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 primary care providers 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.

Feature story from our 2018 Fall (vol.2) newsletter

International Medical Graduate welcomed to Penticton

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Dr. Fathima Hameed will be joining Primacy Medical Clinic in Penticton

For the first time, the communities of Penticton and Summerland have qualified to hire an International Medical Graduate.
    Nine candidates applied for the position, with a shortlist of three interviewed by panel Drs. Elizabeth Watters, Leslie Lappalainen and Paul Cobbin.
  The successful candidate, Dr. Fathima Hameed, a UBC resident, will join Dr. Tertius Walters and Dr. Daniel Kilian at Primacy Medical Clinic in Penticton.
   "We both feel very fortunate to be integrating this highly qualified  physician into our practice," says Dr. Walters. "It's going to be a great way to serve our community."
 "I'm very excited about the  opportunity I have to live and work in Penticton," says Hameed. "My family and I are very thrilled to call this beautiful city our home where others only come for a vacation. I am really looking forward to serving this community  and its people."
   Keremeos and Princeton have already hired IMG physicians, with another slated to arrive in Keremeos in September 2019. To read the full newsletter: 2018 fall newsletter (vol.2).pdf


SOS Division CME and Events Calendar

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