Doctors Of BC: Our Stories

Doctors of BC: Our stories

We know the world expects a lot of physicians, an expectation of perfectionism that is impossible to maintain at all times. That’s why we need to remind British Columbians that doctors are humans too; they struggle, stress, and tire just like the rest of us. Given the hardships of the past two years, now more than ever it’s important to get this message across. That’s why we have asked our doctors to recount their personal stories through the “Doctors of BC: Our stories” campaign.

Dr Ellen Kellerhals
April 1, 2022

I have struggled with social anxiety and panic attacks much of my life. Learning to live with my anxiety has led me to explore many coping strategies through the years. Nature has always been a part of my coping methods.

When I was in medical school, I went through a particular rough...

Dr Jiwei Li and his daughters
March 18, 2022

My word of the year is ‘Telos’; what gives me meaning in my day-to-day rhythms. I am most imbued as a human when I see communities thrive. This usually happens when I hear everyone’s stories. My family comes from rather modest circumstances chastening me to thirst for stories from the...

Dr Ioana Lupu
March 3, 2022

I have been a rural family doctor for 15 years. I work in a fairly isolated Northern town, where in winter we can get temperatures that glue your eyelids together. Given that we are so far from city life, we rely on each other deeply. This is a story about how far that reliance can take us. ...