Health Care Practitioners


Health Care Practitioners

(according to CRA guidelines here)


Dr. Susanne Schloegl MD, MCFPC – Family Practice in Artisan Square
Suite 203 – 566 Artisan Lane – Phone 604-947-9986 – Fax 604-947-9804
Office hours: 9:00 – 5:00 M, W, Th, F Out of office hours, call for information  |  Call 911 for emergency!
Dr. Utah Zandy MD Family Physician Village Square, Bowen Island and 3053 Edgemont Blvd., Edgemont Village, West Vancouver. 604-947-9830 / 604-922-2426
Dr. Stephen Kiraly Adult Psychiatrist (with geriatric experience) Private practice on Bowen. All services are covered by MSP. A physician’s referral is required for new patients. 604-318-1454


Public Nursing Services

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). You or your physician can contact the central intake office to arrange nursing support. There are various levels of coverage through MSP. Registered nurses will do home visits on Bowen. 604-983-6740
Community Health Nurse will visit post-partum clients for up to 6 months.

Public Health Nurse is on call from Monday to Friday for issues with children aged 0-5 and that number is 604-983-6754.

Private Nursing Services

circle_hands300x300Nurses from various agencies come to Bowen. The two listed are frequently employed on Bowen, liaise with Vancouver Coastal Health and have registered nurses and care aides.
Bayshore 604-873-2545 – Evergreen 604-264-7959 –
Gillian Eades Telford RN, BSN, LTCAC, MES Geriatric Specialist Private practice. Accessing health care options with a specialty in housing options. 604-947-9938 –

Health Care Aides

Public Nursing Services

The public system – provides home health support i.e. bathing, dressing, and medication management. There is a sliding scale for government subsidies and you can self-refer by calling Vancouver Coastal Central Intake Office at 604-983-6740.

Private System (home care)

Bayshore 604-873-2545 – Evergreen 604-264-7959 –
Living Well 50 Plus 604-904-2397
Loving Home Care 604-926-8403 –
Jan Seaman 604-999-1088 –
Nursing care aides who have clients through Vancouver Coastal Health are not permitted to also work privately for those same patients.


Public Practitioners

Contact your physician to obtain a referral to Vancouver Coastal Health. If physiotherapy is required and the patient is housebound, a physiotherapist will do home visits – covered by MSP.

Private Practitioners

Sandy Logan BScPT, BScKIN, MCPA. Registered Physiotherapist. Available for home visits. Wellness Centre Artisan Square. 604-947-9755

Occupational Therapists

OT’s improve your ability to perform daily activities i.e. bathing, maneuvering at home safely, using a wheelchair or a walker etc.

Public Practitioners

Contact physician for a referral to Vancouver Coastal Health. If patient has an assessed need for OT – service is covered by MSP.

Private Practitioners

Tamara Soloway Msc OT, OT 778-980-3599 –

Acupuncturists (Privately Paid)

Dr. Catherine Shaw Registered Acupuncturist Dr. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wellness Centre Artisan Square. 604-947-9755 –
Courtney Morris Registered Acupuncturist RAC Home visits or the Heartstone Spa. 604-338-5001 –


Dr. Tracy Leach Artisan Square once a week. 778-828-5681


Dr. Gloria Chao Artisan Square – Fridays. 604-947-0734

Homeopathic Practitioners

Courtney Morris DCH 604-338-5001 –

Speech Therapists

Sandra Murray –
Terri Shea – or 604-947-9837


Clear Horizon Diana Romer, MEd, RCC 604-290-6407 – –
Judith Dale MA, RCC 604-219-9004 –
Wayne P. De Connick M.A., R.C.C. (#12494) Registered Clinical Counsellor, Psychotherapist – Pacific Health Counselling & Consulting (778) 988-9327, fax (604) 947-0399 – E-mail:
Dr. Carolyn Nesbitt, Ph.D., R.Psych. #1484 – 604-376-9801  – Therapy on Bowen and in Horseshoe Bay
Rethink Counselling Doug Elliott, MA, RCC 604-803-2600 –
Kevin Rose – B.A., RPC (Registered Professional Counsellor) 604-961-0653 –
Lisa Shatzky, Lisa Shatzky, BA, MA, BSW, MSW, RCC Psychotherapist / Registered Clinical Counselor – 778-837-7040
Specialities include: trauma, addictions, loss, grief, life transitions, crises of meaning. In home sessions and support available.
Ruta Yawney MA, RCC, FAMI – 604-947-0883 – –

Art Therapy

Jane Kane, RCAT,BCATR, Registered Art Psychotherapist – 778-835-9090


Registered Massage Therapists

James Goldfarb – Body Vitality Massage Therapy

Suite 202 – 485 Bowen Island Trunk Road, Village Square. Phone or text: (250) 726-8080. Early and late appointments as well as weekend availability. Email:

Jenni Griffiths RMT Phone: (604) 240-6485. Tuesdays 9:30am to 2:30pm, Wednesdays 10am to 7pm and Thursdays 9:30am to 2:30pm. Email:

Bowen Island Massage Therapy
Celebrating 27 years of Bowen Healthcare
Two locations – Wellness Centre – #597 Artisan Lane & next door @ #595A
Phone: (604) 947-9755 ext #1 or Text @ (604) 653-9755
Mary McDonagh RMT-
Alicia Hoppenrath RMT-
Harmony Shire RMT-
Robyn Izard RMT-
Appts. available 7 days a week (early am. & evenings)

Matthew van der Giessen Somatic Practitioner, RMT 317, 726 Belterra Road, Bowen Island
778-952-3757 (voice/text)

Relaxing Massage

Paula Alucema – will do home visits. Specializes in kinesiology 604-653-4977 –
Carol Fancy Graduate of Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy 604-947-2775

Restorative and Therapeutic Yoga

Naturopathic Physicians (Privately Paid)

Dr. Dana Barton 604-730-1174

Bowen Island Naturopathic and Acupuncture Clinic
Dr. Alea Bell, N.D. 778-891-0370 –
Courtney Morris DCH 604-338-5001 –

Nutrition Support


Ellie Mackay MScRD Nutritional counsellor with VCH. West Community Health Centre (West Van) Chronic disease, pre and post surgical nutritional issues, and/or any gastrointestinal concerns. 604-904-6200 ext 1502 –


Lisa Marie Bhattacharya RHN Providing nutritional healing support, specializing in digestive issues and disease prevention.
604-714-4065 –
Tim Kerr – Holistic Nutritionist – I provide custom plans to help you achieve your dietary goals or to help with any existing health or medical concerns. Visit my website for more information. Phone: 604 375 3094 Email:
Leah Serna RHN Helping clients heal themselves by becoming more aware of the foods they eat.
Natasha Vaz – Culinary Nutritionist – Helps people integrate healthy foods into their diet. Whether you’re trying to go gluten-free, dairy free, vegetarian, or just want to eat healthier, let Natasha help you plan a tasty and healthy menu that’s right for you.
604 999 0279

Foot Care

Dr. Ray Bolen, Podiatrist Treatment and care of feet. Sees clients on Bowen every 6 weeks. 604-926-1331
Leah Darling, Podologist Specializes in foot care. 778-319-2876
Brynn Matthews, Certified Nail Technician since 2003
Trained at the London School in Vancouver
Mobile services offering nail care and therapeutic pedicures. 604-727-0533