Staff

Dr. Wendy Edwards, Paediatrician

Qualifications: B.Sc.N., M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Edwards is a native of Leamington. She started her medical career as an oncology nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. After a time as head nurse on the cancer ward, she decided to enter medical school at McMaster University. She then completed her paediatric training back at the Hospital for Sick Children. She has been practicing in Chatham since 1997.

In addition to her work as a general paediatrician, Dr. Edwards has developed an extensive practice in managing children with autism. She is on the board for Autism Canada, and speaks extensively on this subject.


Dr. Ian Johnston, Paediatrician

Qualifications: M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Johnston started his career doing basic research in molecular biology. He then elected to make the change to a career in medicine. He completed medical school at the University of Toronto and then completed his paediatric residency at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Dr. Johnston came to Chatham in 1997 and has been practicing here since that time. He is currently the Chief of Paediatrics at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance.


Dr. Tithecott

Qualifications: M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Tithecott is a native of Sarnia. He completed his medical school training at the University of Western Ontario. He began his medical career as a family physician, before returning to do his paediatric training at Dalhousie University in Halifax as well as the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

Dr. Tithecott was a long serving Chief of Paediatrics at the Chatham Kent Health Alliance. More recently, he has accepted a role as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry in London. He currently divides his time between the University of Western Ontario and his clinical practice here in Chatham.


Jill Nooyen, Nurse Practitioner

Qualifications: R.N. (E.C.)

Jill is a native of Blenheim. She completed her nursing training at the University of Western Ontario. After several years of nursing, she elected to complete her nurse practitioner training, again at the University of Western Ontario.

Jill has had several successful primary care practices. She worked for a number of years as a nurse practitioner at the Four Counties Hospital in Newbury. She then moved to Chatham, providing services in the Women's and Children's nurse practitioner clinic. In 2009 she joined the Chatham Kent Child and Adolescent Clinic. She has been providing primary care exclusively to the paediatric population since that time.


Melony van Middelkoop, Crystal Barry, Alice Tetrault

Qualifications: Administrative Assistant

All of our front desk team has extensive experience working in the medical setting. Whether it is arranging a visit to the office, organizing investigations, or providing administrative information, our excellent staff will likely be your first point of contact with the office. They are in constant communication with the physicians and the nurse practitioner, and are extremely good at making sure that your concerns are passed along.