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The Power of Stories & Collaboration

October, 2021 | KB Care Feature

Dr. Rodica Janz believes in the power of stories. As a Kootenay Boundary physician with a passionate and dedicated focus on pain management, listening to and learning from her patients not only inspires her work - it’s a foundation of her practice.

By understanding each patient’s experience as the first step, she then tailors her approach to each unique chronic pain story.


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Walk With Your Doc, October 5th in Nelson!

September 23rd, 2021 | Community Event

Join your Nelson doctors and other practitioners in walking for health! Come with friends and/or the whole family to Lakeside Park for a walk along the lake before dinner. Tuesday, October 5th, 5:30-6:30pm


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Gender Affirming Care Survey:
Share Your Input To Help Enhance Care In Our Region

September 2021 | Community Survey 

We’re exploring opportunities to bring together health professionals and patients, families, friends to understand how we can better meet the needs of gender diverse people in our area. 

We’ve created a short survey to gather experiences in accessing health care, services, and supports. Input will help to determine ways in which care for people with diverse gender identities could be enhanced in Kootenay Boundary.

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Managing Chronic Pain Together:
New Tools for Local Patients & Healthcare Providers

July 2021 | Media Release

The Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice has launched a new set of tools to support patients living with chronic pain and their health care providers to easily access information on referrals, services, education, self-management support, and more... 

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Your Family Doctor Is In:
Preventative Care & The Pandemic

May 2021 | Community Health Message 

Has it been a while since your last check-up? We reached out to Dr. Dixon-Warren, local family physician at Salmo Wellness Centre, for her thoughts on the importance of continuing to seek care for all health issues during COVID-19... 

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Outdoor Activity:
A Prescription for Mental Wellness & Resilience

April 2021 | Health & Wellness Feature 

As a local family physician, Dr. Mark Szynkaruk knows a thing or two about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in supporting our overall health. He’s passionate about providing his patients with support and inspiration to incorporate physical activity into everyday life - wherever they’re at in the journey...

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October 2020 | Report to Community
Kootenay Boundary Patient Experience Survey 

1589 Kootenay Boundary patient voices on access to healthcare, quality of care, and self reported health. Explore key findings + find out about how your input is helping us continue to improve care in clinics across our region in collaboration with our healthcare partners and communities – now and into the future.

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October 2020 | Annual Report 
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice & Shared Care

What a year! We’re so grateful for the collaboration and support of our healthcare partners, members and communities. Learn more about your Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice, including project highlights from across the region in our latest Annual Report.

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May 1, 2020 | Nelson Daily News Article
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice Gives Voice

If you want to learn a little more about what the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice is all about, check out this awesome article from Jeff Sawyer at the Nelson Daily.

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April, 2020 | Health & Wellness Feature
COVID-19 Wellness, Connection, Coping

Dr. Dharma McBride is a family doctor and emergency medicine physician at Kootenay Lake Hospital. We reached out to Dharma at the outset of the pandemic for his top 3 tips on wellness, connection, and coping during these challenging times.

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April 2, 2020 | Media Release
KB Practitioners Concerned Patients Who Need Help Are Avoiding Making Appointments With Their Family Physician During COVID-19 Crisis

“It’s important for patients to know that clinics are set up to provide telephone or video conference appointments, and when necessary are still doing in-person appointments,” said Dr. Stephanie Cameron, a Family Physician in Trail BC.

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March 25, 2020 | Media Release
Kootenay Boundary Doctors Urge EVERYONE To #Stay_Home

The physicians and nurse practitioners of Kootenay Boundary Communities are on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19. Doctors cannot do this alone. What the public does now will impact the health of everyone in our communities in the weeks and months ahead. Lives depend on your actions now.

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March 13, 2020 | Media Release
Business & Community Rally To Support Local Moms Experiencing Postpartum Challenges

The Kootenay Boundary Motherwise Program offers mental health support and wellness groups to new moms experiencing postpartum challenges. The program has received a significant boost of financial support through local Shoppers Drug Marts, which is making a big difference in the lives of women and families in our region. 

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