Trained in Calgary and Kingston, Dr. Ward returns to his hometown of Victoria where he operates a full-time family practice. His clinic interests are in complex care and geriatric medicine. He is the Medical Director of Eagle Creek, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine, University of British Columbia, and a member of the Executive for the Victoria Medical Society. He also currently runs and operates the Victoria Botox® Clinic.
Dr. Simcoff has enjoyed practicing family medicine including maternity care for over 16 years. He completed his medical degree and residency at the University of Manitoba. He practiced in Selkirk, Manitoba before moving to Victoria in 2008. In his spare time, Dr. Simcoff loves spending time with his family, kayaking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Dr. Elnagmy enjoys working as a family physician with a special interest in chronic diseases and coming up with individual treatment plans for his patients to achieve the best outcome. He graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Cairo University in Egypt where he was born and raised. He completed his training and practiced full-scope family medicine in Qatar before moving to Victoria with his young family. Outside of work, he loves spending time with his family and traveling.
Rene is a Family Nurse Practitioner and completed her Master of Nursing degree in Alberta. She recently moved to Victoria from Calgary with her husband and young son. She is originally from South Africa and moved to Alberta in 2004. Before obtaining her Nurse Practitioner certification, she worked as a Registered Nurse in women’s health, the Emergency Department and HealthLink. She is looking forward to providing primary care for all ages but also has a special passion for women’s and maternity health.
Dr. Velikovsky was born and raised in Victoria. After completing medical school and residency in the US she returned home with her husband to start her full scope family medicine practice. She enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has a special interest in chronic diseases and women’s health. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.
Dr. Zabakolas was born and raised in New York. He completed medical school and residency in the US and practiced full scope family medicine there prior to moving to Victoria with his wife. He has a special interest in metabolic diseases and addressing them through lifestyle modification. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring Vancouver island with his family.
Dr. Turpin has been practicing in Victoria for the last 7 years. She operates a full-scope family practice at Eagle Creek Medical Clinic.
Courtney is a Family Nurse Practitioner and completed her Master of Nursing – Nurse Practitioner at the University of Victoria. Courtney is born and raised in Victoria, also completing her Bachelor of Science Nursing at the University of Victoria, but spent several years living in Vancouver. As a Registered Nurse, Courtney has worked at the Royal Jubilee Hospital in Adult General Medicine & Oncology and at BC Children’s Hospital in Pediatric Specialty Medicine. She enjoys working with individuals of all ages to reach their goals of health. When she is not at the clinic, you can find Courtney enjoying the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Andrea Buchan graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Science of Nursing. She spent many enjoyable years working on the Woman’s Health and Surgical unit at Victoria General Hospital and most recently she worked as a community health nurse. Andrea enjoys spending time in nature with her family and friends hiking, skiing and exploring the West Coast.
Originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Dr. Ahmed completed his training through the UBC Family Medicine Program here in Victoria. He has a special interest in complex care geriatrics and mental health. In addition to his residency training, Dr. Ahmed has a Masters degree in Aging and Health from Queens University and has spent three years working in the department of psychiatry. Outside of medicine, Dr. Ahmed fosters and rehabilitates animals with various organizations.
Born in England, grew up in Newfoundland, and from Manitoba - Dr. Rehal joins ECMC as a Family Medicine Resident. He is a big hockey, soccer and really into technology.
Dr. Marchand is a member of the Sylix (Okanagan) First Nation and was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He completed his undergrad in Kinesiology at McGill University and finished medical school at UBC in Vancouver. He is passionate about Family Medicine and interests include Indigenous Health, Addictions Medicine and Palliative Care. Outside of medicine, his my main interests and hobbies revolve around physical activity and sports.
Dr. Briggs grew up in 100 Mile House, BC. She completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at the University of Lethbridge and medical school at the University of Calgary. She spends her time off doing judo, trail running, skiing and learning to mountain bike. She is excited to join the team at ECMC as a Family Medicine Resident.
Originally from Ethiopia, Aziza received her Diploma in 2007 for Medical Administration Assistant in Calgary. She worked in a family physician office there for three years and subsequently moved to Victoria in 2010 and has worked in primary care clinics since this time.
Originally from New Delhi. Rinky completed a Bachelor of Science from Delhi University in 2005 and MOA certification from Camosun College in 2019. Since then, she has worked in multiple primary care clinics and has years of administration experience. Apart from work, she enjoys hiking, gardening and camping with family.
Originally from Kamloops BC, Dawn has been an MOA for the past 14 years, with experience in management. In her spare time she loves hiking, biking and camping with her family.
Ms. McCart was the ECMC Clinic Director from 2016-2021 and is now enjoying a well deserved retirement. She continues to work as a consultant for the clinic.
Alicia, Colleen, Kendra, Jada, Jhersa, Nelia, Nilla, Victoria.
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