Dr. Manya SadouskiFamily Medicine
Manya Sadouski received her MD and did her family medicine training at Queen’s University in Kingston. She has worked in rural areas in Ontario, Manitoba and BC as well as in Winnipeg. She and her family moved here in 2006, and she opened her practice in 2010. She also provides primary care services to Saturna Island.

She enjoys the diversity, challenge and connection of her rural practice on Salt Spring. Outside of medicine, she is a coloratura soprano, and enjoys singing classical repertoire (sometimes in the shower, sometimes for real audiences).

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Dr. Clare RustadFamily Medicine
Clare was raised on Salt Spring and has returned home to raise her family with husband Tony. Most recently practicing in the greater Toronto area, she’s excited to be back on the west coast and starting a family medicine practice.

Outside her life as a physician, Clare is also an accomplished athlete who played soccer on Canada’s National and Olympic teams.

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Dr. Anik Mommsen-SmithFamily Medicine
Anik has been practicing on Salt Spring since 2016. Originally from Galiano Island, after completing her undergraduate at McGill, medical training in Ireland and Family Practice Residency in Victoria she was keen to get back to the Gulf Islands.

She is passionate about promoting personal health, and has a special interest in pediatric and adolescent medicine. Outside of medicine she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, walking her dog, and gardening.

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Dr. Kesh SmithFamily Medicine
Raised in the Kootenays, Kesh is a recent graduate from UBC’s Postgraduate Residency Program in Family Medicine based in Nanaimo. He experienced Salt Spring Island during a rural rotation and is excited to return with his wife and two young daughters.

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Dr. Paula RyanFamily Medicine
Paula has been practising on SSI for over 18 years. She received her Masters degree in Microbiology from UBC and medicine at University of Toronto.

Having raised her family with husband Michael in the community, she has deep ties with the island. She has a particular interest in dermoscopy and spends time working in northern rural communities and travelling overseas.

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Dr. Peter VerheulFamily Medicine
Peter Verheul studied medicine in Bristol later completing his residency in Calgary. He moved to Salt Spring Island in 2018 with his young family. Outside of medicine you will find him biking, hiking and generally exploring the beautiful island that he now calls home.
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Dr. Christopher ApplewhaiteFamily Medicine
Christopher Applewhaite received his MD in Family Medicine training through the University of Calgary. He completed his residency in Victoria. He also holds a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy. Originally from Alberta, he is excited raise his family on Salt Spring Island.

He has a strong clinical interest in musculoskeletal medicine and pain management. Outside of medicine, he is an outdoor enthusiast and martial artist participating in brazilian juijitsu and outdoor pursuits from sea kayaking to fly fishing.

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Dr. David ButcherFamily Medicine
Dr. David Butcher will be leaving the team in September. His patients will be cared for on an ongoing basis by Dr. Dianne Schuldhaus, who will be joining the team at that time. David is a UBC graduate with a Bachelors degree in Microbiology, a
doctorate in Medicine, and an executive Master of Business Administration. Originally from the UK, David was raised in northern Alberta and the BC lower mainland. His career in medicine has followed a similar arc with many years practicing in the Northwest Territories and other rural and remote settings, as well as working nationally and internationally as a consultant. The common thread has been an enduring interest in rural medicine and the connection it brings with his patients.

Outside of medicine, David continues to aspire to be a classical musician by playing in local ensembles as well as the occasional foray into orchestral performances.

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Dr. Catherine PrendivilleFamily Medicine
Catherine trained as an Ophthalmologist in Ireland before eventually settling in Canada and shifting her focus to General Practice. Catherine has been practicing medicine on Salt Spring Island since 2016, she currently runs GP ophthalmology clinics on Island by referral, and provides rural family practice services across British Columbia.

When not practicing, Catherine is an avid cyclist and recently completed the Cape Town Cycle Tour.