Our Team

We are an interdisciplinary team.  Nurses in this office work to their full scope, and fully utilize their knowledge, skills, and judgement to provide high quality, evidence-based and patient-centred care.

Dr Vanita Lokanathan, MDCM, CCFP

Vanita is a Family Physician/GP.

She was born in India and grew up in Montreal.  She obtained her medical degree from McGill University in 1993 and completed her Family Medicine Residency at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1995.  She has practiced Family Medicine in Labrador; Haida Gwaii, BC; and since 2008 in Peterborough.  She sees people of all ages in her practice.  Dr. Lokanathan is a passionate advocate for underprivileged and marginalized people.  She believes in a collaborative, interprofessional, team-based approach with a patient-centred focus.  Dr. Lokanathan and her team have presented at national and international conferences on their work in chronic disease management, primary care for trans people, and improving access for patients by utilizing nurses to their full scope.  Dr. Lokanathan is married to Sheena Howard, and they have two sons, whose cheeky, smiling faces adorn the office walls.

Brittany Murray, RN, BScN, IBCLC

Brittany graduated from Trent BScN program Worked at PRHC in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as well as Paediatric Outpatient clinic for the first 7 years as a Registered Nurse. Was involved in Neonatal Follow Up Program affiliated with the Five Counties Children Centre and was coordinator of the RSV program through the hospital for 2 years. Received certification as an Internationally Board-Certified Lactation Consultant in 2017. Has received certificates for Asthma education and Spirometry.  Married and mother of two little girls.



Rhonda Vanderwal

Rhonda worked in a Non-Profit Housing business office for 6 years then transitioned to a Medical Finance office. Rhonda has over 18 years of acquired knowledge and understanding of the workings of the Ministry of Health business procedures, while sustaining the drive to continuously learn and grow.  With a love of animals and people, Rhonda and her husband Mike share their therapy dog named Bear at the PRHC, and throughout the community to improve the day to those who cross their path.