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News, stories & information from Kootenay Boundary Division. Stay connected & follow updates on Facebook @kbdivision.


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Mindfulness Tips & Resources with Dr. Cynthia Neil

March 28th, 2024 

Local family physician & KB Mindfulness Skills Group program facilitator Dr. Cynthia Neil is passionate about mindfulness as a tool for stress reduction & wellbeing! We reached out to Dr. Cynthia to share some of her favorite tips & resources...

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2023-2024 Patient Experience Survey

November 27th, 2023 

Your Kootenay Boundary family practice clinics want to hear from you. Let us know what’s working & what can improve. Your feedback will be used to help strengthen care in clinics across our region. Find out more at take the short confidential survey...

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KB Division Annual Report 2023

Nov 9th, 2023

Check out our 2023 Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice *virtual* Annual Report. We warmly invite you to learn more about our collective impact over the past year and explore our strategic directions...

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Gender-Affirming Care Project Launches New Resources for Local Patients & Practitioners

January 26th, 2023

The Kootenay Boundary Shared Care Gender-Affirming Care project brings together local physicians, transgender advocates, allied organizations & patient partners to help strengthen gender-affirming care in our region. The project team is excited to celebrate the launch of new tools & resources...

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Dr. Belinda's Top Tips for Patients

November, 2022

These quick tips will help you get the most out of appointments with your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner. They’re great ways to make appointments more successful for you, your practitioner & your clinic...

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KB Division Annual Report 2022

October 27th, 2022

Check out our 2022 Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice *virtual* Annual Report. We warmly invite you to learn more about our collective impact over the past year and explore our strategic directions...

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Welcome UBC Family Medicine Residents 

July 21st, 2022

Join us in a warm welcome to four new resident family physicians - just arrived to begin their residencies in local Kootenay Boundary clinics...

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Chronic Pain Survey 2022

July 11th, 2022

Are you a Kootenay Boundary resident who is seeking or receiving care for mild, moderate or severe chronic pain? We'd love to hear from you!

Your input will help us continue to improve and strengthen access to pain care and supports for local patients...

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2022

June 21st, 2022

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day. A day to recognize the unique heritage, diverse cultures, & outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit, & Métis peoples in Canada.

We reached out to team members Dr. Leah Seaman (KB Cultural Safety Physician Lead) & Christy Anderson (Aboriginal Health Liaison, KB Primary Care Network, COINS) to find out how they are honoring the day & share a few ideas for celebrating...

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Emergency Preparedness

May, 2022

The best time to plan for a disaster is before it happens. Just in time for both wildfire and flooding season in the Kootenay Boundary region, we are launching an Emergency Preparedness toolkit for clinics...

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KB Cultural Safety

April, 2022

The provision of culturally safe care is one of eight attributes of the delivery of care through the Primary Care Network. Today marks the launch of *NEW* practitioner tools & resources to support and enhance our practice of Indigenous cultural safety and humility in Kootenay Boundary...


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Gratitude Shout-Out To KB's #healthcareheroes

February 14th, 2022

The pandemic has taken a toll on all of us and it's been a really long road for health care workers. This Valentine's Day community members across the KB shared messages of gratitude and support for all our local health care workers, practitioners, and teams...


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2021-2022 Patient Experience Survey

November 25th, 2021 

Your Kootenay Boundary family practice clinics want to hear from you. Let us know what’s working & what can improve. Your feedback will be used to help strengthen care in clinics across our region. Find out more at take the short confidential survey...

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KB Patient Advisory Recruiting New Members

November 7th, 2021 

The Kootenay Boundary Patient Advisory Committee & Community (PACC) is a group of passionate citizens working together to make a difference in health care in our region. The Committee brings patient voices on important issues to health care providers, leaders, and policymakers and has been providing input on health care in our region since 2018. The PACC is seeking new members. Participation is inclusive, respectful & open to all Kootenay Boundary residents.

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2021 Annual Report

October 28th, 2021 

KB Divison & Shared Care Annual Review 2020 – 2021. Learn more about our collective impact over the past year and explore our strategic directions.


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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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Report to Community
Kootenay Boundary Patient Experience Survey 

October 2020

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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Annual Report 
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice & Shared Care

October 2020

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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Nelson Daily News Article
Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice Gives Voice

May 2020

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

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Health & Wellness Feature
COVID-19 Wellness, Connection, Coping

April 2020

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

April 2020 “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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Media Release
Kootenay Boundary Doctors Urge EVERYONE To #Stay_Home

March 2020

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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Media Release
Business & Community Rally To Support Local Moms Experiencing Postpartum Challenges

March 2020

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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