The Interlake-Eastern RHA announced Wednesday that three new physicians are accepting patients at Pine Falls Primary Care Complex in Pine Falls. Dr. George Gerges, Dr. Carey Ramsay and Dr. Chinyere Wachukwu will also be taking calls in the hospital emergency department.
Dr. George Gerges completed his medical training in Ain Shams University in Egypt and recently completed additional medical training at the University of Manitoba. He has a special interest in pediatrics, emergency and internal medicine. Dr Gerges enjoys running, biking, playing soccer, traveling and fishing in his spare time. When he’s not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.
About wanting to be a doctor, Dr. Gerges says, “Saving someone’s life is incredibly amazing. Also helping people to restore their normal lives after they have been sick is something that appeals to me. I am also fascinated with the complexity of the human body and working as a doctor gives me the opportunity to learn everything about the human body.”
Dr. Carey Ramsay completed a double major in Pure and applied Chemistry at the University of West Indies and then completed medical school in Cuba. As a result of completing his medical education in Cuba, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. He recently completed additional medical training at the University of Manitoba.
Dr. Ramsay is married to a physician and they have two daughters. He enjoys traveling and has visited Curacao, Barbados, Bahamas, Cuba and the US. He looks forward to visiting Africa and Europe as well. To unwind, he enjoys a good movie or board games with his family. When asked about his interest in becoming a doctor, he says it has always been this way.
“As a child I often accompanied my mom, who was a nurse, to the hospital. As cliché as it may sound being a doctor was what I wanted to do from the very first day I entered that hospital.”
Dr. Chinyere Wachukwu is a family physician originally from Nigeria who recently completed additional medical training at the University of Manitoba. She has an interest in preventive medicine and mental health.
She enjoys her career in medicine because she loves helping others. In her spare time she enjoys volunteering in the children’s department of her church.
“I found medicine stimulating with the added advantage of being able to help others,” says Dr. Wachukwu, who has three children and is an avid fan of soccer and tennis. She enjoys travelling and has visited London, Paris, Barcelona, Hong Kong and would love to visit Switzerland one day.
So far she enjoys the beautiful scenery and welcoming people in Interlake-Eastern RHA and looks forward to a fulfilling practice here.
These physicians are also working with Dr. Gulniyaz Abisheva, Dr. Ahmed Rateb, Dr. Mena Bassily, Dr. Sabina Ijaz, and NP Jesse Lamoureaux at Pine Falls Primary Health Complex. Dr. Katz and Dr. Nitin also practice out of the Pine Falls Primary Health Complex. To make an appointment with either of the newest doctors, please call Pine Falls Primary Health Care Complex at 204-367-2278. Please be sure to have your Manitoba Health card available when calling to make an appointment.