Doctors

Dr. Bret Batchelor

Family Practice • Emergency Medicine • Endoscopy • GP Surgery

Dr Brett BatchelorI was born and raised in BC. I did my undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria, after which I went to the University of Calgary for my medical degree. I then did my family medicine residency through the University of British Columbia, where I was sent as a trainee to Vanderhoof, a place I'd never heard of at the time. My wife and I found the hospitality and friendliness of Vanderhoof so welcoming that we decided to stay.

Most recently, I have completed a year of Enhanced Surgical Skills training through the University of Saskatchewan. This included an intense program focused on both surgery and obstetrics. I now am happy to provide the community with surgical and obstetrical skills. View the list of surgical procedures on the Omineca Medical Clinic website.

 

Dr. Suzanne Campbell

Family Practice • Obstetrics • GP Oncology • Manor Physician

Dr Suzanne Campbell I was born in Quebec but moved to BC at the age of 3. I graduated from North Delta Senior Secondary and then earned a Bachelor of Science degree at UBC in Vancouver. I stayed in Vancouver and entered medical school at UBC as well. It was during medical school that I married my husband Paul. After medical school, we traveled to Kingston Ontario where I completed my family medicine residency at Queen's University. My eldest daughter was born during my residency program.

A rural community in Northern Ontario attracted me to rural medicine and I worked there for the first 4 years of my medical career. My second daughter was born while we lived in this tiny and remote community. Family drew us back to BC, where we spent a year working in a few different communities before deciding to settle in Vanderhoof. We moved here in the summer of 2006 and instantly fell in love with the community. Eric, our youngest child, joined our lives after our first year in Vanderhoof. I am thankful to be involved with such an active medical community.

My medical practice includes general family medicine, obstetrics, geriatric medicine at Stuart Nechako Manor, emergency medicine and oncology at our community oncology clinic. My life is busy with my 3 children, my husband and my medical career. I try to find time to walk, read, bake (then walk some more!), ride, swim, hike and just generally enjoy the beautiful countryside where we live.

 

Dr. Douwette Coetzee

Family Practice • Obstetrics • Manor Physician • Weight Loss Group

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I was born and raised in South Africa. My father was a family physician in a rural town and his caring way of practising family medicine, triggered a desire in me to follow in his footsteps. I attended Orange Girl's School in Bloemfontein and graduated grade 12 in 1977. I studied medicine at the University of the Orange Free State from 1978 and graduated December 1983. I started dating the love of my life, Lukas Klopper, during my third year and married him December 1981.

We moved to Bethlehem, a beautiful rural town near the Maluti Mountains where I completed my internship at the end of 1984. I worked full time in the two local hospitals until the birth of our eldest son, Hendrik, in 1991. After 6 months of maternity leave, I worked simultaneously part- time as a sessional ER , surgical and maternity doctor in the two hospitals, and part-time in private family medicine practice. We were very blessed with the births of two more sons - Louis in 1994 and Douw in 1997.

Dr Michael Wright, North Peace Medical Clinic, in Fort St John, BC, asked me to work as a locum for Dr Markus Klaus, in his practice Dec 2003 - Jan 2004 and again for the summer and early fall of 2004. This time we took the boys along and they really enjoyed the visit to Canada! Lukas and I wrote our evaluating medical exam during Sept 2004.

I was offered a permanent position in the North Peace Medical clinic, Lukas in another clinic and we decided to emigrate to Canada in June 2005. Dr Michael Wright was and still is my mentor in Canada. We completed our LMCC 1 and 11 exams in 2006. We moved to Vanderhoof in 2007 to join the Omineca Medical Clinic family practise. Canada became our home since emigration and we were very proud to become Canadian citizens on June 28, 2012!

My main medical interest is family practise with GP obstetrics, Healthy eating for Life group clinics and I started working in the Stuart Nechako Manor in Nov 2012. GP geriatrics was one of my father's passions too.

My other passions in life are my family,quilting, knitting and playing French Horn in Gordon Lucas's Northern Orchestra. There is ample opportunities to pursue these passions in Vanderhoof. I just love living in Vanderhoof - it is a beautiful quaint rural town in the North with a friendly embracing community!

 

Dr. Peter de Vos

Family Practice • Obstetrics • GP Surgery

Dr. Peter Devos

I am originally from South Africa and have been a physician in Vanderhoof for over 20 years. I have two sons who are heavily involved with sports, especialy hockey. With my wife, I enjoy the outdoors and have a passion for photography.

 

 

 

Dr. Davy Dhillon

Family Practice • Emergency Medicine • GP Oncology • GP Anesthetics

Dr. Davy DhillonDr. Davy Dhillon grew up in Mississauga, Ontario and attended Medical School at McMaster University in Hamilton. He then did his Rural GP residency through the University of British Columbia. During this time he had his first exposure to Vanderhoof and spent a total of six months here which was a fantastic experience. Shortly after graduating from residency he did some work in Africa with MSF (Doctor's Without Borders), and then travelled north to Inuvik, NWT, to practice medicine. This is where he met his wife, Zoe. They moved to Calgary where Davy did the GP Anesthetics residency for one year. This was followed by two years in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, before they moved here, to Vanderhoof, in 2008. They enjoy running, x-country skiing and just generally being outdoors along with their 3 daughters.

 

Dr. Nicole Ebert - Chief of Staff, St. John Hospital

Family Practice • Obstetrics • Emergency Medicine

Dr. Nicole EbertI grew up in Prince George, graduated from PGSS then headed to UBC where I did three years of a physiology degree before getting into UBC Medicine. After medicine I drove out to the maritimes for 2 years of family medicine residency training. After working for bit, my husband and I went off to Tasmania, Australia for a year where I learned to do C-sections. We arrived in Vanderhoof in February 1998 and have been here ever since.

