Where are all the family doctors

Pique: Having one's own doctor holds numerous benefits. They know your particular constellation of ailments, you develop a rapport, and you don't have to explain your issues to a new doctor every time you visit the clinic. Moreover, research has shown that access to family physicians leads to better health outcomes for patients and cost savings for healthcare systems. Yet like other communities across the country, Whistler had a dearth of family doctors even before the current health crisis, counting about 10 operating in the community (with some working on a part-time basis or splitting their time between family practice and emergency room care).

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