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Waterdown walk-in clinic welcomes new patients

The Dundas Medical Centre – Waterdown’s first walk-in clinic – is open for business.

The Dundas Street East centre, located across the street from the Waterdown Shopping Plaza, welcomes patients to its brand new facility, which boasts 11 patient rooms, a bright waiting area, parking for more than 30 vehicles and lots of room to grow.

Dr. Dhanesh Juta, a South African native, is the attending physician at the facility. He tended to the medical needs of families for the past 14 years in Windsor, Ontario before making the move to the area last month to be closer to family.

“I’m pumped up,” said the Canadian College of Family Physician board certified doctor of this new venture. “We are excited to be starting a new walk-in clinic – a service that seems to be lacking in Waterdown.”

While Dundas Medical Centre provides walk-in clinic services to patients, Dr. Juta is also looking to build his own local family practice.

Residents looking for a family doctor can drop in or schedule an appointment to meet with the physician.

Dr. Juta’s wife, Dr. Bhavna Thakersee, will also be joining the centre. With a focus on female health, Dr. Thakersee will be on hand to care for patients who feel more comfortable with a female physician. The pair, said Dr. Juta, shares a passion for primary medicine and preventative care.

Looking to provide a full-service medical centre, plans are in the works to set up a medical laboratory as well as an x-ray facility on site. Aid Plus Pharmacy, operated by pharmacist Ray Wassef, will continue to provide services inside the centre, offering patients the convenience of a one-stop shop.

“Our vision is to make it a multi-discipline medical centre,” said Dr. Juta.

Dundas Medical Centre will also provide medical care for minor emergencies, such as lacerations and abscesses. “Our focus is comprehensive,” added the family doctor.

The facility, located at 252 Dundas St. East, is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 12 (noon).

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 905-689-8833.

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