Dr. Becca Webster, MD, CCFP
Dr. Webster was born and raised in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Her first post-secondary degree was a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (with Honours), which she completed at Acadia University in Nova Scotia. She then moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland, where she completed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN). She met her husband, Dr. Sachin Waghmare, during medical school and the two moved to Peterborough together for Family Medicine residency through Queen’s University. They loved the community so much that they decided to stay! Dr. Kevin Gibson’s retirement was a perfect opportunity for them and they’re very happy to be inheriting his practice. Dr. Webster and Dr. Waghmare share clinic staff and office space on the 3rd floor of The Medical Centre.
Dr. Webster will be providing comprehensive care to all of her patients, but she has a special interest in Palliative Care. For patients who are unfortunately diagnosed with a life-limiting illness, she will be available to assist with symptom management throughout their disease course. Dr. Webster will see her Palliative Care patients in a variety of settings; for those unable to be seen in office, she will do home visits for patients living in Peterborough. Furthermore, if an admission to the Palliative Care Unit at PRHC or the Hospice Peterborough Residence is indicated, she will follow her patients in those settings as well.
Kathy McCracken is our office receptionist. Kathy should be trusted with all your concerns. She schedules patients for appointments and requires some information about your appointment in order to allot you an appropriate amount of time. She is available to answer the phones for Dr. Waghmare and Dr. Webster five days per week. She has a lot of experience in a medical office setting and keeps everything running smoothly.
Emily Mihok is our nurse. Emily is responsible for all immunizations and routine injections. She is actively involved with our patient encounters and often meets with the patients prior to Dr. Waghmare or Dr. Webster. She will obtain vitals (blood pressure, heart rate, weight, etc.) at most patient visits. Courtney’s role also includes health education. She is often available to answer your health-related concerns via telephone during office hours.
Ginny Veselskiy is a nurse practitioner working with us. She has extensive experience in primary care practice. We are very fortunate to have her involved in our practice. She works independently, in conjunction with and alongside Dr. Waghmare and Dr. Webster, to help manage all of our patients' medical needs. For further information about Ginny, please see her profile.
For an appointment, please call Kathy at (705) 876-4504. Most appointments are 20 minutes in duration. Most concerns require this amount of time for thorough assessment. Certain appointments, such as procedures and Periodic Health Visits, are allotted more time. If you feel you require a longer appointment (e.g., depression, multiple questions or concerns) please let us know when booking. If your priorities cannot be addressed in the time available, you will be asked to rebook. We will try our best to stay on time, however certain situations are unpredictable, and we appreciate your patience if delays occur.
Missed Appointment Policy
If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment to cancel. Any notice you can provide is appreciated and we recognize that unexpected circumstances can arise. There is a charge for missed appointments when notice is not provided to us. Our office will not be calling to remind you of your appointment; it is therefore your responsibility to remember.
After-Hours Clinic / Holidays
If you require urgent care outside of office hours, the After-Hours Clinic at The Medical Centre is available:
- Monday to Thursday: 5:00pm ‐ 8:00pm
- Saturday: 8:00am ‐ 2:00pm
- Sunday: 8:00am ‐ 2:00pm
If our office is closed for holidays, there is also a doctor on call, available Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:00pm. Visits for both of these services are by appointment only. If you require an appointment from one of these services, please call The Medical Centre switchboard at 705-743-6222. The After-Hours Clinic hours may change during the holidays. After-hours care is NOT to be used for routine visits such as diabetes checkups, prescription renewals, etc. You can also access the TeleHealth Advisory Services, available 24/7, at 1-866-553-7205. Of course, the Emergency Room at PRHC is available 24/7 for more urgent concerns.
By “rostering” with our team, you have access to the After-Hours Clinic and the doctor on call, as mentioned above. You also gain access to allied health services, including mental health counselling, a dietitian, and pharmacy consultations.
You may ask for a prescription renewal at any visit. This is the preferred method to obtain medication refills. If you are running low on a routine medication, please ask your pharmacy to fax a request for refill. Please make this request at least 1 week prior to running out of the medication to allow us time to send in a renewal. Some medications will require you to return to clinic for an appointment for ongoing monitoring, such as bloodwork and a physical examination. At that time, we will provide a prescription renewal. Furthermore, Dr. Webster will require patients to sign a contract for all prescriptions of opioids.
Certain services are not paid for by OHIP and will be charged to you directly. Such services include completing forms, sick notes, transferring medical records, and procedures not deemed ‘medically necessary,’ such as cosmetic procedures. Should you request one of these services, you will be advised of the charge and must agree to it prior to the service being completed. Payment is required at the time the service is completed. Cash and cheques are accepted. The fees assigned are as per the recommendations of the Ontario Medical Association. We do realize and will always take into consideration that some patients may not be able to pay for these services. Please do not hesitate to inform us if these charges pose a financial hardship to you. Alternative arrangements can be made. For a list of uninsured services and fees, please contact our clinic.