Dr Jessica Otte
January 13, 2020

Nanaimo-based doctor aims to increase professional happiness for physicians while providing the best care for patients  

Dr Jessica Otte is a prime example of what a curious mind can do. 

A Nanaimo family doctor who specializes in elder care and palliative care, she...

Dr Shikha Minhas
October 3, 2019

As a palliative care physician, Dr Shikha Minhas can’t offer her dying patients miracle cures. But she can give them comfort as they pass.

With her medical expertise and compassionate manner, she has cared for hundreds of patients at Surrey Memorial Hospital during their journey at the...

Dr Cole Stanley
August 29, 2019
When opioid overdoses and deaths reached stunning proportions in 2016 and 2017, and a public health crisis was declared, Dr Cole Stanley recognized that he and his colleagues might be able to better serve their patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).   Having recently completed quality improvement...
Dr Judy Dercksen
July 10, 2019

Dr Judy Dercksen is the first to admit that trauma has made her the doctor she is today. As a family physician – she knows many physical symptoms can be manifestations or by-products of psychological damage. As she treats, she also explores all dimensions of her patients. She also personifies...

June 12, 2019

Sometimes negative events in life can become the surprising openings to brand new ways to understand, experience, and contribute to the world.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr Jeff Pike knows that well. In fact, on at least two occasions, negative events have had positive, life-changing results —...