I enjoy the variety that family medicine offers including geriatrics and have been working at the extended care facility since shortly after I arrived here. We have 3 children and enjoy many sports including running, biking, cross country skiing and speedskating. We are also involved in music - singing with the Apple Chors, playing piano etc.

 

Dr. Sean Ebert

Family Practice • Emergency Medicine • Endoscopy • GP Anesthetics

Dr. Nicole Ebert

Raised near Prince George, I completed a BSc at the University of Alberta before entering medicine at UBC. I completed post graduate training in Family Practice and Anaesthesia. After getting married, Nicole and I spent a year in Australia furthering our training before returning to settle in Vanderhoof in 1998.

We have 3 children and are fortunate to live on a small acreage enjoying the many gifts that rural life has to offer. Our spare time is filled with sports, outdoor recreation, music and travel. I continue to do office and hospital work along with an increasing amount of medical administration.

I will continue to devote my time and energies to improving the health of our local population and communities.

Dr. Rebecca Janssen

Family Practice • Obstetrics • Emergency Medicine • Mental Health • Palliative Care

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I was born in North Dakota where my father worked as a rural GP. We moved back to Canada when I was a young child, and I was raised in Southwestern Ontario. I attended the University of Western Ontario for both my Bachelor of Science and Medical Doctor degrees. I moved to Victoria, BC to complete my residency training in Family Practice from UBC. My areas of interest include Maternity, Mental Health and Palliative Care. When I'm not working I enjoy cycling, skiing, yoga and spending time with friends or on the phone with my family.

 

Dr. Lukas Klopper

Family Practice • GP Surgery

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Growing up in South Africa as the youngest brother with 2 sisters, I had the good fortune to spend a lot of time on the family farm on weekends and holidays. Hunting, horse riding and healthy fun was always something to look forward to after school in the city.

After graduating from medical school in University of the Free State at the end of 1981 (where I met and married my lovely wife), I spent additional time training in anesthetics & O&G while waiting for my wife to complete her medical study. After her graduation we moved to Bethlehem, South Africa, in the scenic Eastern Free Sate, close to the Maluti Mountains. We worked in the local hospitals where I continued my interest & further training in surgery, while still involved in general family practice. I started private GP practice in 1990 in partnership. We were blessed with the arrival of three boys, all 3 years apart.

After my wife was asked to locum in Fort St John in 2003, I decided to locum in a different clinic at the same time. We enjoyed the new challenge so much that we decided to emigrate to the friendly people of Canada in 2005 which has since become our home. We moved to Vanderhoof from Fort St John in 2007 and our family was very privileged to attain Canadian Citizenship in 2012, on the exact 18th birthday of our middle son!

My main medical interest is performing GP surgical procedures while involved in general family practice. I still enjoy the great outdoors with fly fishing, camping, quadding, cycling and swimming.
 

Dr. Gideon Lamprecht

Family Practice • Emergency Medicine • GP Anesthetics

Dr. Gideon LamprechtI graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 1999 from the University of the Free State in South Africa. I then completed a Diploma in Anesthestics in 2002 through the Nelson Mandela School of Medicine in Kwa-Zulu-Natal. I joined the Omineca Medical Clinic in Vanderhoof in February 2003. In 2007 I completed the Canadian Medical Degree.

My scope of practice is Family Medicine, GP Anesthetics, Emergency Medicine and Hospitalized Care. I am a family man and I enjoy motorcycling, sailing, fly-fishing, skiing, stargazing and playing the cello in the Northern Orchestra. Je suis un citoyen canadien depuis 2012 :)

 

Dr. Mike Makin

Family Practice • Obstetrics • Paediatrics • GP Surgery • Sports Medicine • Preventative Medicine • Weight Loss Group

Dr. Mike MakinI grew up in South Africa and graduated from the University of Cape Town (where the world's first heart transplant was performed) in 1980. I spent two years in the army as a Doctor and then did two years of specialty training in Ob/Gyn before coming to Canada for a six month working holiday. Twenty-six years and three children later, I am a proud Canadian and hockey fanatic!

My passion is sport, most notably golf, hockey, rugby, football, soccer, baseball and basketball. My other source of entertainment is playing cards, especially bridge and poker! I am very happily married to Sally, who has kept me going through some of the difficult patches that Doctors in small towns must deal with. I have three lovely children who have caused premature baldness in me, but are lots of fun to be around.

My medical interests are; Ob/Gyn, Paediatrics, Surgery, Sports Medicine and Preventative Medicine. I have no retirement plans at present, but I ensure that I take my full holiday allowance to travel. I feel very privileged to live in the community of Vanderhoof and I have enjoyed all the opportunities that northern rural life has to offer.

 

Dr. Jeff Obayashi

Family Practice • Obstetrics • Emergency Medicine • GP Cardiology

Dr Jeff ObayashiBorn and raised in Vancouver, I got my Bachelor’s degree in genetics at UBC. After 6 months of lab research, I spent two years creating an English immersion program in a rural high school in northern Thailand. I returned to complete medical school and rural family medicine residency at UBC.

I enjoy work which includes family medicine, emergency medicine, obstetrics, and GP cardiology. I also enjoy ice hockey, skiing, tennis, and foosball. My wife and I have been here since 2010 and we enjoy the friendly and active community of Vanderhoof.

 

 

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