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ABOUT

Get to Know the 
Kids Care Clinic Team!

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PEDIATRICIAN

Dr. Robin Baweja, MD

Dr. Robin Baweja has over 12 years of medical experience. She attended the University of Toronto, graduating with an Honours Bachelor of Science. She completed medical school at the American University of the Caribbean (AUC) in St. Marteen, Netherlands Antilles and completed her paediatric residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. Dr. Baweja then worked as a hospital-based physician at the Children’s National Medical Centre in Washington, D.C. for 5 years before transitioning to the Durham. Region. She now is working at The Kids Care Clinic where she has been for 2 years. Being a Toronto native, Dr. Baweja has enjoyed being able to open up her practice where she grew up in and looks forward to continuing to serve the Durham community. She is now a published author of 2 children’s book and is the founder of DEAR MOMMY – a platform that leverages her expertise and sharing valuable information about Children’s Mental Health.

 

Dr. Baweja's medical interests include behavioral health in young and adolescent children, specializing in Anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Mood Disorders, Autism, Intellectual Disability and Developmental Disorders.

 

Outside of work, Dr. Baweja spends most of her time with her husband and her three children: her nine-year-old daughter, and four- year-old twins. She also enjoys outdoor activities, yoga, and meditation.

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Rachel Toyonaga

I received my undergraduate nursing degree from McMaster University and then did some nursing out in Saskatchewan. I was a float nurse and did mostly medicine, surgery, and emergency. When I got enough experience as a RN I came back to do my combined Master’s and Nurse Practitioner’s degree at the University of Western Ontario. Primary care is my home base and I enjoy the variety I get to see there. It will be a fun change to work in a more specific population, and I look forward to building a more specialized knowledge base. I have a cat and two snakes, as well as many plants. In my spare time I enjoy doing fibre arts like knitting, sewing, embroidery, and cross stitch. I go camping every summer and I make sure to go kayaking, hiking, and star gazing while I’m out. I’m excited to start and I look forward to meeting everyone!

OFFICE COORDINATOR

Lisa Cummings

Meet the backbone of our staff. She is our incredible Medical office coordinator that will be the first point of contact for our patients when they first reach out to our centre. She has over 20 years experience with customer services and has been a medical office assistant since graduating in 2013. Since starting with the Kids Clinic in 2021, she has been an invaluable coordinator within our team. 

 

On her time off, she is a dedicated mother of 3 and enjoys spending time with her children. 

 

She is compassionate and understands the needs of our patients.  She looks forward to meeting with you and will be waiting with a friendly smile. 

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Julie A. Watson MScN, NP-Pediatrics

​Julie is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (NP) who is passionate about working with children and families, and supporting them in meeting their personal goals for health and wellbeing. She received her undergraduate Nursing degree from McMaster University, her Masters of Nursing degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and she has been a board certified NP in Ontario since 2008. Julie has worked extensively at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, providing care to children with medical complexity in the departments of Pediatric Medicine, and Haematology/Oncology. In addition to her clinical role and providing patient care, she was also a dedicated champion and leader of many quality improvement and patient safety initiatives at the hospital. Julie is a proud mom to her three growing children, and works hard to maintain a good work life balance. She and her husband, the kids, their rescue dog and 2 guinea pigs, all live together in east Scarborough. Some of their favourite hobbies include: camping, hiking, skiing, gardening, and family movie nights. Julie is excited to have joined Dr. Baweja’s practice, and her new role in the Clinic. She looks forward to working with your child and family, and helping to meet your health care needs. 

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VIDEOS

Meet Dr. Robin Baweja

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