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2016-11-17

New Physician Sets up Practice in Saugeen Shores

A new family physician, Dr. Graeme Bock, will soon be moving to the area thanks to the combined recruitment efforts of Grey Bruce Health Services, the Town of Saugeen Shores, and Bruce Power.

"Dr. Bock is a wonderful addition to the growing medical team in Saugeen Shores. We know that this area has a lot to offer, and we are very pleased to welcome Dr. Bock and his wife Melissa to our community," said Town of Saugeen Shores Mayor Mike Smith.

Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Dr. Bock is a newly graduated physician who has decided to start his career by practicing in Saugeen Shores. Dr. Bock will be working part time within Dr. Michael Marriott's practice in Port Elgin, and part time in the Southampton Emergency Room.

"The time and energy invested locally in medical residency programs has paid off. Dr. Bock spent two months of his residency training in Saugeen Shores, and now that he has graduated, he is returning to the area full time. And as of next year, we will have a new, well equipped, spacious ER to accommodate Dr. Bock, his colleagues and patients," said Lance Thurston, GBHS President and CEO.

Dr. Bock completed his undergraduate education at the University of Victoria, went to medical school at the University of British Columbia, and completed his residency training in family medicine at McMaster University's Niagara Regional Campus.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Bock and his wife enjoy snowboarding, boating, and spending time with their golden retriever. They will move to the area in January 2017.

Media Contact:
Nicole Schmidt, Communications Coordinator, Grey Bruce Health Services, 519-376-2121, Ext. 2805, nischmidt@gbhs.on.ca


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