divisions of family practice

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...

November 14, 2017

BC doctors are always looking to improve the way care is provided, particularly to our aging population. One area of concern is the complex disease of dementia. Geriatricians Drs Leena Jain and Michael Peter O'Connor through funding from the Specialist Services Committee, a joint partnership of...

Rural Stories
October 4, 2017

Contending with challenges including weather, geography, limited resources, and services available only at a distance, health care providers in rural and remote communities have long relied on creative thinking when it comes to providing effective patient care. In a new collection of stories,...

Video Series: Why Your Emotional Health Matters
September 7, 2017

Most people experience daily stress. Although we realize the importance of mental health and emotional wellness, some need support to identify and manage the stress they experience. Thanks to the work of the Burnaby Division of Family Practice, physicians now have a resource to help empower...

November 14, 2016

BC’s doctors are taking a leadership role and working in partnership with government, Health Authorities and others to help bring new family physicians to our province.

With the launch of the new website PracticeinBC.ca, it is easier than ever for doctors, residents and students within...