Dr. Dignam has been part of the Sunbeam community since 2017 providing primary care for many of the residents at Sunbeam. She works collaboratively with the healthcare team to ensure all residents receive well-rounded, multidisciplinary care with a focus on prevention, safety and enhancing the quality of each day for the residents. Dr. Dignam stepped into the role of Medical Director in 2022.
Dr. Dignam trained to be a Registered Nurse at Western University, as well as obtain an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences, before starting her medical degree at McMaster University. She then completed her Family Medicine training locally at McMaster’s Waterloo campus. Dr. Dignam has worked in Waterloo Region since graduating.
In addition to her work at Sunbeam, Dr. Dignam provides locum coverage to family practices in need, as well as provide COVID related support over the last couple of years. Dr. Dignam also has a special interest in lifestyle medicine, promoting wellness through lifestyle change, and in teaching health care providers.
Dr. Dignam thoroughly enjoys her work at Sunbeam, as she values the importance of providing exceptional health care to all people, especially those who are vulnerable. She appreciates the importance of providing support to families as well.
Dr. Dignam particularly enjoys her interactions with the residents here at Sunbeam! “Each and every smile is beautiful”. She also feels very fortunate to work with a such kind, dedicated health-care team. Dr. Dignam looks forward to working closely with the leadership team in her role as Medical Director to further advance the good work being done at Sunbeam, and within the developmental community.