physicians

A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope. In B.C. more than a quarter of adults don’t have a family physician. Those who do have one say it’s hard to get in. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle0

More than 60% of B.C. adults have no family doctor or poor access to one: poll

Of those who do have a family doctor, just 7% say they have easy access to them

 

A doctor examines a patient with a stethoscope in her doctor’s office. In B.C., some family doctors are calling for a switch from the current payment model that compensates them per patient, to one that compensates them regardless of the time they spend with each person. CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Thomas Kienzle

B.C. family doctors say time-based payment model one way to create less stress, better care

Current fee-for-service model pays doctors per patient regardless of how long they spend with them

 

Dozens display signs at the BC Health Care Matters rally on May 19, 2022, at the legislature for World Family Doctor Day. (Evert Lindquist/News Staff)

B.C. family doctor shortage sees hundreds rally in Victoria

1 in 5 lack general practitioner in B.C., 100,000 in Greater Victoria

 

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)

Longtime Williams Lake surgeon resigns over Interior Health admin changes

Dr. Dan Brosseuk has lived and worked in Williams Lake for the past 27 years

Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake has lost one of its senior surgeons. (Williams Lake Tribune file photo)
Physician assistant Joanna Chan, left, assists plastic surgeon Dr. Michel Gallant, right, with the placement of a skin graft to a child’s head during an operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a 2018 handout photo. Chan was part of a medical team with the organization Team Broken Earth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Team Broken Earth

Plan for associate physicians in British Columbia is stalled by pandemic

Potential candidates sidelined as pressure grows on health-care system

Physician assistant Joanna Chan, left, assists plastic surgeon Dr. Michel Gallant, right, with the placement of a skin graft to a child’s head during an operation in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a 2018 handout photo. Chan was part of a medical team with the organization Team Broken Earth. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Team Broken Earth
Greater Victoria physicians stand atop the pedestrian overpass over the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich on Wednesday morning, calling for an end to construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Doctors groups here, in Vancouver and Seattle staged events July 28 in solidarity, citing the effects of climate change. (Photo by Magritte Gordaneer)

Greater Victoria physicians group likens pipeline expansion to addiction

Doctors greet motorists on Pat Bay Highway during morning commute

Greater Victoria physicians stand atop the pedestrian overpass over the Pat Bay Highway in Saanich on Wednesday morning, calling for an end to construction on the Trans Mountain pipeline project. Doctors groups here, in Vancouver and Seattle staged events July 28 in solidarity, citing the effects of climate change. (Photo by Magritte Gordaneer)
Removing more of the red tape that puts up barriers for general and nurse practitioners to practise in B.C. could alleviate some of the wait list and availability issues curently plaguing the province, says a University of Victoria nursing school trainer. (Black Press Media file photo)

Contracted practitioners in Saanich help reduce waitlist for sexual health exams

Island Sexual Health tweaks its model to address urgent need in community

Removing more of the red tape that puts up barriers for general and nurse practitioners to practise in B.C. could alleviate some of the wait list and availability issues curently plaguing the province, says a University of Victoria nursing school trainer. (Black Press Media file photo)
A Victoria-based orthopedic surgeon has been reprimanded after using sexualized language during a surgical consult with a pre-teen patient. (Pixabay)

Victoria doctor fined and reprimanded for calling pre-teen patient a ‘loose woman’

Dr. Bruce Taro Yoneda admitted to using sexualized language in surgical consult

A Victoria-based orthopedic surgeon has been reprimanded after using sexualized language during a surgical consult with a pre-teen patient. (Pixabay)
Greater Victoria is still short on doctors, even as primary care gains importance in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)

Pandemic is a time for ‘blue sky thinking’ on B.C. doctor shortage, expert says

Greater Victoria still plagued by ongoing shortage of family physicians

Greater Victoria is still short on doctors, even as primary care gains importance in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Unsplash)
A B.C. man decided to create a website to help people find family doctors accepting patients. Because Victoria is considered high-demand, clinic openings can’t be posted publicly. (Unsplash)

Greater Victoria in high-demand on website that connects B.C. residents with doctors

Nanaimo man started project to help people find family physicians accepting patients

A B.C. man decided to create a website to help people find family doctors accepting patients. Because Victoria is considered high-demand, clinic openings can’t be posted publicly. (Unsplash)
A new urgent and primary care centre in Saanich will provide South Island residents without a family physician with access to same-day and ongoing primary care. (Pixabay photo)

New urgent, primary care health centre opens in Saanich come November

North Quadra area facility to provide same-day, ongoing care for folks without family doctors

A new urgent and primary care centre in Saanich will provide South Island residents without a family physician with access to same-day and ongoing primary care. (Pixabay photo)
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