South Okanagan Simillkameen

Welcome to the South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice

The South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice is a membership organization, and a place for primary care providers to connect, collaborate and create positive change.

Our Division, which represents family physicians in the communities of Keremeos, Oliver, Osoyoos, Penticton, Princeton and Summerland, is a leader in the province when it comes to supporting our full-service physician network, team-based care, residential care, maternity care and many more healthcare improvements -- making the South Okanagan Similkameen a great place to practice, and a great place to live.

 

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New website highlights local maternity care options for your patients

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New website lists maternity care options such the South Okanagan Maternity Centre. Pictured are: Centre's midwife Susie Lobb, family medicine resident Dr. Emma Polle on a home visit.

It’s now much easier for expectant mothers living in Penticton and the surrounding area to choose the type of maternity care that’s right for them.
    A new website, Maternity Services in the South Okanagan Similkameen lists maternity care clinics, providers and support workers in our region including midwives, family physicians who deliver, obstetricians, doulas, public health nurses and perinatal social workers.
    The website also provides information about the type of pregnancy, birth and newborn care they each offer and how to access them.
“Having all this information in one location can help expectant mothers make the care choice that is right for them,” says Dr. Catherine Botting, noting that the website includes information for expectant mothers in communities such as Peachland and Princeton who will deliver in Penticton.
   Business cards with the website address, which can be handed out to patients, will soon be distributed to family physician offices.
  This website was created as part of a larger project, facilitated by the SOS Division of Family Practice, which brought together family physicians, midwives, obstetricians, paediatricians, patients, Interior Health and other care providers, to develop a community approach to maternity care in our region. 

 

 

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