Interior Health has announced that two new physicians are joining the local health care team at the Slocan Community Health Centre.
Dr. Svet Gueordjev and Dr. Sean Wachtel started seeing patients Tuesday. They join long-time New Denver physician Dr. Chuck Burkholder in providing local primary care services and coverage for the community’s 24/7 emergency department.
The three physicians have signed an 18-month contract that will allow Interior Health to maintain all current services and continue primary care planning discussions with the Kootenay Boundary Division of Family Practice physician group and other key stakeholders.
“Our local communities stepped up in a big way to help find new physicians to support local health care services,” says New Denver Mayor Leonard Casley. “We look forward to building on this recent success to make sure people in New Denver and surrounding areas have access to the care they need at our health centre.”
The physicians will work under a shared practice model, which means patients with booked appointments will see the physician who is working at the clinic at the time of their appointment.