WINCHESTER — A new ‘dynamic duo’ has joined the Winchester District Memorial Hospital team. Dr. Kheira Jolin and Dr. Pierre de Moissa are family physicians providing obstetrical care as part of the family birthing program at WDMH.
The husband-and-wife team also share a medical practice at the Nation River Health Clinic in Winchester.
Dr. de Moissac grew up in Ste. Anne, Manitoba where his father was a rural physician. “That’s what I always wanted to do too,” he says. “I liked Obstetrics, Surgery and Psychiatry and decided I could do all three as a family physician.” Dr. de Moissac participated in the new graduate mentorship program at WDMH and has worked in Emergency and as a Hospitalist, looking after inpatients at the hospital and Dundas Manor.
Dr. Jolin grew up on the south shore of Montreal and moved to Ottawa after high school. Just like Dr. de Moissac, she really enjoyed every specialty she learned in medical school and decided to be a family doctor so she could ‘do it all’. She says Obstetrics has always held a special place in her heart.
They have chosen to move to Winchester and raise their children in North Dundas. The couple say one of the best things about the job is the commute!
“There are so many great things about family medicine,” says Dr. Jolin. “Every time I deliver a baby, I feel so lucky that the family allows me to be there for them in this special, unique, private moment.”
Both doctors offer bilingual services, including obstetrical care. They also accept referrals for prenatal follow-up. Both doctors also work in Emergency and Dr. Jolin offers a half-day clinic in Embrun each week and has a research position at the University of Ottawa.