Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions which we hope may help you:

Q: Can I get my vaccinations and well baby/child care with you?

A: No. All pediatricians at the Barrie Pediatric Associates are Consultant Pediatricians. This means a family doctor; nurse practitioner or midwife needs to refer your child to us. We see children for specific issues. Your primary care doctor will continue to follow your child for routine and preventative care.

 

Q: How can I prepare for my appointment?

A: If your child is coming for a behavioural, educational or developmental consultation please bring along report cards, comments from teachers/ daycare providers, psychological reports or any other paperwork that you think might be helpful.  We may take a copy of these for our records. Some families find it helpful to write down their questions or concerns prior to their appointment to make sure they don’t forget.

 

Q: How long will my appointment be?

A: This will depend if it is a first consultation or a follow up, and on the nature of the issue. Consultations may range from 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the issue. Follow ups typically are 15-30 minutes. You may ask our administrative staff how long your child’s appointment will be.

 

Q: What if I can’t make my scheduled appointment?

A: Please notify as soon as possible. We will try our best to reschedule your appointment to a time that suits you. We require 48 hour notice for a changes to appointments. Fees may be applied for last minute cancellations or “No shows”

 

Q How long is your wait list?

A: Wait times vary depending on your child’s issue. Typical wait times for behaviour or development consultations are 6-10 months whereas medical consultations are typically seen within 2 months.

 

Who we are

LEAH BARTLETT, MD FRCPC

Dr. Bartlett  joined the Barrie Pediatric Associates in 2009. She completed her medical education at McMaster University and her pediatric residency at Queen’s University. She has a special interest in patients with Down syndrome and follows them for developmental and medical screening and treatment. She is the medical director of the Complex Care Program in conjunction with the Hospital for Sick Children at RVH.

CARA DAVIDSON, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Davidson has a Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology before embarking on her medical degree and pediatric residency at McMaster University.  Dr. Davidson completed an additional year of training in neonatology in Hamilton as well. She has special interests in developmental pediatrics, autism and behavioural GI symptoms.  She is involved in the Complex Care Clinic, the Diabetes Education Clinic and the Autism Diagnostic Hub.

PIER DIANE GLAUDE, MD FRCPC

Dr. Glaude joined the Barrie Pediatric Associates in 2016. She completed her medical studies at the University of Ottawa and pediatric residency training at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Dr. Glaude is bilingual and will conduct appointments in French or English. She is involved in the Diabetes Education Clinic, the Complex Care Clinic and the Autism Diagnostic Hub.

MIRIAM HANSEN, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Hansen joined the Barrie Pediatric associates in 2007. She did her medical degree at McMaster University and her pediatric residency at Queen’s University.  She began private practice as a consultant pediatrician in Burlington, Ontario before moving to Barrie. Dr. Hansen is involved in the Asthma Education Clinic at RVH. Presently she has a special interest in pain control and is involved with work on pain management policies for children at RVH.

RANIA HIRAM, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Hiram joined the Barrue Pediatric Associates in 2007.  She was a graduate from the University of Ottawa and then did her pediatric residency at Queen’s University, Kingston.  Apart from her consultative role with general pediatrics and neonatal care she is also part of the Diabetic Education Clinic.  Her present interest is in the development of the Pediatric Palliative Program in the region of Barrie.  Currently she is the Chief of Paediatrics at RVH spearheading the development of the progressive program.

VINCENT HO, MD,FRCPC

Dr. Ho has been a staff pediatrician and neonatologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital since 2003. Dr. Ho completed his pediatrics at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver.  and neonatology subspecialization training at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. He was the director of neonatology at Toronto East General Hospital before coming to us. He is currently the director of neonatology at RVH. He follows high risk and prematurity infants in the Neonatal Follow Up Program at RVH.  He is presently involved with a multicenter family integrated care research project directed by Mt Sinai.

ASIF KAZMI, MD

Dr. Asif Kazmi has been with the Barrie Pediatric Associates since its inception. Dr. Kazmi works in the Neonatal Intensive Unit, the Pediatric Inpatient Unit at RVH and does consultant pediatric work in the office. After graduating from Allama Iqbal Medial College, he did a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatric residency in Michigan, followed by a Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care at the University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Kazmi is presently the pediatric educational lead for residents and medical students learning in Barrie. He enjoys spending time with learners and you may even have seen him doing this on television, as he does pediatric segments for local news.

BRIAN KUZIK, MD FRCPC

Dr. Kuzik has been a consulting pediatrician with the Barrie Pediatric Associates for the last 9 years. He has a special interest in the management of preschoolers with recurrent respiratory problems.  He has 4 peer-reviewed publications on this subject and is currently involved as the lead investigator in a multi-centre clinical trial that will hopefully lead to his 5th. He is currently the medical director of the Paediatric Asthma Clinic at RVH.

IVANA OSSWALD, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Osswald joined the Barrie Pediatric Associates in 2009.  She was a graduate from the University of Western Ontario and her pediatric residency at Queen’s University, Kingston.  She  has a special interest in and is the current Clinical Lead for the Pediatric Eating Disorder program at RVH.

VICTOR SAURO, MD FRCPC

Dr. Sauro joined the Barrie Pediatric Associates in 2012.  He has a PhD in Biochemistry (UWO/London) and did his pediatric medical training at the University of Toronto, University of Western Ontario and Children’s Hospital in London.  He completed a year as a fellow and 2 years as a consultant in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus at the University of Western Ontario’s Children’s Hospital. He has also worked as a hospitalist and clinical associate in the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology as well as a Regional Community Pediatrician in Owen Sound/Grey-Bruce Counties for 5 years. Presently he is the head of the Pediatric Diabetic Program at RVH.

STEPHEN ZBOROVSKI, MD, FRCPC

Dr. Zborovski joined the Barrie Pediatric Associates in July 2017.He completed his medical education at Western University then pursued his Pediatric Training and subspecialty training in Endocrinology at the Hospital for Sick Children. He obtained a masters in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety at the University of Toronto.  He is involved in the Diabetes Education Clinic at RVH. He sees general pediatric consultations and endocrinology specific consultations in his office practice.

 

About

The Barrie Pediatric Associates are a group of 11 pediatricians that care for children with varied medical, development and behavioral conditions. We see children in our offices at 5 Quarry Ridge Road (two offices in the building) as well as in the Child and Youth Clinic at the Royal Victoria Hospital. All pediatricians are also involved in work on the Inpatient Pediatric Ward, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and urgent consultations in the Emergency Department at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH).

We are involved in a number of different programs at the Royal Victoria Hospital, including:

Asthma Education Clinic

Diabetes Education Clinic

Eating Disorder Program

Neonatal Follow Up Program

Bilirubin Clinic

Complex Care Clinic

Autism Diagnostic Hub

Pediatric Palliative Care Program