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Permanent position for Family Physicians

Gain valuable medical experience in Geraldton while enjoying the benefits of a small rural Northern Ontario community.

Gain Experience

Gain valuable medical experience in Geraldton while enjoying the benefits of a small rural Northern Ontario community.

The Geraldton Medical Group is currently recruiting family physicians to join their medical team.  Physicians receive a guaranteed income through an Alternate Payment Plan and time off to enjoy a quality lifestyle.  The practice is located in the Northern Horizon Health Centre immediately adjacent to the Geraldton District Hospital. The Group is funded for 7 family physicians under a Northern & Rural Physicians Group Agreement (RNPGA). Flexible work arrangements for both full and part time physicians are available.

Physicians provide primary health care at the clinics in Geraldton and Nakina as well as ER coverage at the Geraldton District Hospital.  Minor surgical services are optional.  Full specialists back-up is available in Thunder Bay.  The physicians are affiliated with the Greenstone Family Health Team and have access to Nurse Practitioners and other health care professionals.

Physicians can provide educational and practicum opportunities for medical students and residents from various universities and residency programs.

The Rural and Northern Physicians Group Agreement (RNPGA) provides an annual income range of $386,000 to $401,000 with 8 weeks paid vacation/CME.

Geraldton is designated as an underserviced area by the MOHLTC and Family Physicians are eligible for the Northern and Rural Recruitment and Retention Incentive of $113,400 over 4 years.  The Hospital offers other incentives such as education funds, free clinic space and supplies as well as relocation cost reimbursement.

Untouched wilderness and a small friendly community add to the attraction.  Located on picturesque Kenogamisis Lake, you can enjoy hot summers with 10 pm sunset, great fishing, canoeing, and a beautiful 18-hole golf course.  You can also enjoy many winter activities such as curling, ice fishing, snowmobile and cross country skiing.  Geraldton is an ideal place to start your career.

Locum Opportunities

Locum physicians provide services at the clinics in Geraldton and Nakina as well as emergency coverage at the Geraldton District Hospital. Minor surgical services are optional. Locums for clinic only may also be available.

As a locum you can expect to be booked for 12-15 patients per day on clinic days, some openings are left for walk ins/fit ins. Physicians are responsible for their own inpatients or patients admitted without a family physician. As for ER on call, the schedule varies depending on the number of physicians available; you can expect to be on call 1/3 to 1/5. The ER on call is 24hrs and the average daily number of visits is 23. You are not booked at the clinic when on call. Evening and night call is taken from home.

Private accommodation with internet access is available. Travel & accommodation are reimbursed through the underserviced area program at the MOHLTC. Locums are paid $500/travel day if they are coming from more than 4 hours away.

Locums covering for a permanent physician are processed through HFO under the Rural Family Medicine Locum Program and locum covering vacant positions are processed through the Ministry. Emergency coverage remuneration is the same for both locum programs.



Pay off your student loans quickly while practicing rural medicine in Geraldton.

Annual Income $233,083
Rurality Modifier $10,000
Minor Surgical Stipend $5,692
Shadow Billing $5,000
Bonuses* up to $22,000
Nakina Clinic ~$2,000
WSIB/3rd Party Billings ~$6,000
ER on call** $85,000-100,000
Inpatient On Call (HOCC) $14,000-17,000
Total $383,275-401,275

* Depends on billings and rostered patients

** Based on 7 MDs sharing call

Locum Physicians:

Daily Stipend

HFO Locums $/day
Clinic days (M-F) $800.00
Rurality (M-F) $100.00
ER sessional fee
Weekdays + $ 1560.00
Weekends/Stats $ 2400.00



Dr. Roy Laine 

Dr. Laine established his medical practice in Geraldton in 1979.

Dr. Laine obtained his Medical Degree from Queen's University in Kingston, interned at the University Hospital in Edmonton and subsequently did a post graduate training in general surgery in Kingston.

Dr. Ryan Zufelt

Dr. Zufelt joined the Group as a full-time physician in August 2013.

He completed his Medical Degree at the University of Toronto and his Family Medicine Residency at the Royal Victoria Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

Dr. Tatiana Dimova

Dr. Dimova joined the Group as a full-time physician in May 2016.

She completed her Medical Degree at the University of Sherbrooke and her Family Medicine Residency at McGill University in Montréal.





Chief of Clinical Services
Phone 807.854.4206
Fax 807.854.1568


Phone 807.854.1862 Ext 179