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!
Docs on the Bay 604-921-7120
Dr. Utah Zandy MD Family Physician 3053 Edgemont Blvd., Edgemont Village, West Vancouver. 604-922-2426
Dr. Stephen Kiraly MD, FRCPC 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 –

Health Care Aides

Public Health Care System

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 Companies

Bayshore 604-873-2545 –
Evergreen 604-264-7959 –
Living Well Home Care Services 604-904-2397 – (will do overnight home care on Bowen)
Loving Home Care 604-926-8403 –

Licensed Registered Health Care Worker

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, Registered Occuptional Therapist 778-980-3599 –

Acupuncturists (Privately Paid)

Heidi Mather – Registered Acupuncturist and Nutritionist – BSc, L. Ac, R.Ac, Dip NT, RHN. The key to my approach is that I allow myself extra time in clinic to thoroughly investigate my client’s story. My goal is to understand the symptoms AND the root cause. My blend of eastern and western training provides me with a broad perspective with which to give the appropriate recommendations. Phone: 778 580 6647 or 604 947 9755.

Courtney Morris Registered Acupuncturist RAC Home visits or the Heartstone Spa. 604-338-5001 –

Dr. Catherine Shaw Registered Acupuncturist Dr. TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Wellness Centre Artisan Square. 604-947-9755 –


Dr. Tracy Leach Artisan Square twice a week (Tuesdays and Fridays) and Docs on the Bay (in Horseshoe Bay) on Wednesday afternoons. 778-828-5681 – – email:


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 –
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 –
Katrina Rose – B.A., RPC (Registered Professional Counsellor) 604-961-0653 –
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 –
Brooke Evans  MSW, RSW – 604-781-3987 –
Diane Greig  PhD, RCC, CSCH – 604-727-7794 –
Mary Coleman MSW, RSW – Compassion Minded Counselling – 778-233-4425
Julie Hughes RPC Counselling – 778-858-2699

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 –

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 –


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:

Heidi Mather – Registered Acupuncturist and Nutritionist – BSc, L. Ac, R.Ac, Dip NT, RHN. The key to my approach is that I allow myself extra time in clinic to thoroughly investigate my client’s story. My goal is to understand the symptoms AND the root cause. My blend of eastern and western training provides me with a broad perspective with which to give the appropriate recommendations. Phone: 778 580 6647 or 604 947 9755.

Emily Pett  – B.J., M.A., Certified Evidence-Based Nutritionist specializing in: weight management, sports nutrition, digestive disorders and allergies, meal planning, healthy aging and eating for mental health. Phone: 604-613-7698, email:
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, email:

Foot Care

Dr. Ray Bolen, Podiatrist Treatment and care of feet. Sees clients on Bowen every 6 weeks. 604-926-1331
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, email: