


NEMI Recreation Centre - skating, hockey, curling 

Manitoulin Pickleball & Tennis Courts


Manitoulin Community Fitness Centre - workout space with

free weights, universal machine, aerobic equipment such as

elliptical machines, bikes, rowers, 24/7 access with key card

On the Rock Fitness Centre - HIIT classes, Cardio, Movement

and Mobility; classes for all ages and fitness levels plus open

gym memberships to use the workout space and weights; 

one-on-one personal training


Yoga Collective LC

Little Current Curling Club

Manitoulin School of Martial Arts classes 


Public beaches - Low Island Beach, Green Bay Beach, Bass Lake Beach 

Low Island Municipal Park - public beach, swimming, walking trails, sailing lessons

Strawberry Island Provincial Park

Walking/Hiking/Snowshoeing Trails - Little Current waterfront boardwalk, McLeans’s Mountain Trail, Orr’s Mountain Hiking Trail, 10 Mile Point Trail, Lewis Twin Peaks Trails, Dan Bingaman Trail, Cup and Saucer

Boating - Spider Bay Marina, Boyle Marine, HarborVue MarinaSheguiandah Bay Marina, Pike Lake Marina, Bass Lake Marina

Cross country skiing - Freer Point and Gibraltar trails

Snowmachine trails Island-wide

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