Cortes Community Health Association
Group Physician Practice at the Cortes Health Centre The Cortes Physician Practice Group share responsibility for patient care and clinical practice, and ensuring that a doctor is always available during Health Centre hours. Meet our Group Practice Doctors: Dr Ellen Anderson Retired. Dr Jenna Creaser Jenna was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, where she grew up playing in the forest, so she really appreciates the tall trees of Cortes.  She graduated from Dalhousie Medical School in 2012, and moved west to complete residency through UBC Victoria, which helped her find Cortes in 2015. She comes from a long line of adventurers and has family spread across Canada. She enjoys spending time fixing up her island home, as well as travel, yoga, and hiking. When not on Cortes, her practice includes full scope GP work in clinic and hospital settings, often in the NWT. Her interests include maternity care & women’s health, holistic/functional medicine, minor procedures and anatomical acupuncture. She is passionate about creating a lifestyle that fosters health and well-being, and loves encouraging others to do the same. Dr. Samantha Stasiuk Relocated. Dr. Stephanie Bentzon Steph has been working at the Cortes Medical Centre since 2018, she feels grateful for her growing connection with the Island. She is otherwise based in Victoria where she was raised, and works in the community and at the Saanich Peninsula Hospital. Her areas of work include hospitalist medicine, emergency medicine, palliative care, women’s health, and full service family practice. She graduated from University of British Columbia Medical School in 2016, and from the University of British Columbia Victoria Family Medicine Residency Program in 2018. Outside of work, Steph loves to cook and be creative in the kitchen, hike and immerse herself in nature, swim (especially in the ocean and the lakes on Cortes), and paint and draw. Dr. Iain Law Iain has been a locum physician on Cortes this past year and is excited to have a more regular presence on the island. He graduated from medical school at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia in 2013 and completed his residency in Family Medicine through the Cummings School of Medicine at the University of Calgary in 2017. He has worked as a locum family physician in various urban and rural locations on Vancouver Island and the Vancouver coastal region as well as providing palliative and hospice care in the Sea to Sky Corridor. His main areas of interest are general family medicine and palliative care. Outside of work he enjoys rock climbing, sailing and playing music. Dr. Katie MacIntyre Katie spends most of her time in Victoria these days working in a clinic that specializes in maternity care and general family medicine. She did her medical school in Calgary and residency program in Family Medicine in Victoria.  She has worked as a rural locum in many locations around BC and the Yukon and did some women’s health related work in Nepal in her residency.  She had the lovely fortune to grow up on a small maple syrup and cattle farm in Ontario and feels most at home in the woods and the fresh air. She loves to ski, bike, travel, and play music (guitar and banjo) and is currently trying to learn the fiddle. Thanks for the warm welcome, Cortes!

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