Dr Melissa Obersholster
June 20, 2018

In addition to caring for her patients, she is a leader in recruiting physicians to Vancouver Island. “We don’t recruit a physician, we recruit a family.”


When Dr Melissa Oberholster first arrived in Nanaimo BC, straight from South Africa in January 2009, two feet of...

Dr Tom Wallace
June 6, 2018

When patients go into the hospital for surgery, everyone  — especially the patient — wants the operation to go well with no complications, a quick recovery time and a short hospital stay.

Kamloops surgeon Dr Tom Wallace is helping lead a special approach — that includes the patient as a...

Dr Peimer with patient
April 18, 2018

As a physician in South Africa, Dr Jeff Peimer blended his time between two passions - psychiatry and emergency medicine. He loved the ER for its fast-pace and medical diversity. He loved psychiatry for its careful, respectful listening, its need to ask the right questions to get to the right...

Dr Terri Aldred
March 29, 2018

Among the thousands of practicing physicians in BC are legions of unsung heroes, quietly going about their work to support their patients’ health, strengthen the medical profession, and give back to their community, with little expectation of wider recognition.

Dr Terri Aldred is...