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LivingHealthAGH welcomes new obstetrician and gynecologist

AGH welcomes new obstetrician and gynecologist

Ontario is home to Dr. Anca Matei and she says she is happy to be back. In August, Dr. Matei joined the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Almonte General Hospital (AGH).  “I’m excited to support the wonderful obstetrical program already in place, and work with colleagues and patients to advance reproductive health care in our community,” she says. “I will also have the opportunity to initiate a program in Gynecologic Laparoscopic Surgery at AGH.”

Dr. Matei completed her medical degree at the University of Toronto in 2012, and her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at Dalhousie University in 2017. “After residency I remained in Nova Scotia where I had a busy and diverse practice in Kentville, Nova Scotia,” she explains.  “When deciding to come home to Ontario, we visited Almonte on a sunny, crisp fall day and got a good feeling. It is picturesque and has a small town feel like Kentville.”

At AGH, Dr. Matei’s scope of practice will span general obstetrics and gynecology, with a special interest in maternal health, benign surgical gynecology, family planning, and cervical cancer prevention.

Dr. Matei has an interest in health equity, maternal health, and minimally invasive surgery. Since she arrived back in Ontario, Dr. Matei has also explored Indigenous Health through short-term coverage in Northern Ontario. She has strong interest and years of experience working in under-resourced settings, including practicing at a busy academic hospital in Western Kenya this past spring. This work complemented previous experiences in Ghana and with the World Health Organization.  She is pursuing a Master’s degree in Global Health Policy at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Matei sums up her feelings: “Thank you for welcoming me. I look forward to making Mississippi Mills my new home, working with new colleagues, putting down roots, and contributing to the health of our community.”

Patients need to be referred to Dr. Matei by a family doctor, nurse practitioner, or another specialist. For more information, call 613-256-8598.

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