Community Pediatrics

A female youth in a physician’s office

The Division of Community Pediatrics consists of a diverse group of 80 pediatricians who practice in small group or solo practices in Ottawa, Western Quebec and South Eastern Ontario. Each practice is unique. Patients seen by community pediatricians may include consultation only, initial consultation with ongoing follow-up, primary care for complex and fragile children and primary care for healthy babies, children and adolescents. 

Community pediatricians provide newborn care to Ottawa regional hospitals. Some do sleep in clinical assistant call at both the Civic and General sites of The Ottawa Hospital. Others are on call for deliveries and newborn care at the Ottawa Hospital sites and other community hospitals such as the Montfort and Queensway Carleton. 

Community pediatricians also work at various clinics within CHEO such as the chest, cystic fibrosis and allergy clinics. The emergency department and subspecialty clinics direct consultations to the community physicians when appropriate. 

Members of this service have provided supervised practice opportunities to internationally trained pediatricians.

Members have also reached leadership positions at the Ontario Medical Association, Canadian Pediatric Society, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

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