You can’t find what isn’t there

Your Question of the Week is an oxymoron. How can the question, “Is it a struggle to find a physician locally?” be answered when there are no local physicians accepting new patients? Finding a new doctor in Parksville is beyond a struggle; they don’t exist.

It took over two years for me to find a doctor and he is in Nanaimo.

Thinking that the two new physicians that are coming here will reach their quota of patients very quickly. Then what? What happens to all of the remaining people that live in this area that are without a doctor? Yes, I know that there are people working on this problem, in the meantime I guess people will have to continue driving to walk-in clinics in Nanaimo or elsewhere. Hope that these new doctors are ready for an influx of patients and that they enjoy living in the Oceanside area.

Teresa Shore


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