Bayview Medical Clinic



Appointments and General Information: Main number 250-591-3040

Note: Bayview will be open for appointments Monday-Thursday and closed on Fridays


Update October 19, 2018


Late Breaking News... I have a replacment... Dr. Norman Parkin!


As you know, I will be moving my practice to the Medical Arts Clinic as of November, with a view to eventual retirement.  I am delighted to inform you that I have now found a full time replacement, Dr. Norman Parkin, who will be gradually taking over my practice over the next few months. Dr. Parkin is relocating to Nanaimo after 27 years of practice in Abbotsford

  • Dr. Parkin will also accept family members of my patients who have an active Bayview chart.

Please notify our office before October 31, 2018 if there are any of your family members currently registered with Dr. Noppers that would like to transfer to Dr. Parkin. There will be no charge for this service.  They will be registered with me for the purpose of chart export.

  • If you already have a new doctor please also let us know before October 31, 2018 so we can properly archive your records with the MedRecords company.
  • Dr. Parkin and I will be able to take new appointments at the Medical Arts Clinic in early November as soon as the records have been successfully transferred. 
  • Appointments:  I will generally be working Monday to Wednesday and Dr. Parkin will generally be working Thursday and Friday. 
  • 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. 

Dr. Carruthers will be joining the Medical Arts Clinic and will continue to see all his regular patients at the new venue.

Dr. Noppers will be leaving BC and returning to New Brunswick, and will be closing his practice here.

Individual letters have now been mailed to patients of both physicians explaining the situation and providing information. Please read these letters carefully and plan accordingly. Below is a summary for each practice.


Transfer of Family Practice - Dr. Rob Carruthers - November 1-7, 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.


**At this time, please do not call the Medical Arts Clinic for information, or to ask about transferring to another physician there.  The Medical Arts Clinic will not be accepting any transfer requests from Dr. Carruthers practice at this time.

Dr. Carruthers will continue to see all his patients at the new site.  All requests for information should be directed to Dr. Carruthers during appointments.


Closure of Family Practice - 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.

Dr. Noppers has chosen MedRecords to take on the responsibility of transferring and storing the practice records. 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, or over the phone at 604-800-7079.


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.








  • Strata Allocated Parking - Updated May 8, 2018
    As many of you will have noticed, the Strata Owners in our building have now moved to "Strata Allocated"  parking.  Each Strata Unit will need to stay within in its own parking allocation.
    Allocated Parking: Our clinic owns 5 marked parking stalls which are located immediately in front of our clinic.  Handicapped parking has been moved immediately south of the main lobby entrance. Typically, we will have 2-4 patients in the clinic at any one time and the parking should be adequate for our needs... as long as we stay strictly on time with each appointment!  If you park in other Strata parking areas, you could be towed!
    Appointment Scheduling: Routine appointments are booked for 10 minutes.  If there are multiple problems or many prescriptions, a followup appointment may be required.  Please book prescriptions refills 2 or more weeks before you run out.  If there happens to be a very complex problem we will book a longer follow-up appointment to investigate.  Complete physicals are booked for 20 minutes, and prolonged counselling are also booked for 20 minutes.  Prescriptions for chronic conditions should be booked separately from physicals.
    Don't come too early!: We would ask all our patients to please arrive only a few minutes (3-5) before their appointments.  Please do not come more than 5 minutes early.  If our parking stalls are full when you arrive we would ask you to please circle around the large block (about 3 min), and come back.  Please do not park in the stalls allocated to other Strata Units. Trucks and larger vehicles may back in, but please avoid blocking the adjacent sidewalk adjacent to the clinic.  Please centre your vehicle carefully.
    Large Vehicles: The current stalls are not large enough for very large vehicles. Patients with very large trucks may park offsite at the nearby Brechin United Church but need to display a clinic business card on the dashboard.  It is a pleasant 5 minute walk to the office from the church parking lot along the path adjacent to the school grounds. 


Whats New? - Updated April 15, 2017

  • Practice Closure - Dr. Lauren Clark Gallant.  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.  All medical records remain available.  There will be a service charge of $30 to export your medical records into a PDF format and copy they on to a DVD.  These records can be viewed, printed or imported by your new physician.

Whats New? - Updated June 9, 2014


  • Accession is a secure Internet-based portal through which patients can become more active participants in their health care.

    Accession Patient allows patients to make appointments online and if enabled by your doctor access your Laboratory and Medical Imaging reports.

    To use the Accession Patient Portal, you must accept the Terms and Conditions which will be displayed for you at your first logn.  If you would like to review the Terms and Conditions, please see the link below.

    How do you gain access to Accession? If you are are a clinic patient and would be interested in trying the Accession Patient Portal, please discuss this with your doctor or our office staff when you are next in!  You will be emailed a unique Username and a Temporary Password. When you first log in, you will be required to change your password.  Passwords currently are set to expire after 180 days which is quite standard for computer security.  You will need to change your password after 180 days has elapsed when you log in to maintain your access. To log in, please click on the Accession logo above, or the link below.  We would suggest keeping this link as a "short cut" in your browser.

  • Password security has been set quite high: 8 or more characters, a mix of upper and lower case alphabetic characters and must contain at least one numeric character and one special character (e.g. %,*,!,?).  An example strong password would be "Winter.1"

  • IMPORTANT HINT:  We would strongly recommend that you use your computer's Mouse to Select theTemporary Password in the registration email, and then Right Click, or use Ctrl C to copy it to the "Windows Clipboard" and finally Left Click on the Login Password Field and "PASTE" (Right click and select paste or using the keyboard, Ctrl V) the password in. The Temporary Password is basically too long and difficult to reliably type in manually.

  • Link to Access

Resources - Health Links - Last updated November 2017

  • This page has been updated with some new links. 


  • We carry Tetanus/diphtheria (due every 10 years), Pneumoccoal vaccine (indicated for everyone over 65 or with a chronic disease, one-two shots only), Twinrix travel vaccine for hepatitis A and B (ideally plan this 6 months prior to departure).  During the flu season, please also refer to the Vancouver Island Health Authorities special web siteVIHA Influenza Information. There are links there to local VIHA flu clinics provided by Public Health. Most pharmacies can now supply flu shots for a fee, or free for qualifying groups. We no longer run flu clinics and keep very limited quantities of flu vaccine on site.


  • Click this link for more site construction pictures - Nov 4, 2010


Reception Area

Terminal Avenue Approach - Nov 28, 2010


Pedestrian Access from the Rear - Stairs North East Corner

These can be used, but probably not by the frail elderly.  Nov 28, 2010

Pedestrian Access from the Rear - North East Corner - June 29, 2011. 

 A new path was recently installed behind the building by the City of Nanaimo.

This further improves Pedestrian, Bike and Scooter access.


Chestnut Approach.  There is now improved access and landscaping at the South East corner of the building.

This allows for improved Pedestrian, Bike and Scooter access from Chestnut Street at the rear of the building.

June 29, 2011