Comox Valley

Welcome to the Comox Valley Division of Family Practice

The Comox Valley Division of Family Practice brings family doctors together to identify opportunities for improving the delivery of local health care. We are committed to achieving meaningful change that benefits patients, doctors, and our community as a whole.


Walk With Your Doctor 2019 - Thanks for making the walks successful!

We had beautiful weather for both Walks - Courtenay May 7 and Comox May 9 - with over 70 in
attendance including family doctors and their patients.

Thank you to everyone who came out and made this event such a success!

We would also like to thank:

  • representatives from the City of Courtenay and Comox Recreational departments who supported
    us again this year and provided rec centre passes for our prizes;
  • Kelly MacKenzie, an Exercise Physiologist from Comox Physiotherapy Clinic, for providing a fun
    warm-up at both events;
  • Christopher Bate and Nick Chowdhury from K’omoks Valley Community Health Network representatives,
    who shared information about the Network’s focus areas.

We appreciate all your on-going support!

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Congratulations to Dr. Alex Nataros, Team Port Augusta
Clinic
, for walking with the most patients! Dr. Nataros
will receive a bundle of Comox Community centre recreation passes to provide to his patients.

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Congratulations to Seacove Medical Clinic for overall participation numbers – patients, staff, FPs, and pets!

They’ll received $250 towards a catered lunch at their clinic.

 

We hope patients continue on their path to healthy living following this great start! 

The benefits of walking are: 

  • Lose weight. A 30 minute brisk walk can burn about 150 extra calories a day.
    The more you walk and the quicker your pace, the more calories you’ll burn.
  • Boost your immune system. Walking has the power to lower your risk of
    getting high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
  • Look and feel younger. Yes, by walking every day your quality of sleep
    will improve. You will feel more energized and feel less stress.
  • Become smarter. Our brains naturally shrink as we get older but some studies
    show that walking can halt that trend. Regular exercise preserves the memory and learning part of your brain by increasing blood flow that nourishes tissue.

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Honorary mention goes to Teams Southwood, Comox, and Highland Clinics!

Physical activity is an important determinant of health in our community. The adoption of an active lifestyle not only depends upon individual motivations and attitudes towards exercise and physical fitness, individual efforts to adopt healthy behaviours are made easier or harder by forces within the community. Income, options, and where people live are all critical factors that contribute to our ability to engage in physical fitness. People and organizations in our community are working together, to address some of the barriers to physical activity in order to promote health and wellness and improve health outcomes for everyone in the Comox Valley. The WWYD event is a creative first step towards creating the change we want to see.

For more information contact Dr. Ron Wilson or Lyndsey Jennings.


Enhancing Perinatal Care in the Comox Valley

Through Shared Care’s Partners in Care initiative, the Comox Valley Division is collaborating with Perinatal Services BC on an extensive project to assess maternity care needs in our area and has created solutions to address some of the gaps.

Read the latest edition of the Shared Care in the Comox Valley Newsletter. We encourage you to share this newsletter with anyone you think might be interested in the work we are doing.

Please contact me with any questions or comments:

DO THINK YOU ARE PREGNANT? ​Visit the Comox Valley Maternity Care Pathway to ​find out what steps you should take next »

Physician Recruitment

If you are a physician looking for a permanent practice: 

  • Review ​the current list of opportunities
  • EMAIL the ​our Recruitment Coordinator ​and discuss your ​particular career path
  • Visit www.islanddocs.ca to learn about opportunities throughout VI. Eight VIDivisions and IH partnered ​to provide a portal whereby family physicians can connect with community information, job opportunities, and Recruitment Coordinators across the island.

If you are a physician looking for locum opportunities:

  • Review ​the current list of opportunities
  • EMAIL the ​our Recruitment Coordinator ​to be placed on the Physicians Seeking Locums list - sent out monthly - and to discuss your availability and scheduling needs. 

Find out more about living, working, and playing in this diverse community and ​EMAIL our Recruitment Coordinator for more information. 


New Physician Practices Accepting New Patients:

Dr. Laxman Pradhan, Cottage Medical Clinic
Address: 559 6th St, Courtenay, Courtenay
Phone: 250-338-1391  |  Fax: 250-338-2385
Accepting new patients: : YES
Dr. Laxman Pradhan, a Return of Service physician, has joined Cottage Medical Clinic in downtown Courtenay. Dr. Pradhan’s general practice is open for new patients who can register by calling, faxing, or dropping by the clinic.

Dr. Ewan Roddie, Port Augusta Family Practice
Address: Units 5&6, 215 Port Augusta St, Comox
Phone: 250-941-1194 | Fax: 250 941 1193
Accepting new patients: : YES
Dr. Ewan Roddie is a new family physician at Port Augusta Clinic in Comox. This clinic is affiliated with the Crown Isle Clinic in Courtenay. Patients can register online at portaugustaclinic.com, by fax 250-941-1193 and by dropping into the clinic at unit 5&6 215 Port Augusta Street, Comox or can contact the clinic by email at registercipa@gmail.com

Dr. Alex Nataros, Port Augusta Family Practice
Address: Units 5&6, 215 Port Augusta St, Comox
Phone: 250-941-1194 | Fax: 250 941 1193
Accepting new patients: : YES
Dr. Alex Nataros is a new family physician at Port Augusta Clinic in Comox. This clinic is affiliated with the Crown Isle Clinic in Courtenay. Patients can register online at portaugustaclinic.com, by fax 250-941-1193 and by dropping into the clinic at unit 5&6 215 Port Augusta Street, Comox or can contact the clinic by email at registercipa@gmail.com


For a full list of family practice and walk-in clinics in the Comox Valley, visit Our Clinics.


All Division websites have been moved to a new platform. Please contact either Lyndsey Jennings (ljennings@divisionsbc.ca) or Judy Darby (jdarby@divisionsbc.ca) with any questions or concerns.


 

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