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Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team

The Northeastern Manitoulin Family Health Team (NEMFHT) is a primary health provider organization, located in the pretty town of Little Current on Manitoulin Island. The providers of care include a team of 7 full-time physicians from the Little Current Medical Associates, as well as the complimenting services of two physician assistants, two nurse practitioners, two nurses, two practical nurses, a pharmacist, social worker, lifestyle balance coach, and dietitian, 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. 

Northeastern Manitoulin FHT
Northeastern Manitoulin FHT

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Little Current Hospital Site (MHC)
Little Current Hospital Site (MHC)

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Whitefish River First Nation HC
Whitefish River First Nation HC

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Northeastern Manitoulin FHT
Northeastern Manitoulin FHT

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Our Health Care Team includes:

Ken Barss MD, FCFP—preceptor, obstetrics physician

Stephen Cooper MD, FCFP—preceptor

Roy Jeffery MD, FCFP—preceptor, permanent locum, SLC, LEC

Kate MacKeracher MD, CCFP—preceptor

Anne McDonald MD, CCFP—preceptor, LEG Lead

Simone Meikleham MD, CCFP(EM), FCFP —preceptor, Chief of MHC Professional Staff

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

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

Peter Bond PA

Katelyn Miller PA

Anne Gervais NP

Danae Page NP

Cheryl Knobel RN

Tish Millette RN

Terri Mousseau RN

Sue St Amour RPN

Lynda Willamson RPN

Danielle Wright RPN

Allison Hall BSW

Diane Meehan—Pharmacist

Micky McQuarrie—Diabetic Nurse

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

Jenn LeClair—Lifestyle Balance Coach

Clinic Hours:

Monday – Friday ; 8:30am – 4:00pm ;

NPs, RNs and SWs provided extended hours care from 5:00pm – 7:00pm on Monday to Wednesday between Sept-March

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

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Fax: 705-368-2480 and 705-368-1259

Manitoulin Health Centre (MHC)

Little Current Hospital Site

11 Meredith Street East

Little Current, ON

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Fax: 705-368-2796

Clinic Administrators:

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

Judy Miller—Executive Director NEMFHT

Little Current Student Contacts:

Roy Jeffery MD, FCFP—Site Liaison Clinician (SLC) & 

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 back half of this duplex has been renovated to create three separate, locked sleeping rooms with a common living area.  NOSM learners (but not CCC students) use this facility.  Lori Mastelko at MHC does the booking of the bedrooms for learners and provides confirmation to NOSM, the accounts receivable department and sometimes learners directly.  The nursing floor at MHC signs out the bedroom keys and provides the code for the main door of the house as most learners arrive on weekends or after hours.

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 - variety of classes (Island Yoga and others) available at the

back of The Island Jar (a business on the main street - Water St)

Little Current Curling Club

Manitoulin School of Martial Arts classes 


Volleyball - at the local elementary school (Little Current Public School)


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

Strawberry Island Lighthouse
Strawberry Island Lighthouse

Photo by Sarah Warburton

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Little Current Swing Bridge
Little Current Swing Bridge

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Fall Frost
Fall Frost

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Strawberry Island Lighthouse
Strawberry Island Lighthouse

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