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Canadian Doctor Chooses Cranbrook

December 02, 2018

Dr. Karen Fordham could have launched her career almost anywhere after completing her residency in family practice through Nova Scotia's Dalhousie University. But she chose Cranbrook because "you can find that balance between work and life right outside your doorstep."

Rural Family Practice on Vancouver Island a Perfect Fit for Physician and Young Family

October 21, 2018

When Dr. Carrie Marshall and her family moved to Tofino they quickly learned that dressing for the rain was important. In Hawaii, where Dr. Marshall had lived since 2001, you stay inside until the rain stops. But on the western shores of Vancouver Island, you can’t wait that long. “It rains so much here you just have to embrace it,” she said. She and husband Matt Dyer now make a regular habit of putting the rain cover over the stroller to protect six-month-old Samuel, and decking two-year old Julian out in rain gear before heading off for a hike on the beach.

Embracing Life in the Okanagan

October 07, 2018

After more than 20 years of family practice in the UK, Dr. Peter Entwistle and his family were looking to emigrate. “I was dissatisfied with where medicine seemed to be going, and was very frustrated at the constraints that I felt were being put on me to provide the care that I wanted to give. Both Michelle and I wanted more opportunities for our sons,” he said

Kamloops Delivers for Canadian GP

January 23, 2018
A key factor in choosing a place to live and work for Canadian-trained family physician Dr. Alina Cribb and her husband was space. With two horses and a love of the outdoors, finding an affordable home with acreage was at the top of the priority list. "When we visited Kamloops, we found a lot of affordable options with enough acreage to accommodate our horses and give us a beautiful view as well," said Dr. Cribb.
 

Doctor and Family Find Home in BC

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." 

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