North Woodlands Medical Centre Brantford, Ontario
North Woodlands Medical CentreBrantford, Ontario

Patient Information

Important Announcement


Dr Vincent is retiring from his Family Practice as of December 31, 2020. He has found 2 excellent physicians to assume his patients, Dr Claire Kenny-Scherber and Dr Wilfred Ip.

His patients will receive formal letters announcing his retirement and an offer to roster with Dr Kenny Scherber or Dr Ip. Patients will be evenly split between the 2 Doctors. Patients are of course free to seek care elsewhere and records can be transferred for a nominal fee. 


Dr. Vincents Current Practice Office Hours

Monday:        9:00am to 11:30, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Tuesday:       9:00 am to 11:30, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Wednesday:  9 :00 am to 11:30 am

Thursday:     9:00 am to 11:30, 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Friday:          9:00 am to 11:30, 1:30 to 2:30 pm


Dr. Vincent will be using email for direct patient contact effective immediately.

This email is to only be used for the following types of correspondence and under following conditions

  • You must be a patient of Dr. Vincent
  • You have read and agreed to the email policy terms and conditons and have signed the policy consent and returned it to the clinic either by dropping off at reception, by fax or by scanned attachement to an email to 
  • You fully realize and agree that email is NOT for urgent questions, that email corresspondence is only monitored during usual office hours and that email reponse to questions may take up to 7 business days, or longer if I am on vacation.
  • Dr. Vincent reserves the right to terminate any patients email access at his discretion. This will usually only be done if the patient is consistently not adhereing to the rules set out in the email policy.
  • That the email service is currently a "free service" as part of being a rostered patient. Dr. Vincent reserves the right to change this free service to a paid service in the future.
  • What sort of questions/issues can this service be used for? Generally I would see email used for communication of laboratory or imaging results with explanation, saving an office visit, communicating to me information about your health, eg: blood pressure readings, blood sugar readings, changes in your family history with respect to significant new illness of a blood relative, changes in medication given to you by another physician.
  • You may use email to ask questions about and new or chronic illness that is not acute or serious in nature. Realizing that you will not likely get an immediate response as per policy.
  • You may wish to attach pictures to email eg of rashes.
  • Email should not be used to request appointments, these requests should be directed to our receptionists either by phone or email.
  • Email should not be used to ask about routine referrals, these requests should be directed to our reception email address or our booking clerk email address.
  • Remember email may not be secure and always remember it leaves a permanent record, so think before you type. For secure requests of say test results, these can be sent as a "password" protected pdf file, attached to an email. In the past I have done this occassionally and we use you 10 digit ontario health insurance number as the password to open the file. If you would rather use a different password to protect a file, than call the office to leave the new password for me.

McMaster Teaching Site:


Dr. Vincent has been affliated with the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University Medical School since 1990. He has the rank of Assistant Professor of Medicine, in the Department of Family Medicine.

These young physicians are licensed medical doctors and work under Dr. Vincent's Supervision. WE appreciate your cooperation in helping to train and shape these Medical Doctors of the future as their training and experience are greatly enhanced when you agree to see them.


Locums working with Dr Vincent


This information is up to date as of April 2, 2020

I currently have two long term locums working with me, helping me to look after my practice. I have not retired but I am working less in the office for a number of reasons. Both of these excellent young physicians will helping me for the next few months at a minimum.

I do constantly oversee the practice though on a daily basis. 

Watch this space for updated information on how we intend to make virtual care more efficient and convennient for you.

I have recently partnered with Cognizant MD and you may receive emails with links to fill out questionnaires. These questionnaires will help us manage your acute and longer term health and wellness.

Due to Covid most visits now and for the next few weeks will be by phone or video. 

Contact and Appointments:

40 Shellington Place

Suite 204, Second Floor

Brantford, ON

N3S 0C5


Phone: 519 759-6116

Fax: 519-759-7727 




Office hours:

Mon:  9:00am-5pm

Tue:   9:00am-5pm

Wed:  9:00am-5pm

Thu:   9:00am-5pm

Fri:     9:00am-3:30pm


Saturday:      closed

Sunday:         closed


The Office is closed each day from 12:30 to 1:20 pm for lunch/staff meetings.


Phone hours will vary phone lines open at 9 am and close

at 4 pm except for Fridays when they close at 3:00 pm. These hours are subject to change.

Busy times are between 9:00 am to 10:30 am. 






As of April 1, 2019, the after hours clinic, located in D wing at the Brantford General Hospital Has moved to 217 Terrace Hill Street, right opposite the main entrance of the Brantford General Hospital

Hours are 5:00 to 7:45 MON to Friday and 10:00 am to 12:45 SAT AND SUN.


Due to COVID 19

all patients presenting to the after hours clinic will need to call when they reach the door to be screened prior to entry. The phone number is posted on the door to the clinic.

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