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LETTERS: Enough doctors to go around
Re: Appreciative of quality care, July 31 letters.
As letter-writer Maggie Bernet suggests, it is a challenge in some areas to find a family physician.
Here in White Rock-South Surrey, through our community’s Division of Family Practice and its involvement in the provincewide ‘A GP For Me’ initiative of the government of B.C. and Doctors of B.C., we can currently say that everyone who wants a family doctor in our area can have one.
The ‘A GP for Me’ initiative aims to ensure that access to and benefits of primary care are available to all British Columbians, including those who may be hard to serve in traditional practice settings. The initiative also addresses the development of strategies to improve support for family physicians who are committed to delivering long-term care for their patients.
The White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice operates a central registry which anyone in the area can call if they are looking for a physician in this community. The central registry is run through the Primary Care Access Clinic and can be reached at 604-531-3111 to find out which local physicians are currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Connie Ruffo, W.R. Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice