Featured Physician

Dr Lynne Benjamin

Dr Benjamin has been a family physician for over 30 years, and over the last 10 years her practice has been focused on palliative care and has been an integral in helping further the palliative care services available within the Halton community. She is currently providing care at Ian Anderson House and Journey Home Hospice, and continues to support our community with ongoing mentoring and supporting other physicians practicing palliative care in our community.


What is your background and clinical area of interest?

I’ve been a family physician for over 30 years in Milton then Oakville- always alongside providing home palliative care. For the past 10 yrs, my work has been primarily in palliative care with the Oakville Community Palliative  Physician Group. We've been around for almost 20 years, expanded to 6, soon to become 7.  Glenn Surbey, Atiqa Malik, Yasmine Hussain , Hawa Kamara and Maurana Brush are the team.  Glenn and Atiqa are both full time palliative, the others also have family medicine practices. We all work at Ian Anderson House Hospice here in Oakville, have hospital privileges, and provide home palliative care. We accept patients with PPS<60%; as MRP, shared care or consult only.  In an effort to slow down, I myself longer accept new community patients, but am happy to do consultations. We work closely with Tarek Kazem and his team at OTMH. AND we are available 24/7 for phone advice to family physicians. That is in fact one of my greatest joys now- mentoring and supporting other physicians to do this crazy work.
Presently I’m at IAH and Journey Home Hospice, Toronto, a hospice for the vulnerably housed, which I am so enjoying!  Teaching medical and allied health learners is another passion of mine- they keep me on my toes as do my 2 out of 3 sons who are in medical school...


What is your contact information/how do people refer to you?

Referral forms are on this website (Halton Physician Association members only section under Resources), the MH Primary Care Network, the MH Palliative Care websites, and on Connections HHS. For any physician questions or clinical advice, best to call me ( Please do!) or Lbenjamin@haltonhealthcare.com.

Name one person you would take with you if you were going to be stranded on a desert island and why?

I can’t possibly choose one of my amazing family so I’ll say Bono- love his sense of humour, stories and of course his music !

Which of these things could you not live without?

Coffee or tea: coffee
Chocolate or chips: chocolate (Belgian please)
Books or TV: books (many)