January 3, 2018
New pediatrician welcomed to clinic at RVH
The Renfrew Victoria Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Mary Ann Beimers, Pediatrician, to its team of visiting specialists at the RVH outpatient clinics.
“On behalf of everyone at RVH, I am happy to welcome Dr. Beimers back to Renfrew,” comments RVH President and CEO, Randy Penney. “Mary Ann has a wealth of knowledge and experience and our pediatric patients will benefit from this. In partnership with our existing agreement with CHEO (the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario), the addition of Dr. Beimers will be a major enhancement for families across Renfrew County.”
Dr. Beimers first earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia, then went on to complete her Medical Degree at McMaster University.
Her deep understanding of younger patients with complex care needs was gained at the B.C. Children’s Hospital, St. Paul’s Hospital in the NICU, and her own private practice in Vancouver. She also taught as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia’s Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Beimers also served as Director of the B.C. Pediatric Society and was the president for three years.
The move to Renfrew is a homecoming for Dr. Beimers. She originally hails from the area and proudly brings more than four decades of health care expertise to RVH, including helping children with specialized eating disorders and behaviour disorders.
“I am very excited to come back and work in the hospital where I was born. I feel that I have come full circle,” she said, adding that she is honoured to team up with the local health care community. “The medical staff and everyone in the hospital have been very welcoming and I am looking forward to working with everyone.”
Appointments with Dr. Beimers can be made with a referral from a physician. She will have a consultative practice and will not be able to do primary care due to the volume of patients she will be seeing.
Dr. Beimers will run a community outreach clinic for Autism in Partnership with the Children’s Autism Treatment Center and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Referrals are also needed for this clinic from a family doctor.
RVH boasts a long tradition of investing in ambulatory care, bringing much-needed services closer to home for the patients and families in Renfrew County.
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