South Okanagan Similkameen Division of Family Practice




One of only two cities in the world situated between two lakes, Penticton is the largest urban centre in the South Okanagan with a population of 44,000 people.

The city is 63kms from Kelowna and just 55 minutes from Vancouver by air. 

Penticton Regional Hospital  provides core medical and surgical services to the region and includes a 24/7 emergency department,155 inpatient beds, pharmacy, medical imaging, laboratory, and numerous outpatient clinics.

Our network of primary care includes more than 60 family physicians, nurse practitioners, and allied health providers working in a variety of settings: traditional family practices, a mental health/substance use clinic, Foundry Penticton youth centre, Penticton Indian Band health centre, long term care facilities, hospice, and Penticton Regional Hospital.

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Practice in Penticton

  • Collegial call groups for weekend and holiday coverage
  • Community-wide Doctor of the Day after-hours call (1 in 40)
  • Regular CME delivered by the PRH Medical Staff Association + the Division of Family Practice
  • Teaching opportunities with UBC Okanagan South Family Medicine Residency program
  • 24/7access to a wide variety of specialists 
  • Incentives and support for long term care


Clinics + Opportunities       

  • Ponderosa Primary Care Centre
  • Fairview Medical Clinic
  • Primacy Medical Clinic
  • Sage Medical Clinic
  • Peach City Medical Clinic
  • Apple Plaza Clinic
  • Martin Street Outreach Centre
  • White Clinic Associates
  • South Okanagan Maternity Centre
  • Dr. Alex Pugachev
  • Dr. Jack Kooy
  • Carmi Professional Building practices
    • Dr. Richard Tatham
    • Drs. Ingram, Frasinski, & Wren
  • Dr. David Paisley
  • Dr. Ron Gans
  • Dr. Laura Hodgson


  • Penticton Indian Band Clinic


  • Foundry Penticton
  • Options Sexual Health Clinic


Locum opportunities at Penticton clinics are posted on the BC Family Doctors website.