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Address : 50 William St
Telephone : 519-595-8121
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Medical Centre
The concept of a community Medical Centre in Milverton came was driven by several needs: to maintain access to local Primary Care in an area at least 30 minutes drive from other providers, to place the existing physicians in a spacious, modern environment, and to provide a showcase Medical Centre to attract doctors to establish practices in the area.  



Knollcrest Lodge, Milverton's non-profit Long Term Care Home, donated about 2,000 square feet in the Home's lower level, and plans were drawn up to make the conversion to the Milverton & District Medical Centre.  Construction began in early summer of 2001, and the facility's first patients were seen by mid-September.  Milverton's two doctors now practice from a modern, completely accessible office, a complete contrast to their old building.
Ownership of the Medical Facilities has been transferred to the community through public fundraising of the $280,000 renovation cost, and Knollcrest Lodge manages the facility.
In addition, when Knollcrest Lodge started the redevelopment of its 78 Long-Term Care beds in 2006, the project included over 4,000 square feet of leasable space, which is intended for additional healthcare services and community support programs.



 Current demand on our two physicians is very high.  These are the only Family practices located in Perth East, with a database of about 4,400 patients.  Perth East (population: 12,000+) was designated as an Underserviced Area in 2002.  Both Drs. Spiers and Hodes are members of the Stratford Family Health Team, which was approved in 2006 and now comprises 16 physicians, plus Nurse Practitioner, Dietitian and Mental Health inputs. 
Current Physicians:

•  Dr. John Spiers has been in medical practice
in Milverton since February, 1975
•  Dr. Peter Hodes has been in medical practice in Milverton since May, 1984
•  Both physicians have privileges at Stratford General Hospital
•  A full range of specialist supports are accessible to these family practitioners
•  Perth County EMS Ambulance Base in Milverton with 24/7 Paramedic coverage
•  The Perth District health unit has approval for a nurse practitioner to assist with early intervention strategies in the rural population; this provides a unique opportunity to work closely with this population


•Two hospitals (Stratford General and Listowel Memorial) in the region provide emergency and other service




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