If Brighton Council gives final approval next week, the town could have a new doctor practicing as early as May.
Earlier this week, the planning committee gave the preliminary OK to sign a physician agreement with Dr. Svetlana Stryuts, who is currently practicing in the Hamilton area.
Brighton’s CAO Bill Watson didn’t talk too much about the town’s new medical recruit, but says he’s hoping she’ll be able to introduce herself to residents soon.
Dr. Stryuts contract would mean she’d practice in Brighton for at least seven years and would have to make every effort to sign-up at least 1,000 patients within the first 18 months of setting up.
An exact date for patient registrations and other information is still to come and the deal will cost the municipality $100,000.