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DR. TOM BIELBY, MD

Born in the North East of England, Dr. Tom Bielby completed his Medical training in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He spent time further specialising in Acute Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine in the West Midlands in the U.K. before starting his specialization training in Family Medicine.  During this time, he met his future wife, who was a Canadian Doctor working in the same hospital.  Following the birth of their second child they made the decision to emigrate to Canada with the aim of taking advantage of all the Okanagan has to offer across all four seasons.  When not working, you will likely find them either Hiking or Biking, and if you ever happen to see him on a ski hill, he'd advise you give him a wide berth.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

 

DR. BRONWYN CARROLL, MD

Dr. Carroll Joined Hillside Medical Clinic in September 2018. She provides care for patients in office only. She works Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8-3.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

Kelowna - Glenmore (Hillside Medical Clinic)

DR. CLYDE HAYWARD, MD

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Primary Specialty: Hospitalist

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

DR. HENRY IREDIA, MD

Dr. Iredia joined Hillside Medical in August 2018. He does walk in clinic, family practice and long term care. He works, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

DR. CHRISTOPHER KIPNIS, MD

Dr. Kipnis is a family physician and has been practicing medicine for over 30 years. He is interested in sports medicine and is am involved in teaching medical students. He speaks a small amount of spanish. 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

DR. BRIAN MACKAY, MD

Dr. Brian Mackay joined Hillside Medical Clinic in April 2019. He provides care for patients in office and at long term care facilities. He also teaches family physician residents at the clinic. He works at Hillside Medical Clinic on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 9am and 5pm. 

 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

DR. WILLEM VANDENBERG, MD

Dr Will Vandenberg joined Hillside Medical Clinic in April 2020. He obtained his medical degree in South Africa and moved to Canada in 1991. He did post-graduate training at the University of Manitoba and subsequently practised Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology for many years in several provinces before moving to B.C.  Following a number of years working in Whistler he settled in the Okanagan Valley, which actually was the intention all along. 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans

250.763.6322

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

 
Kelowna - Pandosy

DR. JOANNA BIELBY, MD

Dr. Joanna Bielby was born in Poland but lived most of her life in Edmonton, Alberta. She attended the University of Alberta where she studied Molecular and Medical genetics. After completing her undergraduate degree, she moved to Poznan, Poland where she completed medical school. Shortly afterward she moved to England to complete her foundation and GP training. She, along with her two amazing young boys and husband, moved to Kelowna in 2020 to start a new adventure. She enjoys exploring in the mountains, biking through the area, fishing on the lakes and skiing at Big White! 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Polish

778.738.3199

3039 Pandosy St

Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S2

DR. ALISHA GRAY, MD

Dr. Alisha Gray was born Saskatoon, SK and grew up in Kelowna, BC where she completed her undergraduate training in Biology at UBCO. She attended medical school at Western University in London, ON and returned to Kamloops for her residency training. Her husband is a teacher at RSS and they have four young boys aged 4 and under, which keeps her very busy! When she does have free time, she enjoys running, hiking with her family and anything water-related! She has been working for 3 years as a community family physician but would like to expand her practice over time to include long term care and possibly palliative care or Addictions medicine. 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.738.3199

3039 Pandosy St

Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S2

DR. KRYSTLE KAY-PFAU, MD

Dr. Kay-Pfau (aka Dr. Kay)  is a specialist in Family Medicine.  She graduated from her Family Medicine residency program in 2013 from the University of Alberta and attended medical school at St. Matthew's University in the Cayman Islands graduating in 2010. She was appointed as an assistant clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine for the University of Alberta and is a clinical lecturer for UBC. In addition to family practice, she has a special interest in women's health, pediatrics and dermatology. She has 8 years of cosmetic injectable experience with Botox/Dysport and Dermal Fillers (Restylane/Juvederm).  She is married and has 2 small children and is loving the Okanagan lifestyle.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.738.3199

3039 Pandosy St

Kelowna, BC V1Y 7S2

 
Lake Country (Turtle Bay Medical Clinic)

DR. ROXANNE CONDE, MD

Dr. Conde was born in North Wales, UK and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2007. She worked there until 2013 when she moved to Oyen, AB to start a 6 month locum. She ended up staying for 7 and a half years working as a rural family physician, covering an emergency room, long term care facility and clinic. In her spare time she enjoys good food and wine and spending time with her husband and 4 year old daughter. 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. PETER DUX, MD

