Thanks to healthcare changes, Northeastern Ontario might start getting more doctors. The area is now zoned a high-needs physician region thanks to work carried out by the North East Local Health Integration Network. This means a doctor looking to practice under the umbrella of a family health network or organizations has to work in a high needs area. The LHIN says getting the designation is the key to future physician recruitment for the northeast. About 12 percent of the population in Northeastern Ontario doesn`t have a family doctor.