Bayview Medical Clinic is CLOSED

 

Last Updated December 23, 2018

 

 

Late Breaking News... I have a replacment... Dr. Norman Parkin!  October 19, 2018

 

As you know, I have moved my practice to the Medical Arts Clinic as of November. 

I am delighted to inform you that I have now found a full time replacement, Dr. Norman Parkin who will be taking over my practice February 1, 2019.  Dr. Parkin is relocating to Nanaimo after 27 years of practice in Abbotsford.

  • Appointments:  Call the Medical Arts Clinic. All appointments should be requested for Dr. Carruthers
  • Medical Arts Clinic Appointment Phone Number: 250-753-3431
  • As of February 1, 2019, Dr. Parkin will take over completely

 

Dr. Parkin and I look forward to seeing you all soon at the Medical Arts Clinic! 

 

Yours sincerely,

Rob Carruthers

 

Bayview Medical Clinic Closure Notice - Oct 30, 2018

 

We are very sorry to inform the patients of the Bayview Medical Clinic that we have been unable to recruit new physicians to the clinic despite our best efforts.  We have made the difficult decision to close the clinic. There is a significant shortage of Family Physicians in British Columbia which is something that we have no control over. 

 

Transfer of Family Practice - Dr. Rob Carruthers - November 1, 2018

Dr. Carruthers will be transferring his practice and medical records to the Medical Arts Clinic in the first week of November, 2018. Appointments will likely be available later in the week.

 

Practice Clousre - Dr. Bil Noppers - September 30, 2018

Dr. Noppers has written to his patients regarding his decision to close his practice here in Nanaimo and return to New Brunswick. This letter also explains the process for obtaining your medical records or transferring them to a new physician. This will be through a medical records document-storing company called MedRecords, and he has provided the necessary information in his letter.

 

Practice Closure - Dr. Lauren Clark Gallant - April 15, 2017

Dr. Henk Reems retired January 23, 2015 and was replaced by Dr. Lauren Clark-Gallant as a long term locum. We were unfortunatley unable to replace her and her practice was officially closed on April 15, 2017. 

 

Practice Closure - Dr. Henk Reems - January 23, 2015

Dr. Henk Reems retired Jan 23, 2015,.

 

How to Access to your old medical records

Dr. Rob Carruthers - Patients who were active as of Oct 31, 2018  and have been seen in the last 4 years...

Please contact the Medical Arts Clinic as noted above.

 

For all other Medical Records including:

Dr. Kerry Coates

Dr. Henk Reems

Dr. Lauren Clark Gallant

Dr Bil Noppers

Dr. Rob Carruthers - Inactive Patients as of October 31, 2018

 

These medical records can be accessed through MedRecords. They do not accept requests from doctors offices. To transfer records, they require the patient to fill out a request form online on their website at medrecords.ca/patients, or over the phone at 604-800-7079.  The records are available in a standard PDF expoart format. Once your recquest as been properly registered with MedRecords, they will deliver your records to your new doctor either electronically, or in a disk format (which costs a little more)

 

A big Thank You to our patients...

The physicians at the Bayview Medical Clinic over the past eight years have appreciated the privilege of knowing our patients and helping them with their health concerns. We have worked hard to keep the clinic running, but extensive advertising and interviewing have failed to bring in new physicians. We regret closing the clinic, but wish all our patients the best in the future, either with Dr. Carruthers at the Medical Arts Clinic or, in the case of Dr. Noppers' patients, with a new physician in the community.