Our Team

Our Team provides a wide range of community-based primary health care services with
an approach that integrates disease prevention and health promotion
into the traditional process
of diagnosing
and managing patients with acute and chronic diseases.


Primary Care Services include: 

  • Diagnosis, management, and support for patients with both acute and chronic physical and mental health problems.
  • Health promotion and disease prevention are integrated into daily health care services.
  • We are committed to integration with other community service providers to optimize the well-being of our patients and community.
  • We link to specialty-based services in Kingston and Perth.
  • We host Outreach Programs at the Sharbot Lake Family Health Team including Primary Care Asthma Program (PCAP), COPD, C-Pap, South East Ontario Vision Loss Rehabilitation Services, and Geriatric Psychiatry Outreach.
  • We are an Academic Family Health Team and often have Residents and medical students from Queen’s Faculty of Medicine, and other universities participating in the delivery of health care.


Lead Physician: Dr. Peter Bell, M.D., CCFP
Physician:  Dr. Danny Cunic, M.D.
Psychiatrist: Dr. Archana Patel, M.D., FRCPC, Psych
Nurse Practitioner: Gabrielle Deschenes, MScN
Registered Nurse: Alicia Thompson, RN, BScN
Diabetes Educator: Cassandra Forshner, RN, BScN
Certified Diabetes Educator: Saman Shaikh, RD, M.Sc., CDE
Occupational Therapist: Riley Saikaly, OT
Mental Health Counsellor: Gary Glover, MSW, RSW
Registered Respiratory Therapist
Health Promoter/Yoga Therapist: Jill Dunkley, (C-IAYT)
Executive Director:  Deborah Krause
Elizabeth Bigelow  – Administrative Assistant
Laura Baldwin         -Program Manager
Lindsay Beattie       -Referral/Billing Coordinator
Valerie Young         – Medical Receptionist & Medication Renewal Assistant
Karen Tryon            – Medication Renewal Assistant
Olivia Richmond    -Medical Receptionist



Certified Foot Care Specialist, S.E.LHIN High-Risk Foot Care Program

S.E.LHIN Home and Community Care Coordinator

Ontario Telemedicine Nurse:  Rita Fairweather, RN  with Ontario Telemedicine Network

Certified Respiratory Educator,  Primary Care  Asthma Program (PCAP)

Sharbot Lake Chiropractic & Wellness:  Dr. Gian KaillonChiropractor   http://www.sharbotlakechiropractic.ca

Kingston Imaging Services

Euclid Telemedicine/Galen Eye Centre:   https://euclidtelehealth.org

Sounds For Life:  Catherine Forshner & Alycia Forshner https://soundsforlife.ca/