Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare (MAHC) is pleased to welcome two new physicians to the South Muskoka community.
Dr. Jonathan Rhee is a Urologist who completed his undergraduate and medical school at University of Western Ontario, and his Urology residency at Queen’s University. Before moving his family to Muskoka, Dr. Rhee was a practising Urologist in Cambridge and Richmond Hill. He and his wife have a young daughter and are getting settled in Bracebridge, where Urology is based at South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Dr. Rhee is looking forward to helping the region with urologic issues, including voiding problems, urinary infections, kidney stones, prostate/kidney/bladder cancers, and men’s health. His experience in managing stones and cancers will bring new services to the region, including the potential future use of laser stone treatment and laparoscopic kidney surgery.
Dr. Rhee is a published researcher and received a number of scholarships throughout his surgical studies for academic performance and has co-authored a mobile app focused on preparation for emergent medical situations. He has a love of winter sports, having been a competitive skier and curler at the provincial level. He and his family are excited to discover the region and contribute to the ongoing enrichment and growth of the community.
Dr. Michael Mason is a family doctor who graduated medical school at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, of which he spent his third year community clerkship working at the Bracebridge Medical Arts Centre with Dr. Ken Hotson. He is the newest physician to join the Cottage Country Family Health Team. Dr. Mason also holds a Bachelor in Life Science with Honours from Queen’s University and a Bachelor of Nursing from Lakehead University. Prior to locating to Bracebridge, he completed his Family practice and Emergency medicine residency at Queen’s University.
Dr. Mason was born and raised in Thunder Bay where he grew up a sports enthusiast and avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing and small game hunting. He also has an artistic side as a trained classical baritone vocalist and is currently a member of the Highlands Opera Studio in Haliburton. Dr. Mason and his wife are looking forward to making their home in Bracebridge with their young family.
Dr. Jan Goossens, Chief of Staff at MAHC, is delighted with the recruitment of both physicians to Muskoka.
“Recruiting new doctors is important to our local communities, and the hospitals,” says Dr. Goossens. “These two are young, energetic and bright physicians who we look forward to working with for years to come.”