Dr. Mercy Akinsipe
The Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton, in partnership with the Bluewater Primary Care Centre is extremely proud to announce the recruitment of Dr. Mercy Akinsipe to Sarnia. She will be practicing in the newly renovated building at 481 London Rd. Sarnia. Dr. Akinsipe will be acquiring many patients from Dr. Cynthia Arnold, due to her retirement. Dr. Akinsipe attended McMaster University where she received a BSc in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences, in addition to completing a postgraduate research program in Pediatric Oncology. She received her medical degree at the Ross University School of Medicine in Dominica and continued her training by completing a Family Medicine Residency at the North Florida Regional Medical Center where she was awarded Junior Faculty and Chief Resident. Carly Cox; Recruitment Coordinator, for the Taskforce says, “We are so pleased to welcome Dr. Akinsipe to Sarnia! Not only is she an award-winning physician, but also a great person, who is looking forward to growing her roots in Sarnia!” Dr. Akinsipe decided Sarnia was where she and her family would call home, based on the lifestyle Sarnia could offer. “Sarnia is a beautiful family community and great for young families with kids. The people here are extremely friendly, it also has beautiful recreational areas with fun activities for the family. In addition, Sarnia is in need of family physicians so I am looking forward to being of help to the community. My husband is in the oil and gas industry and has been frequenting Sarnia for the last 2 years from Toronto. Lastly, there does not seem to be traffic in Sarnia which is awesome as everything is accessible. All these reasons put together made my family and I choose Sarnia.” Akinsipe and her family have already settled into Sarnia to enroll her daughter into the new school year and she will begin practicing full-time on October 1, 2018. Dr. Akinsipe credits the Taskforce for her securing her new positions and the smooth transition to Sarnia. “The Taskforce especially Carly Cox, played a huge role in getting my new job. They were very supportive in the relocation of my family from Toronto to Sarnia. They also helped us settle into the town by providing realtor services, other amenities and Carly was a great point of contact for any questions or concerns I had.” Dr. Akinsipe will not be accepting patients at this time, as she will be getting familiar with her current list of acquired patients from Dr. Arnold. She will however, be accepting new patients in the coming months. “The fact that we were able to replace Dr. Arnold with another female physician, I can imagine is very much appreciated by her patients!” says Cox. The recruitment of Dr. Akinsipe marks the 30th family physician recruited to Sarnia Lambton by the Physician Recruitment Taskforce of Sarnia Lambton.