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 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 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. Link to image - it is too small/low res. I’ve requested a better image.
Dr. Julie Copeland
Dr. Copeland has been a physician and clinical team lead at the Southwest Middlesex Health Centre since 2005. She is an Associate Professor and is the Postgraduate Director for Family Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. Dr. Copeland is originally from the East Coast and completed a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of New Brunswick and then a Medical Degree at the University of Toronto before coming to Western University to complete her Family Medicine residency. She completed a Masters of Clinical Science in Family Medicine in 2020. Dr. Copeland has been practicing comprehensive family medicine at Southwest Middlesex Health Centre since 2005. Her practice includes office-based care, inpatient hospital care, nursing home care, and home palliative care in the Mount Brydges and Strathroy area. She was previously the Centre Director at Southwest Middlesex health Centre until 2020 and was previously the Rural-Regional Program Director for Family Medicine at Western before being appointed the Postgraduate Director for Family Medicine in January 2021. As the Postgraduate Director, she has a deep understanding of urban, regional, and rural programs and skillfully advocates for the learners, administrators, and preceptors in family medicine. She effectively strategizes and innovates to make strong improvements to the program. Dr. Copeland is heavily engaged in medical education and is a strong mentor for scholarly pursuits.