patient-centered dermatological care in Nanaimo.

Welcome to Skin Care West

Skin Care West is a medical dermatology clinic with a team-based approach. Our mission is to improve quality of life through exceptional patient-centered dermatological care. We work together to create an experience and treatment that’s right for you.


Our services

Our diverse team of skincare experts offers a variety of services custom-tailored to your needs. We work with you to identify your unique challenges and create a preventative strategy to ensure your skin stays clear and healthy.

Dr. Gabriele Weichert
Dr. Yana Simice
Family Physician with Dermatology Focus
Dr. Gene Filanovsky
Family Physician with Cutaneous Surgery and Skin Cancer Focus
Dr. Michael Copley
Dr. Melanie Belisle
Family Physician with Dermatology Focus, Acne Clinic
Dr. George Sheppard
Cutaneous surgery
Dr. Kristin Noiles
Dr. Carley Cooper
Family Physician with Cutaneous Surgery and Skin Cancer Focus
Our team

We’re a team that works together. Supporting a dignified and respectful personal experience for our patients. Our physicians provide team-based care.

Our products

We are proud to make skin care lines AlumierMD and Skinceuticals available to our patients in house. We select our products carefully for their quality and effects supported by scientific research.

Good things to know before coming to the clinic.