Dr. Dux graduated from the University of Toronto in 1976. He spent the first part of his career working in family practice, emergency medicine, and occupational health in Ontario. In 1999 Dr. Dux moved to Lake Havasu City in Arizona, where he spent his time working in family practice and in emergency medicine. During his tensure in Ontario, he wrote two research papers. In the spring of 2019, Dr. Dux left Arizona and joined the team at Turtle Bay Medical. When he is not working, Dr. Dux enjoys tennis, skiing, biking, reading and spending time with his wife and family.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. DAVID HAWKINS, MD

Dr. Hawkins graduated from the University of Toronto in 1982 and completed his internship at the Victoria General Hospital in 1983. Dr. Hawkins worked in Prince George until 1990 and then moved to the Sunny Okanagan where he  practiced family medicine in Kelowna and West Kelowna. Dr. Hawkins is now practicing family medicine in Lake Country on a part-time basis with a focus on adult medicine.  

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. FRANK HEALEY, MD

Dr. Healey graduated from London University, England in 1976. After GP residency obtained postgraduate qualifications in Pediatrics and Obstetrics & Gynaecology and became a member of the Royal College of GPs. He entered rural Family Practice in Wiltshire, England and then immigrated to Canada in 1996. Practiced for 10 years in Osoyoos, BC, where he was Chief of Staff in Oliver Hospital for several years, and went on to become President of the Section of FP of the Doctors of BC. From 2006 he had a practice in Vernon, and finally came to Turtle Bay in 2018 to enter semi-retirement and come closer to his home in Lake Country. He has been married for more then 30 years with five children, most of whom are in a medical profession. His hobbies and interests are skiing, cycling on E-bikes, and walking his dog on the many 

surrounding trails. 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. ANTHONY HLYNKA, MD

Dr. Hlynka graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine in 2003, and then completed residency training in Family Medicine. After nearly fourteen years of practice in Winnipeg, he has now called the Okanagan home. His areas of special interest include diabetes, asthma and allergy. Dr. Hlynka has an academic appointment at the University of Manitoba where he has been involved in teaching and mentorship of undergraduate and post graduate medical students. He is an advocate for physician health and wellness, and has presented at regional and national conferences on this topic. Outside of his academic activities, his interests include culinary arts, magic and yo-yos. When not at work, he can probably be found running on a secluded trail. He has also completed several ultra marathons, including 50km, 50 mile, 100km and 100 mile races.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. STEPHANIE LAI, MD

Dr. Stephanie Lai is originally from Toronto, ON. She completed her undergraduate degree at Western University and attended medical school in Hong Kong where she completed her Family Medicine residency with UBC in Kelowna. She have fallen in love with the Okanagan and is looking forward to starting her next chapter at Turtle Bay Medical Clinic. In addition to her family practice, she has an interest in addictions medicine. Outside of medicine, she is obsessed with good food, and spends a great deal of her free time ‘curating’ food photos. She is also very active, and loves a good sweat from hiking, spinning, lifting and snowboarding. If it’s active – she's in!

 

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Cantonese, Mandarin

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. BRIAN MARTIN, MD

Dr. Martin grew up in Kelowna and attended Washington State University, as well as the University of Alberta for his undergraduate work. He also attended the University of Alberta for his medical school, and subsequently entered the UBC Family Practice Residency Program. After graduating there, he came back to Kelowna to work locums and Emergency, until he joined Lake Country Family Practice in 1992. He is married to Correne, his high school sweetheart, and they have raised three wonderful children. His interests include ultra-endurance cycling, hockey and traveling with Correne. During riding season, which is from March to October, his bike can be seen parked at the back of the lunch room, as he enjoys riding back and forth to work in the beautiful Okanagan weather.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. PAUL NICKERSON, MD

Dr. Paul Nickerson grew up in Port Coquitlam BC and spent his summers in Lake Country. He attended Simon Fraser University for his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and was a member of the SFU swim team. He completed medical school at the University of British Columbia and residency training in Family Practice through Dalhousie University. Dr. Nickerson is married with 3 children. Interests include teaching medical students, skiing, Thursday Night Hockey and driving his kids to dance, cheer, gymnastics, and volleyball.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. DONNA SORENSON, MD

