Elliot Lake Family Health Team Executive Director Nancy Ewen says Dr. Emery Nelson will be practicing family medicine in Elliot Lake.
Dr. Nelson is currently seeing patients at the Elliot Lake Family Health Team and will start seeing new patients in September.
Dr. Nelson grew up in the city and is a graduate of the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Ewen says she also completed her training in Sudbury and Elliot Lake at different placements medical school and her residency.
According to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care data, it is estimated there are some 1,300 orphaned patients in Elliot Lake and her arrival will help alleviate the physician shortage.
Photo: Dr. Emery Nelson has completed her residency at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North and will be practicing family medicine in Elliot Lake. She grew up in the city and has returned home to provide her services to the Elliot Lake Family Health Team. Photo by Health Sciences North Foundation.