March 23, 2017
For Dr. Johan van Heerden, moving to British Columbia from South Africa was pretty straightforward. He found Health Match BC through a quick Google search, sent an email and "within 12 hours I heard back. Things went smoothly from there: work, housing, car, everything was fairly easy to organize."
November 29, 2016
Dr. Bbandama Makwati took a very unique route to arrive at the medical clinic in Castlegar, British Columbia (BC): from Zambia, to China, the USA, and South Africa before settling in Castlegar. One might ask, of all the choices available to his family, why did Castlegar top the list?
"My family is the most important thing to me," said Dr. Makwati. "We love nature and we wanted a place that had lots of opportunities for the whole family. We looked at many places but when we thought about Castlegar, my wife and I both had the same feeling: Castlegar feels like home. And for my career, I was looking for a place where I could do both general practice and emergency medicine that had lots of continuing professional development opportunities – Castlegar has it all."
November 08, 2016
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September 12, 2016
Dr. Khati Hendry and her spouse, Sally Kilburg, made the move from California to British Columbia (BC) in 2004. Knowing that they wanted to relocate to Canada and stay on the west coast, the couple visited a number of places throughout BC looking for the best match.
Dr. Hendry added that she made the move to Canada so she could “really be able to practise medicine and enjoy it, versus being caught up in the nightmare of US health care politics.”
The couple considered the type of practice, the amenities of the towns, the general ambience and most importantly, finding a place where they could happily live. They settled on Summerland as the best place to establish Dr. Hendry’s family practice.
August 25, 2016
After 14 years in a family practice clinic in the small town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire in England, Dr. Ockelford was ready for a change. He said he felt new government-imposed policies had changed the scope and tenor of family practice in the UK: “I was starting to taste a bit of burnout, because of the various pressures that were placed upon us.”
“I love what I do, I love being a GP. I love looking after people, and I didn’t want the last 15 years of my working life going to work resenting my job.”