New doctor in Kinmount

By Lindsay Advocate

Kawartha Lakes Health Care Initiative (KLHCI) is pleased to share Kinmount District Health Services Foundation’s (KDHSF) announcement that Dr. Lesslie Ponraja will be joining the healthcare team at the Kinmount and District Health Centre (KDHC).  Ponraja comes from England, where he has practised medicine for 20 years, 15 as a family doctor and five in a hospital.

Ponraja, who invites patients to address him as ‘Dr. Lesslie’, plans to join Dr. Elena Mihu in seeing patients at the KDHC from Monday to Thursday, starting on March 1. 

New patients are not being accepted at this time. Mihu has been caring for a large number of patients for several years, so initially, she will be sharing her existing practice with Ponraja while preparing for her retirement and the transfer of her entire patient roster to Ponraja over the next few months.  

The KDHSF and KLHCI express heartfelt gratitude to Mihu for dedicating almost 25 years of devoted care to her patients. 

The Kinmount District Health Services Foundation is a registered charity comprised of community volunteers who work to support and expand the healthcare team at the Kinmount and District Health Centre. Visit for more information about both the KDHSF and the KDHC. 

KLHCI is a non-profit, charitable organization whose mandate is to recruit and retain family doctors for the City of Kawartha Lakes.  KLHCI is directed through the work of a volunteer Board of Directors that is actively engaged in attracting new Board members from the community.  Should members of the public wish to support our efforts of ongoing recruitment and retention of family doctors in this manner, or financially, contact Cindy Snider, Recruitment & Retention Coordinator at 705-328-6098 or , or visit the KLHCI website at

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