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MEET our team

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Dr. Taylor Ferrier

Medical Director and practicing physician

Dr. Taylor Ferrier is a family physician and the Medical Director at Tay River Health Centre. Ferrier studied medicine at the University of Ottawa, graduating in 2015 and completing his residency at Toronto Western and Mount Sinai Hospitals.

Dr. Ferrier first visited Perth while camping during his undergraduate studies, and he immediately fell in love with the town and the region's natural beauty. With Perth’s close proximity to the city and a supportive, knowledgeable medical community, Ferrier and his wife chose to settle in the area. Ferrier enjoys the full-scope of practice and the continuity of care that practicing in Perth permits.  

When he’s not working at Tay River Health Centre, Dr. Ferrier works at the Emergency Department, in Long Term Care and sees patients in hospital and the ICU.

As Medical Director of Tay River Health Centre, Dr. Ferrier aims to:

  • Mitigate the barriers to healthcare  

  • ​Increase physician capacity in our community

  • Bring new services to our area

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Our Primary Care Providers

 
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Dr. Marcus Lai

Dr. Marcus Lai is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. Dr. Lai studied medicine at McMaster University and completed his residency at the University of Toronto. After working in Perth for the past three years, Dr. Lai has developed a deep appreciation for our community and the medical opportunities this region provides. In contrast to the anonymity of larger cities, Dr. Lai appreciates having his patients and colleagues as neighbours, which creates a strong sense of community that he has felt nowhere elsewhere. 

In addition to Tay River Health Centre, Dr. Lai also works at the The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital as an emergency doctor and hospitalist as well as supports patients in long term care.

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Dr. Tony Li

Dr. Tony Li is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. He studied medicine at the University of Ottawa and completed his residency at McMaster University. After spending a few months in Perth during his residency, Dr. Li immediately fell in love with the community and the passionate healthcare team we have here in Perth. He is excited to join the team at Tay River Health Centre.

 

In addition to seeing patients in clinic, Dr. Li works at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital and in long-term care, providing palliative care and home visits to elderly in the community. 

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Dr. Andrew Oh

Dr. Andrew Oh is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. Originally from Korea, Dr. Oh studied medicine and completed his residency at McMaster University in 2018. Upon first visiting the region while on rural rotation, Dr. Oh found Perth offered a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of the city. He is pleased to join the medical team here in Perth and looks forward to putting down roots in our beautiful town. 

When he isn’t working at Tay River Health Centre, Dr. Oh works at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital as an emergency room physician as well as in palliative care and MAid.

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Dr. Rocky Purewal

Dr. Rocky Purewal is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. Dr. Purewal obtained his medical degree through Queens University and completed his residency at the University of Ottawa.

 

With family in the Ottawa Valley, Dr. Purewal is fond of the region and has always appreciated the relaxed culture and close proximity to nature. Dr. Purewal had the pleasure of visiting Perth as a resident and learning from local doctors and nurses. This experience gave him an appreciation for working in a small community and for the friendly and approachable disposition of our local medical team. To Dr. Purewal, having the ability to provide continuous care to patients in the community is what family medicine is all about. 

When Dr. Purewal isn’t busy with patients at the Tay River Health Centre, he works in the emergency department at The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, as well as Lanark Lifestyles Retirement Home. 

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Dr. Richard Seaby

Dr. Richard Seaby, or ‘Pete’ as he is known by, is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. He completed both his undergraduate and Masters studies at the University of Guelph before travelling to study medicine at the University of Queensland in Australia. After returning to Canada, Dr. Seaby completed his residency at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. 

Having been born and raised in Kanata, Dr. Seaby has always appreciated the town of Perth for its proximity to family and a wide variety of medical opportunities. Dr. Seaby works as an emergency department physician and hospitalist at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital, as well as at Perth Community Care Nursing Home.

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Dr. Jade Sillick

Dr. Jade Sillick is a family physician at Tay River Health Centre. Dr. Sillick graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2013, completing the McMaster Rural Program in Grimsby, Ontario in 2015.  After practicing rurally in Niagara for 6 years, Dr. Sillick relocated to Perth in order to be closer to family and to enjoy the best of country living. 

Dr. Sillick focuses on inpatient, newborn, ER care as well as palliative care, and enjoys the continuity of care she is able to provide to her patients and their families here in Perth.

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Kim Macpherson, Nurse Practitioner

Kim Macpherson is a nurse practitioner at Tay River Health Centre. Macpherson obtained her BScN degree from Laurentian University in 2011 and her MSN degree with primary health care Nurse Practitioner certification from Athabasca University in 2022. 

 

Born and raised just outside of Smiths Falls, Macpherson has been in nursing for over 10 years and chose to practice in Perth due to the strong professional relationships she has developed with colleagues in primary care through years of working at the Perth and Smith Falls District Hospital. In addition to seeing patients in clinic, Kim provides care to residents in long term care, and holds several certifications in hospice and palliative care.

Support Staff

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Alex Jordan

Registered Practical Nurse

Born and raised in Lanark County, Alex and her young family live in Perth. Throughout her rewarding career as a registered practical nurse, she has enjoyed giving back to her community. Alex is excited to start this new chapter as the lead nurse at the Tay River Health Centre.

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Alicia Giff

Registered Practical Nurse

Caring for others has always Alicia's passion. Prior to finishing her RPN program, Alicia completed a degree in community health at Brock University. Originally from Brockville, she is raising her young family in Lombardy, just outside of Perth. She cannot wait to be one of the faces you meet when visiting the Tay River Health Centre. 

 
 
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Krista Craig

Administration/
Receptionist

Born and raised in Lombardy, Krista lives in Merrickville and  has worked in health care for over 23 years. She is a PSW, child and youth worker and is also trained in office administration. 

Krista enjoys the fast pace  with our strong team here at Tay River Health Centre, and thrives on helping patients along their healthcare journey. 

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Jocelyn Murphy

Administration/
Receptionist

Born and raised in Smiths Falls, Jocelyn has worked in health care since 2005, starting as a PSW in long term care and homecare and moving to reception and administration. A life-long learner, Jocelyn holds several diplomas and certificates in the healthcare field and is passionate about patient-centered care. 

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Kathryn Ransom-Hodges

Clinic manager 

Kathryn Ransom-Hodges, a native Montrealer who is fluently bilingual, holds a bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from Concordia University. She worked as an Account Manager in the advertising industry for many years both in Toronto and Montreal before relocating to Perth with her physician husband and young family in 2014.

 

Kathryn served as the Chair of a local not-for-profit school for over three years before taking on the role of Manager of the Medical Clinic and Tay River Health Centre facility as a whole. She is passionate about relationship-building, client service, and critical thinking. As an effective organizer, communicator and liaison, tenants and clients of Tay River Health Centre will be very well supported.