Physician Opportunities

Our community offers many different opportunities for primary care physicians. Whether you prefer the large, bustling clinics that incorporate a variety of specialist, or the small, quaint clinics located on the outskirts of the city; Peterborough has it all.

The Family Health Team Model

In spring 2005, the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care announced Peterborough’s success to become a Family Health Team (FHT). Compared to other FHTs, we are in the unique position to have majority of primary care physicians practicing in one of our five Family Health Organizations (FHO).

Primary care physicians working within a FHO have access to allied health professionals that add to the traditional family practice. These professionals include mental health clinicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, a physician assistant, registered dietitians, registered nurses, and registered practical nurses.


Primary care physicians wishing to increase their annual compensation will see that the opportunities in Peterborough far surpass the average compensation of primary care physicians in other parts of the province.

More information can be found by visiting Health Force Ontario: Family Practice Model.

Visitation Program

Are you considering opening a practice in our great community? If so, come and test the waters through our Visitation Program.

We will create a personalized itinerary to effectively inform you about Peterborough, what the community has to offer, and why our county if the “preferred community of choice.” During the tour you will have the opportunity to visit a variety of family practices, meet our primary care physicians and other clinic representative who support the practices, and see the welcoming communities that you can call home.

If you are interested in our visitation program, please contact Renee MacKenzie, Physician Recruitment & Social Media Coordinator at

If you are a Medical Specialist wishing to visit the areas, please contact the Medical Affairs Department of the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

If you require further information about the current opportunities, or want to learn more about our medical community, please contact Renee MacKenzie at

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