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22262 Mill Road, Mount Brydges, ON  N0L 1W0
Phone: 519-264-2800     Fax: 519-264-2742

Meet Our Team

Dr. Jay Taylor

Dr. Taylor grew up in nearby London ON. He attended the University of Western Ontario, completing Bachelor’s and Masters' degrees in Pharmacology followed by medical school and residency in Family Medicine. Dr. Taylor has served in a variety of healthcare leadership roles and has recently joined Southwest Middlesex Health Centre. He is an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Western University and lives in London with his wife, three children and miniature schnauzer.

Dr. Kyle Carter

Dr. Kyle Carter

Dr. Kyle Carter graduated from the Schulich School of Medicine at Western University in 2011. He went on to complete his Family Medicine training at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre in 2013. Following this, Dr. Carter pursued a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Western and subsequently worked as a full-time emergency physician at the St Thomas Elgin General Hospital. During this time, Dr. Carter continues to practice full complement family medicine working as a hospitalist in both Sarnia and St Thomas. In 2015, Dr. Carter joined Western University as a clinical teacher at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre where his residency training began. Since this time, Dr. Carter has been bestowed many teaching awards, including Best Core Regional Family Medicine Teacher, PARO Best Teacher award and the prestigious Ian McWhinney teaching award. He was promoted by Western University to Associate Professor in 2021. Dr. Carter’s academic interests include the translation of point-of-care ultrasound from the emergency department to the family practice office, simulation-based critical event teaching and allergy medicine within family practice. Dr. Carter received a focused practice designation in allergy and continues to practice and teach basic allergy work within his practice. Alongside his family practice, Dr. Carter is the Program Director for all enhanced skills training at Western University and oversees the training and certification of all family medicine residents pursuing additional fellowships after completing a family medicine residency. Outside of medicine, Dr. Carter enjoys spending time at his cottage in the Muskokas with his wife and 4 children. He is an avid fisherman, hunter and outdoor enthusiast. Coaching his children in sports is an evolving passion for Dr. Carter and fills most of his time outside the office.

Dr. Jennifer Parr

Dr. Jennifer Parr

Dr. Jennifer Parr is an east coaster who has settled in Southwestern Ontario. After growing up in small-town New Brunswick, she didn’t venture far to complete her med school at Dalhousie in Nova Scotia. Afterwards, she wanted to experience another part of the country so she came to Mount Brydges for her Western Rural Family Medicine Residency. She and her husband loved the area so much that they decided to stay and put down roots. Dr. Parr has been practicing comprehensive family medicine, including office-based, inpatient hospital care, nursing home care and home palliative care in the Mount Brydges-Strathroy area since 2002. She has been working at the SMHC since graduating from the program in 2002 and she became its Medical Director in 2020. She is a past Rural-Regional Program Director for Family Medicine at Western. Dr. Parr is currently on the Board of Directors for the SMHC serving as Medical Director and the Thames Valley Family Health Team.

Dr. Theo Karaouzas

Dr. Theo Karaouzas grew up in London Ontario. He completed his Bachelor of Science (Honours Specialization in Biology, Major in Medical Sciences) at the University of Western Ontario. From there he moved to Ireland where he completed his Medical Degree (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at the University of Limerick. He remained in Limerick for a year following medical school to complete a medical internship. Following this, Dr. Karaouzas returned to Ontario to complete his Family Medicine residency here at Southwest Middlesex Health Centre through Western University. Dr. Karaouzas joined Western University as a Clinical Academic Family Physician in 2024. Dr. Karaouzas practices comprehensive academic Family Medicine at Southwest Middlesex Health Centre, Hospitalist Inpatient Medicine at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, Nursing Home Medicine at Strathmere Lodge, and Community Home-base Palliative Care with the Palliative Care Outreach Team 3 (PCOT3). Dr. Karaouzas’s academic interests include advanced electronic medical record add-ons/technologies, provisions and management of the integration of virtual care, and the integration of advancing artificial intelligence fields into family medicine.

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