Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

Dr. Lauri Ann Shearer - Bella Bella Physician Lead

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Dr. Shearer graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2000 after working as a lab technician for 13 years. The challenging allure of rural medicine brought her to Bella Bella in 2004, but she still enjoys the numerous perks of city life and maintains a residence in White Rock, BC.

For almost 15 years, Dr. Shearer has been dedicated to improving health care on the Central Coast. She is currently Medical Director of the Bella Bella Medical Clinic and R.W. Large Memorial Hospital where she practices almost full-time as a family physician in addition to her role as Physician Lead. Dr. Shearer has been instrumental in establishing specialist outreach care, ultrasound services and enhanced technology in Bella Bella. She is always looking for ways to enhance services on the Central Coast.