Dr. Gabriele Weichert

It has been over ten years since I began my Dermatology clinic in Nanaimo. I feel privileged to have some of the nicest patients and consider many of them to be long-time friends. What I enjoy about working in Nanaimo is the range of skin conditions I can offer care… Read more

Dr. Yana Simice

Dr. Yana Simice is a Family Physician with a Focused Practice in Dermatology. 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 2014…. Read more

Dr. Gene Filanovsky

I came to Canada with my family as a refugee from the Soviet Union in the late 1970’s. I completed my BSc and MD at the University of Alberta, followed by a residency in Family Medicine at Dalhousie University. Afterwards I returned to the U of A for training in… 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

Starting February 2022

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