The Bulkley Valley Witset Primary Care Network (PCN) hosted their official opening on July 20th & 21st, 2023 with a Celebration & Tour.
They say that laughter is the best medicine, and we certainly get a big dose when it comes to The Boon Docs. No, we are not referring to a group of Family Doctors that work in our rural, geographically distant communities, but rather to a series of comics that bring humour to practicing rural medicine in a small town.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a treatment program for people who are living with long-term lung disease conditions that cause shortness of breath, usually associated with fatigue, that is worsened by movement. It is an education and exercise training program that teaches people with chronic lung disease how to breathe and move around better with less shortness …
Dr. Gregory Linton is one of the recent recipients of the College Coin, a way for the BC College of Family Physicians to honour family physicians who deserve recognition for their work.
Dr. Onoura Odoh of Houston, BC is awarded the new Rural Community Impact Award.
Dr. Caroline Shooner, family doctor at the Xaayda Gwaay Ngaaysdll Naay, Haida Gwaii Hospital and Health Centre in Queen Charlotte, BC was recently presented the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada (SRPC) 2021 Rural Community Impact Award for her meaningful work on Haida Gwaii, home to the Haida First Nations.
After finishing her degree, Dr. Daphne Hart came on holidays to B.C. — and then never really left.
Dr. Morton models healthy work-home life balance through biking, meditation and yoga, travel, and cultivating healthy relationships.
The Terrace Women’s Wellness Group which provides support for women’s reproductive health in BC’s Pacific Northwest – is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence for Team-based Rural Maternity Care. This interprofessional team consists of Ob/Gyns, Drs. Dawid Janse van Rensburg and Kirsti Ziola, family physicians Drs. Carla Gemeinhardt, Amy Passmore, and Jacobus Strydom, and registered midwife Bethany Nash.
The new SMITHERS ASSESSMENT CLINIC provides an opportunity for high risk, non-emergency patients who are COVID-19 positive to safely see a family physician in person for an assessment. The clinic’s services range from physical assessments to home visits to care for non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients.