Local doctor comes out of retirement to help patients with no family doctor
Lindsay’s Dr. Alan Konyer has come out of retirement to help local patients who do not have a family doctor during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Konyer says he has such “tremendous respect and concern for my colleagues who are working hard to save lives.”
“I am too far removed from critical care medicine to do hospital work, but I wanted to volunteer to reduce the workload on my younger colleagues and offer care for people in my home community who do not yet have a local primary care provider,” he tells the Advocate.
Konyer, who was raised in Lindsay and practiced medicine here since 1982, retired on Jan. 1 this year.
Patients in need who do not already have a family doctor can call 705-340-2677 between 8.30 am – 4.30 pm to get an appointment.
All appointments will be by telephone. Patients who already have a family doctor should call their doctor’s office with any health concerns or dial 9-1-1 in the event of a health emergency.
This service is being supported by the City of Kawartha Lakes Family Health Team.