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It's easy to find a Family Doctor

Do you need a family physician? Please go to: Health Care Connect at: for more information and to be added to the waiting list. Patients are being taken from this list as room becomes available with the Owen Sound Family Health Team.

Grey Bruce Health Services / Hospital Description

GBHS is a medical corporation that includes 6 hospitals and 1 medical clinic. The Owen Sound hospital was built in 1985 and is a tier 2 facility where the specialists practice, surrounded by 5 town hospitals and a clinic. The Grey Bruce region provides medical care to approximately 150,000 local residents. Our community takes pride in our hospital and supports the purchase of new capital equipment through the GBRHC Foundation. Most recently, over $10 million was raised in order to fund the purchase of a new MRI system. More information and pictures of our beautiful facility is available at

Doctors Office

Doctor Recruitment

Choosing to practice in Owen Sound means you are looking for an opportunity to make a difference in primary health care. The majority of family physicians in Owen Sound have a multi disciplinary practice. In addition to office practice you may choose to exercise your interests in emergency room coverage (2nd on call), palliative care, nursing home care, obstetrics (optional), or in hospital patient care.

Some favourite past-times of our local physicians include sailing, downhill and cross country skiing, golfing, on and off road biking, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, running, swimming and snowmobiling.

Children have no excuse to be bored in Owen Sound. Along with the above sporting opportunities, Owen Sound youth join skating, hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, internationally recognized dance, National award winning choir, symphony and horseback riding clubs to name a few.

Family Health Team

Family Health TeamThe Owen Sound family physicians have formed a Family Health Team and are located in a brand new facility located on the westside of the Owen Sound harbour. Many of the physician’s offices overlook the waterfront and trail system. Additional space for new physicians to join the team is available.

Family Health Team Website.

Family Health Team Benefits

  • All physicians in one facility
  • 6 weeks of vacation time and 2 weeks continuing education time
  • coverage of your practice by your colleagues
  • other primary care practitioners available within the building
  • state of the art computer systems
  • mentor relationships with one or several existing Owen Sound Family Physicians
  • the best opportunity to balance your work and home life in our community

Specialist Support

The Owen Sound site of Grey Bruce Health Services (GBHS) supports the following specialties:

  • anaesthesia
  • endocrinology
  • full emergency coverage
  • respirology
  • gastroenterology
  • obstetrics/gynaecology
  • oncology
  • paediatrics
  • pathology
  • psychiatry
  • radiology
  • general surgery
  • ophthalmology
  • orthopaedic surgery
  • otolaryngology
  • urology

Contact Us

Michele Mannerow
519-371-9677 or 519-371-6106

Dr. Fred Veenstra
(Lead Physician for the Owen Sound Family Health Team)

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