Dr. Ingram, a specialist in Internal and Geriatric Medicine, is the Founder of the Kawartha Centre – Redefining Healthy Aging, a community-based senior’s medical clinic and research site.
As a Qualified Investigator, Dr. Ingram has been engaged in ground-breaking pharmaceutical research in the quest to find a disease modifying agent for Alzheimer’s dementia.
Dr. Ingram has worked for two decades to assist primary care in developing Dementia teams, protocols, and skills. She is the Ontario Co-investigator for Research on the Organization of Healthcare Services for Alzheimer’s Disease, assessing Primary Care Dementia Services in Ontario Quebec and New Brunswick, funded by CIHR.
Dr. Ingram has been pivotal in the development, funding, and implementation of 12 Nurse Practitioner lead geriatric inter-professional teams in central east Ontario, serving 6000 seniors living at home annually. These teams have been shown to be cost effective and scalable to urban, rural, and isolated areas. She has attracted Geriatric Medicine residents wishing to learn how to develop geriatric programs in underserviced communities. As a result of her tireless efforts, the Central East region now has nine geriatricians, where a decade ago there was only one.
Previously appointed the Seniors Lead Physician for the Central East Region, Dr. Ingram has been recognized by the research organization C5R, the OMA and Trent University for her outstanding community service and excellence in research and care.
A relentless advocate for improvements in health care delivery for all seniors, Dr. Ingram has a special place in her heart for those families who are living with dementia.