Grace Lalonde, M.D., Family Medicine

Dr. Grace Lalonde is a family physician and mother of three. As a little girl she used to love Haydn's music, which her grandmother, who was also her first music teacher, would play for her. Her grandmother told her Haydn spent many years of his life assisting in an orphanage and that it was the children who kept his compositions lithe and gay well into his golden years. Near the end of medical school at McGill, Dr Lalonde confided that her grandmother’s words had inspired her to pursue a career caring for children. Following medical school, Dr Lalonde pursued family medicine at St. Mary’s hospital and explored other areas of medicine for which she remains equally passionate such as emergency medicine and rural medicine with indigenous peoples. Since graduating, Dr Lalonde has traveled regularly to almost all the Cree villages in Northern Quebec where she enjoys the challenges of Northern medicine and the humour that is part of Cree culture. Upon graduation, Dr Lalonde was employed as an emergency physician at Hawkesbury General Hospital in Ontario. She also had the opportunity to participate in concussion related research with JSS Medical Research. Since early 2019, Dr Lalonde has split her time between the Agoo Pediatric clinic where she loves seeing families grow and the CLSC Sainte-Rose urgent care clinic. She continues to work occasionally in the North of Quebec and to provide prenatal care to migrants with the NGO Médecins du Monde. “As a parent, one of my greatest joys is listening to the concerns of other parents and helping them care for the wonderful little people who bring us all joy and who are the leaders of the future”.

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