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Oceanside Division of Family Practice

The Oceanside Division of Family Practice represents family physicians in a collection of 12 friendly and small communities, stretching from the Parksville/Qualicum Beach areas along the sheltered Strait of Georgia on Vancouver Island's eastern shore, to Nanoose Bay in the south and Deep Bay in the North - we even encompass inland areas including Cathedral Grove and Horne Lake, as well as the historic town of Coombs.  Parksville-Qualicum Beach is thoroughly equipped with modern emergency service infrastructures, including our fabulous new Urgent Care facility, the Oceanside Health Centre.  With on average 2,047 hours of brilliant sunshine every year, it's one of the best places in Canada to live, work and play!

The Oceanside Division of Family Practice, formed in 2010, is a local non-profit society of community-based primary care physicians.  The Division gives local physicians an opportunity to work collaboratively with Island Health, the GPSC, and the Ministry of Health to identify health care needs in the local community and develop solutions to meet those needs. 

Our members work together to:
  • Increase family practitioner influence on health care delivery in our region.
  • Enhance professional satisfaction to general practitioners.
  • Improve patient care in our area.

Need a Doctor?

There ​is currently one family doctor taking patients in Oceanside:
(updated October 17th, 2017)

Dr. Mirka Owen
Parksville Medical Clinic

To fill out an application to get care, please visit Parksville Medical Clinic in person.

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Establishing your medical practice in Qualicum Beach and Parksville

Open your practice,and create your new life, in a place where nature will nurture your spirit.  In a place where your children can still climb trees and play ball hockey in the street. Where your downtime is enshrined and sacred.  And where buying a home is still affordable enough to allow you to breathe that fresh sea air.  Discover the value of pricelessness, here on the east coast of stunning Vancouver Island, in the Oceanside region of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, British Columbia.

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Contact Us

General Queries/Information:
Amber Hanscomb, Administrative Assistant
Phone:  (250) 937-1640
Fax:  888-977-3318

Sharon Todd, Operations and Recruitment Co-ordinator
Phone:  (250) 937-0611

Mailing Address:
Oceanside Division of Family Practice
PO Box 626 Parksville, BC V9P 2G7

2016-2017 Board of Directors

Dr. ​Peter Haslett -Co-Chair
Dr. ​Clair Biglow - Co-Chair
Dr. Catherine Edge- Treasurer
NP Rosemary Graham - Secretary
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