Dr. Sorensen grew up on a farm in the Peace region of Northern Alberta. After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology/zoology at the University of Calgary, she attended medical school at the University of Alberta, obtaining her Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1993. She then completed a residency in Family Medicine, also at the University of Alberta in 1995 and then practiced in a few communities in Alberta prior to moving to Lake Country in August of 2013. She lives in Lake Country with George and their 3 dogs and 2 cats. She enjoys gardening and hiking and plans to make more time for other activities now that she is working closer to home.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. AMERICA URIBE-LIMA, MD

Dr. America Uribe Lima obtained her MD degree from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. After finishing medical school, she spent 18 months as a post-doctoral scholar at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then immigrated to Canada and spent six years as Research Coordinator in the Division of Rheumatology at the BC Children’s Hospital. She then completed a two-year Family Medicine residency in Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She has worked as a family doctor in Enderby, Kelowna, and now Lake Country.

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

CHRISTINE WALKER, RN

Christine grew up in Lake Country and has many fond memories of the area. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. Since then, Christine has worked in a variety of environments: surgical, medical telemetry, emergency, critical care, and now community care/family practice. In her free time, Christine enjoys photography and scrapbooking, as well as spending time with her husband and their three children. Together, they enjoy travelling, camping, hiking, and everything else that the Okanagan has to offer!

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. WINSTON WERTLEN, MD

Dr Wertlen graduated from the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa in 1996. He has been practising in Canada since 1999, initially in Twillingate, Newfoundland and then 20 years in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Currently he works full time as a hospitalist in Vernon Jubilee Hospital as well as part time as family doctor at Turtle Bay Medical. 

Primary Specialty: Hospitalist

Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans, Slovak and passable German

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

DR. TOM WRIGHT, MD

Dr. Tom Wright, originally from Bristol, South West England, obtained a bachelor’s degree in public health in addition to his medical degree from Cardiff University in Wales. He has been practicing family medicine for the past eight years. After falling in love with British Columbia and the Okanagan, Dr. Wright and his partner moved to Canada in September 2020. Dr. Wright enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and walking his two dogs. He loves to travel and enjoys trying new cuisine. You may be surprised to know that Dr. Wright is fluent in Spanish!

Primary Specialty: Family Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

778.480.6890

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

 
Mental Health

Traci has completed her Masters degree of Counselling Psychology, a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree, and two college diploma's in human development and early intervention and treatment. She is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and has 30 years of experience treating anxiety, depression, trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, suicidality and relationship challenges in infants, children, adolescents, couples and adults. She employs a variety of effective therapeutic interventions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan including: CBT, DBT, art, play, EMDR, and Gestalt (body-based/existent). ​

***Traci's services are not covered by MSP, but can be billed to many private insurance plans, or paid directly by the patient***

Primary Specialty: Psychotherapy

Languages Spoken: English

778.363.3564

802-11850 Oceola Rd. 

Lake Country, BC V4V 2T5

 
Okanagan Women's Health Clinic

DR. KATRINA BEST, MD

Dr. Best grew up in Kelowna and is so happy to be able to come home to practice in such a great community. After working many years in general practice, She is now focusing her energy on women’s health and mental health.

Primary Specialty: Women's Health

Languages Spoken: English

778.484.5166

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9

DR. JESSICA E STRASBERG, BA, M.Ed, M.D. CCFP

Dr. Jessica Strasberg grew up in Toronto, Ontario and practiced Family Medicine there until 2014 when she moved to Kelowna.   She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and completed her Masters in Education at University of Toronto in Counselling Psychology.  She worked at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto performing Psychometric testing for a year before attending and graduating from McMaster School of Medicine in 2005.  

Dr. Strasberg moved to Kelowna with her family in 2014 where she started a part-time family practice.  Interested in women’s health, Dr. Strasberg decided to start a clinic with Dr. Best that offered contraceptive counselling including IUD and Nexplanon implant insertion with the goal of providing women with the information needed to assist in making their contraceptive decisions.  

In her free time, Dr. Strasberg can be found on the ski hill with her husband and 3 children in the winter and hiking the beautiful trails in Kelowna in the summer. 

Primary Specialty: Women's Health

Languages Spoken: English

778.484.5166

114-1920 Summit Dr

Kelowna, BC V1V 3E9