New Doctor in town

Handing over the reins

After 36 years practicing general medicine, Dr Kenneth Vieira plans to retire in the coming year. Dr Ken, as he is affectionately known, built his practice, located just behind the kiosk at the end of the taxi rank in the centre of Praia do Carvoeiro, in 2003. He opened to the public in 2004 with the help of his wife Henriette. A chance meeting with a Dutch doctor, Ronald Bakker, couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time for both doctors with Dr Bakker looking to relocate to the Lagoa area with his Portuguese wife.

Dr Vieira will continue with the morning clinics, allowing him to introduce Dr Bakker to his existing patients, whilst Dr Bakker will be available in the afternoon clinic along with “out of hour” emergency calls.

Author: Inside Carvoeiro

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