Dr. Queenette Asuquo (left) and Dr. David Bastien (right). (Photo courtesy of the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.) March 22, 2019.

CKHA welcomes new doctors

A few new doctors have joined the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

Dr. David Bastien and Dr. Queenette Asuquo have been hired as emergency medicine physicians and Dr. Osagie Igbinoba has joined the hospitalist and emergency departments of the CKHA.

“We are thrilled they have chosen to join us in our emergency and hospitalist departments,” said Dr. Pervez Faruqi, chief of staff. “Their knowledge, skill and expertise will be great additions to these clinical teams.”

Dr. Bastien is no stranger to the area as he grew up in Windsor. He worked at Ford Motor Company as a Tool and Die Maker but pursued a medical education and career after being laid off in 2004. Bastien recently completed his residency with a focus on emergency medicine at Western University in London. He also worked at South Bruce Grey Health Centre and Middlesex General Hospital during his residency rotations.

“My first experience at CKHA was as a family member when my father received care here. I was impressed with the service he received and he always speaks highly of his experiences at the hospital since,” said Bastien in a statement. “The warm and welcoming atmosphere of Chatham-Kent convinced me that CKHA will be a great choice.”

Meanwhile, Dr. Asuquo earned her bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery in 1998. She also trained as a registrar physician in emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, and urology at the University of Calabar, Teaching Hospital. Her most recent position was at Cape Breton Regional Hospital as an emergency medicine physician. Dr. Asuquo also teaches as an Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) instructor in Canada and the U.S.

“I am looking forward to joining the team in CKHA’s emergency department and the opportunity to use my skill set in providing high-quality patient care,” said Asuquo in a statement. “The community of Chatham-Kent will be a great place to reside and raise my young family as well.”

Another doctor joining the CKHA team is Dr. Igbinoba, who earned his bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital in Benin City, Nigeria in 2001. He moved to Newfoundland and Labrador in 2014 where he completed a clinical skills assessment and training program. He also recently became certified with the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.