The City of Belleville Signs Two Sisters to Doctor Recruitment Program

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| Published , updated April 10, 2024

The City of Belleville is pleased to announce the signing of two new physicians into the Belleville Doctor Recruitment Program. Dr. Revati Deshpande and Dr. Aswini Deshpande will participate in the program while they finish their residencies through the Queen’s Family Medicine Residency Program.   

“These two outstanding individuals have been able to get to know the community through their work at local clinics and at Quinte Health and love the lifestyle that our city has to offer,” said Mayor Neil Ellis. “Council is thrilled that we have been able to recruit these two sisters, and we are eager for them to start their practices in 2025 and 2026. Revati and Aswini will provide excellent care to residents of Belleville. Please join us in welcoming them!”

“We are captivated by Belleville for its unique blend of serene waterways and lush greenery,” said Dr. Revati Deshpande and Dr. Aswini Deshpande “Having worked here as medical professionals, and now taking on roles as Physicians, has strengthened our connection to the city. We are super excited to start practicing here come the fall of 2025 and 2026! Additionally, we have found the warm community of Belleville incredibly welcoming and kind.”

Although healthcare and physician recruitment are not a municipal responsibility, the City of Belleville has recognized the shortcomings of the Provincial Health Care system and has implemented one of the most successful recruitment programs in the province, recruiting 47 physicians and five nurse practitioners. The program is funded by the dividends the City receives as a shareholder of Elexicon Energy and to date, over $6 million has been committed to attracting primary healthcare providers.

For residents in need of a family physician or a nurse practitioner, it is important to register with Health Care Connect (HCC). HCC is a resource used by physicians and government agencies to place patients with physicians and can be relied upon by doctors and nurse practitioners when developing or expanding their roster of patients. Registering with HCC is the key to finding primary health care in Ontario. You can register with HCC by calling 1-800-445-1822 (TTY 1-800-387-5559) or by visiting the HCC website.


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