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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. 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. 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. 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. Christopher ApplewhaiteFamily Medicine
Christopher Applewhaite received his MD in Family Medicine training through the University of Calgary. He recently 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. 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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Erin Price RMRegistered Midwife
Erin has been a Registered Midwife since graduating from the UBC Midwifery program in 2007. She began her studies after the birth of her first daughter, inspired by the incredible support she received from midwives.

She practiced in Mission before moving to Salt Spring Island in 2016 with her family – husband Josh and four children, Ramona, Imogen, Clive and Chet.

Aisia Salo RMRegistered Midwife
Aisia is excited to now be practicing midwifery on Saltspring. She completed her degree at UBC in 2007 in the same class as Erin. She spent the last twelve years working as a midwife in Victoria and Calgary, attending hundreds of lovely births, many of them at home and in water.
Over the last few years she got to experience birth from the inside, and gave birth herself to Iris (5) and Macy (3), both at home under the care of midwives. Aisia still enjoys her job every single day, every single birth, and can’t imagine doing anything else. After growing up on Hornby Island, she and her partner Christopher are pleased to be settling on Saltspring with their kids. While not midwifing and wrangling children she enjoys getting crafty, cooking, or exploring our beautiful coast.
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.