Dr. Holowaty is a graduate of the University  of Toronto, where she completed a PhD in Molecular Virology in 2004,  and an MD in 2008. She completed her family medicine training at the  University of Toronto from the rural medicine residency program in  January of 2011. 

She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Queen's  University and Lecturer at the University of Ottawa in the Departments  of Family Medicine. She is a Certificant of the International Society of  Addiction Medicine and a Diplomate (2017) of the Canadian Academy of  Pain Management.  

She is a member of the Addiction  Medicine Program Committee of the CFPC. She is currently working on a Master's Degree in Palliative Care from the University of Maryland and Acupuncture credentialing from the University of New England.



Dr. Holowaty and her staff offer full family medicine care  including women's health (including all forms of birth control and prenatal care), care of children, the elderly and home and hospice based palliative care at end of life.   

She has special interests in chronic  pain, addiction medicine and palliative care. She prescribes suboxone and  methadone for the treatment of opiate use disorder, medical treatments  for alcohol use disorder, and provides treatment for hepatitis C.

 The Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinic for all chemical addictions now operates all day on Tuesdays from 830 AM to 5 PM on a walk in basis. You do not need a referral or an appointment. Note we are closed from 12-1. 

Chronic pain consultations are booked on Fridays and do require a referral.


Marmora Medical Centre/Central Hastings FHT

 We work with some amazing health care providers:

- phlebotomist on site for blood taking
- registered nurse with special interest in foot care

- nurse practitioners with interests in diabetes, chronic pain, and lung health
- STOP smoking counseling and nicotine replacement through CAMH funding

- dietician
- mental health therapist

- two other MDs in Marmora and four in Madoc complement the team to provide  after hours coverage for all rostered patients of the family health team


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Dr. Holowaty provides advanced access booking - this means you book in for the same day you are sick.  Dedicated family practice hours are 930-530 Mondays and Thursdays.  Access one on one health information seven days a week through Health Myself portal sign up.  All we need is your email address to send you an invite. All patients who sign up before January 2020 have lifetime access to this service with Dr. Holowaty for FREE.  Learn more at https://healthmyself.ca/patients/.

Dr. Melissa Holowaty

1 Madoc Street, PO Box 520, Marmora, ON K0K 2M0

(613) 472-2552




After hours clinics operate 5 nights per week. All patients of Dr. Holowaty's that are rostered to her are able to access care in the evenings, either in Marmora or in Madoc at the Tri-Area Medical Centre. The clinics operate on a first come first served basis. See the CHFHT website or call the clinic answering service at 613-472-2552 to find out where the clinic is each weeknight.