Our Family Physicians
Dr. David Burt received his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry from McGill University and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of British Columbia. He has practiced family medicine since 1981 in both Canada and in the United States in both rural and urban settings. Dr. Burt was also involved in the care of our veterans, working for the Department of Veteran Affairs for over 20 years.
Dr. Judy Chow received her medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1980. She has been in active general practice since 1981 after an internship at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Dr. Chow has been active in women's health in all aspects from working at Planned Parenthood, obstetrical care (delivering many beautiful babies in the first years of her practice) and being involved in medical education in the community. She has worked at the Weight Management Clinic at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and is excited to add her expertise to the Rideau Family Health Team's education programs for patients. Dr. Chow is involved in continuing medical education in various roles as facilitator, presenter, and organizer. She has been chair of the Annual Refresher for family physicians at the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine for the past few years. She has made presentations to physicians, pharmacists, nurses, as well as the community, on many topics.
Dr. Kathleen Kelly graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1981 and completed an internship at Scarborough General Hospital. She worked in a group family medicine practice in Belleville, Ontario for 11 years before moving back to Ottawa in 1993. She continues to do both general practice and obstetrics and has delivered approximately 2,500 babies. Dr. Kelly is actively involved in teaching obstetrics to family medicine residents. In fact, if you attend the obstetrical clinic at the Lancaster Medical clinic site on Wednesday afternoons, you may meet some of them. Dr. Kelly and Dr. Gail Webber have worked together since 1995. They opened the Lancaster Medical Clinic in 2003 and partnered with the Riverside Court Medical Clinic the same year.
Dr. Fawzi Mankal joined the Rideau FHT in November 2008. Dr. Mankal completed a bachelors degree in Biology and a Masters Degree in Neuroscience at the University of Ottawa. He then went on to complete his medical training and family medicine residency at the University of Ottawa Medical School in 2002. Dr. Mankal then spent 4 years in rural practice. His main interests are preventative care, family medicine and geriatrics.
Dr. Bella Mehta graduated from the University of Ottawa Medical School in 1993 and was the recipient of the Professional Association of Interns and Residents on Ontario (PAIRO) Citizenship Award. She completed her Family Medicine training in 1995. In 1996 she was awarded a Fellowship in Care of the Elderly as well as a PAIRO Research Fellowship. Since starting practice she has held various positions including attending physician in a Chronic Care Facility, medical consultant at the Royal Ottawa Hospital, Academic Family Medicine and Newborn Care at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, and Medical Director of the Alternate Level of Care Unit at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
Dr. Lisa Moore graduated from McMaster Medical School, Hamilton, Ontario in 1989 and completed her residency training in Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa. She spent the first 11 years of her career at the University of Ottawa as an academic family physician involved in teaching, research, administration and clinical practice. She was active with obstetrics and with caring for hospitalized patients during this time. Dr. Moore has a particular interest in the delivery of primary health care, continuing medical education and training residents in family medicine. She was the Director of the University of Ottawa's Mini-Medical School, an exciting education series for the public. She is one of the founding physicians of Riverside Court Medical Clinic, which opened at the end of 2002 and was instrumental in moving the clinic, together with the Lancaster Medical Clinic, to form the Rideau Family Health Team.
Dr. Oliver Y.C. Nguan was born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia and attended Dalhousie University for Medicine and Saint Mary's University for his MBA. He completed his residency training at the University of Ottawa and is now a member of the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine, Maternal-Newborn Division. Dr. Nguan performs obstetrics and neonatal care as an active staff physician at the Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus.
Dr. Nicole Shadbolt completed her medical school and residency training at McMaster University. She moved to Ottawa at the end of her residency and spent her first years here working at various rural and urban clinics as a locum, filling in for family physicians on a temporary basis. She came to RCMC as a locum and later started her practice here. She has a particular interest in preventative care.
Dr. Jessica Strike was raised in North Gower, and attended the University of Ottawa for her BSc. in Biology, M.D. degree, and residency training in Family Medicine. Dr. Strike was a locum physician for 3 years prior to starting her family medicine practice at the Lancaster Medical Clinic in 2011. Dr. Strike also delivers babies at the Ottawa Hospital, General Campus. She is an associate professor of the University of Ottawa's Department of Family Medicine, Maternal-Newborn Division. Special interests include obstetrical and newborn care, women's health, and teaching of medical students and family medicine residents.
Dr. Gail Webber has been in family practice since 1995 and completed her medical school training at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. She has an interest in women's health and does obstetrical deliveries. She holds a Master's in Women's Studies from the University of York, England and her PhD in Population Health at the University of Ottawa.