Ask anyone on western Manitoulin, and they'll tell you how lucky we are to have a great medical centre right in Gore Bay. They don't exactly do heart transplants there, but doctors are available to do many things by appointment at 705-282-2262, or 705-282-2007 after hours. Call 911 for emergencies.
At the heart of the clinic are three doctors living in town: Dr. Robert Hamilton (we call him Dr. Bob) and Dr. Sheila McRae have been a married medical team in Gore Bay since 1982. You can often see them walking between the medical centre and home in the mornings, at lunch time and afternoons.
Chantelle Wilson has been a much-loved addition to the permanent Gore Bay medical team since in 2004. Chantelle and husband Mike Zigel have put down roots in town, they're raising kids and they both add a lot to the community.
Just because you're away from home, doesn't mean you need to miss your time with a chiropractor. We've got one right here in town.
Her name is Dr. Sonja Kahkonen and she's ready to serve you. Make your way up Dawson Street from the south end of the docks, then turn right at the courthouse. Walk north along Phipps Street and you'll see Sonja's sign on the left. She works from her house right there. Call ahead, just to make sure: 705-282-1332.
If some rough weather has left your back feeling worse for the wear, no need to head back out on the North Channel without a little tune up.