Dr. Kim Curtin, MD, CCFP, FCFP
Dr. Curtin completed her BSc (Physiotherapy) at Queen's University (1992), her medical degree at McMaster University (1995) and her family medicine residency training at the University of Calgary (1997). She has practiced in Peterborough at PRHC and in the community since 2003 and opened her part time practice at The Medical Centre along with receptionist Donna in January 2008. In addition to her part-time family practice, Dr. Curtin has been the Site Director for the Queen's Peterborough-Kawartha Family Medicine residency program that has graduated dozens of new family physicians since 2010. Starting in 2021, Dr. Curtin has also acted as the Medical Advisor to the Peterborough Family Health Team. Dr. Curtin and her husband have 3 busy and active children who enjoy canoeing, camping and skiing in the Kawarthas.
Donna is our office receptionist. She is responsible for scheduling patient appointments and keeps the office running smoothly. Kelly is our part-time practice nurse.
Urgent visits can be arranged by telephone, usually the same day or within a few days. All requests for appointments will be prioritized by the receptionist, and patients will be asked to provide specific information about their concern(s) so that we can allot an appropriate amount of time. Please arrive on time. We will do everything we can to ensure that the office runs efficiently and on time. We reserve the right to rebook patients who are late for appointments, or whose concerns cannot be appropriately assessed in the time available.
AFTER-HOURS CLINIC / DAY CALL
- If you require urgent care outside of office hours, the After-Hours Clinic at The Medical Centre is available at 705-743-6222:
- There is also a Doctor on call available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. When Dr. Curtin is not available, an appointment can be arranged with the Day Clinic doctor. Please call 705-743-6280.
- You may also contact the Tele-Health Advisory Services, available 24/7, at 1-866-553-7205. The emergency room at the Peterborough Regional Health Center is available 24/7 for more urgent matters.
Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm ‐ 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am ‐ 2:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am ‐ 2:00pm
By ‘rostering’ (signing up) with our team, you have access to the After Hours Clinic and the doctor on call as described above. You also have access to allied health services including mental health counseling as well as dietician and pharmacist consultations.
Certain services are not paid for by OHIP and will be charged to you directly. Such services include completing forms, and sick notes, and procedures not deemed ‘medically necessary’ such as cosmetic procedures. Should you request one of these services, you will be advised of the charge and must agree to it prior to the service being completed. Payment is required at the time the service is completed. Cash and cheques are accepted. The fees assigned are as per the recommendations of the provincial medical association. That said, we realize and will always take into consideration that some patients may not be able to pay for these services. Please do not hesitate to inform us if these charges pose a financial hardship to you so that alternative arrangements can be made.
APPOINTMENT CANCELLATIONS/MISSED APPOINTMENTS
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment to cancel. Any notice you can provide is appreciated and we recognize that unexpected circumstances can arise. If appropriate notice is not given, you will be charged for each missed appointment. Our office will not be calling to remind you of your appointment; it is therefore your responsibility to remember.
Prescriptions will not be routinely renewed over the phone unless previously agreed. It is the patient’s responsibility, as an active partner in their health care, to monitor their prescriptions and make appointments/requests at least 2 weeks prior to prescriptions expiring. We will do our best to review medication lists at each visit and therefore maintain an up-to-date list of prescriptions on a regular basis.
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