Our Impact

For Thompson Division of Family Practice doctors, improving residential care has three elements: streamlining... read more

The Nanaimo Division of Family Practice has developed an innovative way to support local doctors in providing Suboxone treatment to... read more

A unique solution created by the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice connects patients in that region with alternative pain... read more

For Vancouver’s Dr Paul Wong, the Practice Support Program’s learning modules provide a key opportunity to keep his medical knowledge up-to-date.
“As family doctors, we are the... read more

A new health centre in Sidney is taking a team-based approach to care to support more patients with a wide range of medical needs.

The Saanich Peninsula Primary Health Care Centre Society’s... read more

The North Shore Division of Family Practice and Vancouver Coastal Health have partnered to increase access to primary care for... read more

In late spring, a group of 36 physicians, residential care facility managers & providers, nurses and Interior Health administrators from nine residential care facilities across seven Kootenay... read more

The Mission Attachment Clinic fills a gap long identified as a priority by local doctors. It helps many of the region’s residents, particularly vulnerable patients, such as those with mental... read more

People in the Penticton area who have mental health or substance use challenges are getting their lives back on track thanks to a committed, caring team made up of doctors, mental health... read more

Dr Tracy Monk is a firm believer in whole-patient care, particularly for seniors struggling with multiple health concerns and mobility challenges.

“Many of my patients who are either... read more

For Al Vernon, knowing that wife Beth has 24-hour access to a doctor as a resident of Queen's Park Care Centre provides great peace of mind.

“It gives me such assurance,” says Mr Vernon. “I... read more

Dr Sarah Olson nurtured a passion for the birth and delivery process even before she became a mother herself. Her love of obstetrics is evident as she discusses her practice while rocking her own... read more

Dr Kevin Martin says he isn’t a natural leader, yet he found himself in a leadership position after joining the Oceanside Division’s board.

 “I was frustrated with the system in the local... read more

Some people are born to lead, and some have leading thrust upon them. Dr   Jennifer Moore puts herself in the latter category.

In the past, she hadn’t really... read more

Student health is linked to educational success, but  as many as 60 per cent of youth who are worried  about a health issue do not consult a health care  provider and avoid going to a doctor’s... read more

Dr Eamonn Rogers considers obstetrics to be a highlight of medical care. That’s why he wanted intense obstetrics training before he set up a private practice.

“I like that it’s usually a... read more

In Chilliwack, vulnerable patients without a family  doctor are getting comprehensive primary care at  the Chilliwack Primary Care Clinic (CPCC), resulting  in fewer visits to the emergency room... read more

Mothers-to-be and new moms in Hope now have better access to pre- and post-natal care closer to home.

Thanks to enhancements to the scope, services and capacity of the program made through... read more

One of the main challenges for patients residential care facilities across the province is getting timely onsite care. Elderly residents often end up being transferred to the emergency department... read more

Like many communities around BC, the South Okanagan region has faced significant challenges in meeting the medical needs of seniors in residential care.  A significant reason for this trend is... read more

Providing the best possible care to elderly people in residential care facilities presents a variety of challenges. Enabling good communication and consistent care between health care providers is... read more

When a patient in residential care needs medical attention, facility staff need to connect with a physician as quickly as possible which often proved difficult.  Staff in Chilliwack residential... read more

How do you enhance residential care for seniors when your physician population is already stretched to capacity? It’s a question the Abbotsford medical community struggled with for several years... read more

Drs Nigel Myers and Sheila Bowling of Village Medical Clinic in Fort Langley have used EMRs in their practice for about 10 years. They quickly learned that the technology could help them provide... read more

As leaders in primary health care, family physicians work in a wide range of partnerships to offer and support timely and accessible patient care. And, family physicians are keenly aware of the... read more

After practising family medicine for more than 20 years, Dr Megan O’Keefe chose to expand the scope of her services to include primary maternity care. She enrolled in the R3 Enhanced skills... read more

Sean Ebert hosts some of the most popular gatherings in Vanderhoof. Lately, the busy family doctor is even being stopped on the street by people wanting to know when his next gathering will be.... read more

Fort Langley family doctor Andre van Wyk has always tried to follow a proactive care model in his practice, but he recently made some... read more

Dr Daphne Tam has a busy Vancouver family practice that includes many patients whose first language is Mandarin or Cantonese. Tam is able to communicate with these patients in their native... read more

For some physicians, learning new skills to treat patients can be a game changer. That’s the case for Kelowna family physician Dr Jim Ketch. Learning how to more effectively treat patients with... read more

Talking about death is difficult, especially for physicians who need to discuss planning for the end with patients. Dr Marnie Jacobsen of... read more

If you have a pressing medical issue and can’t get in to see your family doctor, you’ll most likely go to a walk-in clinic or your nearest emergency room. One doctor in Powell River is taking... read more