Dr. Gabriele Weichert

In 2003 I started my Dermatology practice in Nanaimo. My academic journey began with an undergraduate degree in Biology at Waterloo followed by a PhD in physiology research at UBC. I completed medical school at McMaster University and then a 5-yr residency training program at UBC Dermatology. As an Assistant… Read more

Dr. Yana Simice

Dr. Yana Simice is a Family Medicine Specialist with a Focus in Skin Disorders. She has been consulting at Skin Care West since 2013. She received her Diploma in Practical Dermatology with Distinction from Cardiff University in 2013. She was awarded a Fellowship in the College of Family Physicians in… Read more

Dr. Gene Filanovsky

I grew up in Edmonton, where my family arrived as refugees from the Soviet Union in the late 1970’s. I completed a BSc and MD at the University of Alberta, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. I then returned to the U of A for additional… Read more

Dr. Michael Copley

I am thrilled to be back home on Vancouver Island working with the amazing team at Skin Care West. After completing my combined MD/PhD at the University of British Columbia, followed by dermatology residency at UBC’s Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, I am now proud to hold dual board-certification… Read more

Dr. Melanie Belisle

Dr. Belisle was born and raised in the province of Quebec. She completed her medical degree at McGil University, then moved across the country to do her Family Medicine residency in Victoria, BC. She pursued further training in Emergency Medicine in St. John’s, NL. Since then, she has been working… Read more

Dr. George Sheppard

I have been a physician in Nanaimo since 1999, starting out as a Family Physician, and eventually focusing on Hospital Medicine. My surgical and wound care skills have been honed with ongoing work in the Emergency Department at NRGH, as well as previous tenure with the hospital wound clinic. Procedural… Read more

Dr. Kristin Noiles

Dr. Noiles is thrilled to be back at Skin Care West. She completed her undergraduate studies at Queen’s University, medical school at McMaster University, and Dermatology Residency at U.B.C. She is a board certified Dermatologist and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Dermatology).

Dr. Carley Cooper

I was drawn to medicine as it was a career that I could engage in my community in a long term meaningful way. I was born local, right here in Nanaimo. I completed a BSC in Biochemistry at McGill and returned to beautiful BC for my medical training, completing MD… Read more