Province suffers from shortage of family doctors

The City of Vancouver is trying to help find ways to connect the 100,000 city residents without a regular doctor to a primary care physician.

The City has launched a provincially-funded citizen engagement initiative called A GP For Me Vancouver. It’s a campaign in which city residents can discuss or offer solutions to the doctor-shortage problem.

To take a survey and submit comments, go to the website: www.agpformevan.ca/about/

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Meanwhile, the doctor shortage in rural B.C. continues to frustrate residents. Logan Lake lost its only physician earlier this year. In Powell River, a person who is not attached to a family doctor cannot complete a large part of the form to apply for Persons With Disability status because it requires completion by a family physician.