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Department of Family Practice

"By physicians, for physicians - connecting and sharing intelligence, ideas, and innovation, supporting challenges among communities, reducing geographic, institutional, interpersonal and knowledge barriers."

The Department of Family Practice works with and supports family physicians across all communities in the Island Health region.

Lead by a Department Head appointed by the Island Health Board of Directors, we monitor the quality of medical care provided to patients by members of the department of Family Practice at all Island Health sites.  We establish policies and procedures in consultation with the department's members and report regularly on the activities of the department to the HAMAC and to the Island Health Board.  

The Department of Family Practice hosts a Family Practice Council that meets bi-monthly (every two months) to review current initiatives, report on activities of the Department, learn about Island Health initiatives, and seek feedback from site chiefs, chiefs of staff and other members regarding site-specific or regional issues of concern.    

Family Practice virtual working group projects:

  • Quality improvement/quality assurance
  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Privileging and Credentialing
  • Recruitment and retention

If you would like more information or would like to get involved in the Department of Family Practice, please contact Dr. Ron Hiebert or Christine Bowlby.

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
c/o Royal Jubilee Hospital
1952 Bay Street,
Victoria, BC V8R 1J8
PHONE: (250) 370-5642
FAX: (250) 370-8694
Email: Christine Bowlby

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Department Heads

Department Head:  Dr. Ron Hiebert

Project Lead:  Christine Bowlby

Family Practice Council Executive:
Dr. Ron Hiebert, Chair
Dr. Clair Biglow, Co-chair
Dr. Tom Bailey
Dr. Leah MacDonald