The Medical Clinic

Current Notices

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To ensure that we can continue to care for our patients safely and effectively during the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be offering timely access to virtual medical care through phone and video technologies. Some health concerns can be addressed with virtual care alone, but in some cases your doctor may ask you to visit our office for a physical examination.

We'd like to ensure our patients that we have created a safe environment if you need to be seen in the clinic for an exam.

Covid-19 Resources: BC Center for Disease ControlVancouver Coastal Health.

The Medical Clinic Associates are excited to announce that Dr. Sandra Garbawi has started her practice as of March 9th, 2020.

If you are in need of a family doctor, Dr. Garbawi is currently accepting new patients. We encourage you to call. You can book a virtual or in-person appointment for an introductory visit with her by calling 604-485-6261.


We are happy to announce that the Medical Clinic has been a rural training site for 2nd year resident MDs from University of BC since 2009. These young Medical Doctors have completed medical school and are in their final year of a 2 year post graduate training residency. They will be in our clinic throughout the year seeing patients under the supervision of one of the clinic MDs. The term of their Powell River stay is from 1-4 months. The presence of trainees allows us the opportunity of exposing them to the complexities and joys of practicing in a rural setting. We find that their enthusiasm and up to date knowledge invigorates our practice; we also find that teaching our younger colleagues is rewarding. It is also our hope that some of these doctors will choose to settle in Powell River.

Sometimes you may be asked if you would see a resident in the place of your regular family MD - it is always your choice whom you see. Please be aware that there always will be a supervising MD who will review the particulars of the visit, either at the time of visit or latter.

Accommodation is available for rent if requested in advance. There are a few options so the sooner you let us know your needs the better.

For enquiries regarding our elective programs contact us.