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  • Community Information

    Gibsons is among the larger communities of the Sunshine Coast, a region whose namesake derives from the considerable sunshine it receives. The relaxed style, stunning natural beauty and year-round recreational opportunities of the area make it a highly desirable place to take root. Its close proximity to Vancouver gives residents the chance to experience city life, and return home, all on the same day.

    Gibsons, known as the gateway to the Sunshine Coast, is a thriving oceanside community slated to double its population of 4,000 over the next 25 years. Originally part of the territory of the Squamish Nation, present day Gibsons is known worldwide as the scenic filming location for the long-running television series The Beachcombers. Temperatures average 4 degrees Celsius in the winter and 17 degrees Celsius in the summer.

    INDUSTRY:
    While resource industries such as forestry, mining and fishing have long played a prominent role in the Sunshine Coast economy, today there is considerable growth in tourism, the arts and high tech.

    • Population

      Town Population: 
      4,437 (BC Stats, 2011 Census)

      Patient Catchment: 10,000

      Ages of Population:
      0-17: 16.0%
      18-24: 7.5%
      25-64: 55.2%
      65+: 21.2% (BC Stats, 2010 Figures for Sunshine Coast)

    • Health Administrative Information

      Health Authority: Vancouver Coastal Health
      Health Service Delivery Area: North Shore/Coast Garibaldi
      Regional District: Sunshine coast
      Rural Designation: RSA community
      RRP Designation: C

    • Practitioners + Clinic information

      General Practitioners: 18, + 1 Specialty Practise (www.cpsbc.ca)

      Clinics

      Gibsons Medical Clinic

      1100 Sunshine Coast Highway

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8

      P: 604 886-2868

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am - 5 pm, Sat 9 am - 12 noon

      Unbounded Naturopathic Medical Clinic

      938 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8

      P: 604 886-2058


    • Health Centre Info

      Gibsons Medical Clinic

      Unit 211 – 1100 Sunshine Coast Highway

      Gibsons, BC V0N 1V8

      P: 604-886-2868 | F: 604-886-9716

      www.gibsonsmedicalassociates.net

      Referral Hospital: Lions Gate Hospital (North Vancouver)

    • Anaesthetics

      This community has anaesthesia services (GP Anesthesia).


    • Maternity

      This community provides obstetrical services, averaging 300 deliveries per year.

      Coast Midwifery

      Box 95

      Roberts Creek, BC, V0N 2W0

      P: 604 885-8828 | F: 604 885-7402


    • Lab services

      LifeLabs

      118-1100 Sunshine Coast Highway

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

      P: 604 886-8841

    • Pharmacy

      Howe Sound Pharmacy

      RR#8, 825 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8

      P: 604 886-3365 | F: 604 886-3052

      Howe Sound Pharmacy Annex

      RR#9, 1 – 703 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V9

      P: 604 886-3365 | F: 604 886-3052

      London Drugs #61

      Sunnycrest Mall

      #1 – 900 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V7

      P: 604 886-5710 | F: 604 886-5713

    • Extended Care

      Christenson Village

      585 Shaw Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

      P: 604 886-8747

    • Home Nursing

      Gibsons Health Unit

      Box 78, 494 South Fletcher Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

      P: 604 886-5600 | F: 604 886-2250

      Ambulatory Home Care Nursing Clinics

      841 Kiwanis Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V9

      P: 604 741-0726

      We Care North Vancouver

      TFP: 1 888 592-1122 | F: 604 980-6351

    • Dietetics

      Gibsons Health Unit

      Box 78, 494 South Fletcher Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

      P: 604 886-5600 | F: 604 886-2250

    • Diabetic Nurse Educator

      Gibsons Medical Clinic

      Diabetes Clinic

      1100 Sunshine Coast Highway

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8

      P: 604 886-2868

      Hrs: Mon-Fri 9 am – 5 pm, Sat 9 am – 12 noon

    • Physiotherapy

      Gibsons Physiotherapy Clinic

      RR#7, 106 – 938 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V7

      P: 604 886-6666

      Goldring Felicity Physiotherapy

      RR#10, 1092 Rosamund Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V3

      P: 604 741-7374

    • Mental Health and Addictions

      CYMH Gibsons

      206 – 938 Gibsons Way

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V7

      P: 604 886-5525

      Gibsons Health Unit

      Box 78, 494 South Fletcher Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

      P: 604 886-5600 | F: 604 886-2250

    • Social workers

      Cathy McCurdy RSW

      1599 Grandview Road

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V5

      P: 604 741-4065

  • Public Health Dental Services

    Vancouver Coastal Health

    Box 78, 494 South Fletcher Road

    Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

    P: 604 886-5623

    Gibsons – Sunshine Coast Youth Clinic

    494 Fletcher Road South

    Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V0

    P: 604 886-5600

    Hrs: Mon 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm – drop-in. Call for appointment during other times.

    Services Available: STI testing, treatment and counselling, HIV counselling, testing and referral, pregnancy testing, birth control information, emergency contraception, pap smears, needle exchange, TB skin testing.

    • Practice Site Information

      Gibsons Medical Clinic

      211-1100 Sunshine Coast Highway

      Gibsons, BC, V0N 1V8

      P: 604 886-2868 | F: 604 886-9716

      Physician Site Coordinator(s)

      Dr. Paul Murphy

      Practice Profile

      The Gibsons Medical Clinic has 13 doctors with 16 exam rooms and a treatment room.

      There are 2 part time RN’s. The clinic is on electronic medical records, with some scanned in reports.

      Most doctors work 12-20 hours of clinic time per week. The program is set up that you are mentored by a physician for 2-3 weeks.

      During that time you work their schedule. If they have admitted patients in the hospital, then you round with them in the morning. Ifthey do anesthesia or OR assists the you either help or do it yourself.You book your hours in the clinic at the same time they do.When your supervisor is on ER call you do it with them as back up.

      You follow a group of patients at a nursing home as well as do some house-calls.OB is flexible. This sort of schedule is great in that allows you to see how a number of different doctors run things and get an idea of what might be best for you when you finally have a choice.

    • Training Site Information

      Family Practice Resident Site: Yes

      Medical Resident: UBC

    • Students & Residents Perspectives

      On the Community

      “Beautiful! Like living in a postcard. There seemed to be a cute little festival on most weekends and tons of tourists…Vancouver is only a 45 minute ferry away!”

      On the Experience

      “I really enjoyed my time here. You work with a different preceptor every 2-3 weeks and get to see how they run their practice and deal with various patient presentations. I was given a lot of independence but if I needed help I never felt overwhelmed.”

      Challenges

      “Truly, the greatest challenge will not wanting to leave at the end of your time here. “

    • “Patient”

      % low: 30%

      % medium: 60%

      % high: 10%

    • Patient Load

      Practice per Day: 150

      Physician per Day: 30

      Resident per Day: 2 – 4 per hour

    • Office Set-up

      Personnel in Office: Nurses, Registered Nursing Assistants

      Does your office have a surgical suite? Yes

      Do you use a consistent charting system in your practice? Yes

      Is there a problem list on each chart? Yes

      Is there space for the resident to have an office an an examination room? Yes

      Would you expect the resident to rotate offices on a regular basis? No

      Technology:

      Billing

      Email

      Internet

      Electronic Medical Records

    • Educational Opportunities

      Hospital Rounds: Yes. Hospital Rounds in St Mary’s Hospital (Sechelt)

      CME Teleconferences: No

      Conferences: Yes, there are opportunities for conferences.

      Journal Clubs/Reading: Yes, there are opportunities for journal clubs/reading.

      Computer-based: Yes, there are opportunities for computer-based education.

    • Preceptor Physicians

      Dr. Benjamin Bauer

      Dr. Corrie Belgraver

      Dr. John Hourigan

      Dr. Robert Lehman

      Dr. James Mcfarland

      Dr. Paul Murphy- Site Coordinator

      Dr. Jennifer Phillips

      Dr. Rayna Sivakova

      Dr. Daren Spithoff

      Dr. Andrea Stinson

      Dr. Nancy Yao