Dr Holtham grew up on Vancouver Island. After working as an environmental biologist, she attended UBC for her Medical Degree and residency program. She has a special interest in sports medicine.
She is the Co-Director of Vancouver Family Practice, along with Dr. Brenda Hardie, since 2017.
When not at work, she is passionate about outdoor activities, and can be found mountain biking, trail running and skiing.
Dr. Hardie has been in family practice in Vancouver since 2013, and took over a practice from a retiring physician at the then Oak St clinic, which was affiliated with BCCWH and UBC. Her practice includes all ages, and all medical concerns, including addictions care and OAT therapy to her own patients.
She is on the board of directors for the Vancouver Division of Family Practice and the BC College of Family Practice. She is the Co-Director of Vancouver Family Practice, along with Dr. Anita Holtham, since 2017.
She enjoys spending as much time as she can on Mount Seymour, hiking, biking and snowboarding, or on the water in Deep Cove or wherever her kayak takes her.
Dr. Carolyn Feeley is originally from Ottawa, and graduated from medical school at McMaster University in 2015. She moved to Vancouver in 2015 to complete her Family Medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia, and enjoyed her time on the west coast so much that she decided to stay in Vancouver permanently. She has a shared practice with Dr. Moira de Valence at the Vancouver Family Practice Center. In addition to general family medicine, she has a special interest in addictions medicine and obesity medicine.
She is passionate about medical education and is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents
Dr. Lusina has been a physician at the Vancouver Family Practice Centre since 2011, when she took over from Dr. Duncan Etches. She enjoys providing care to patients of all ages, ranging from newborn and maternity care, to care of the elderly. She shares a practice with Dr. Amarsi. When she is not at the office or hospital, she is usually spending time with her busy family.
She enjoys cycling, gardening, hiking, exploring the gulf islands, and cross-country skiing.
Dr. Sajjan is a born and raised Vancouverite, who may be biased, but believes Vancouver is the best city in the world! She completed both her MD degree and family medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia. She spent 8 years working as a full-service family practice locum in rural, remote, and urban clinics (including the Vancouver Family Practice Centre), before settling at the Centre in July 2010.
She took over her current practice when Dr. Nora Etches retired, and has built on it since then.
Dr. Sajjan is a clinical instructor with the UBC Department of Medicine and enjoys teaching UBC family practice residents.
When she’s not working, Dr. Sajjan tries to go running, hiking, skiing, kayaking, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Laura Riley completed both her MD degree and family medicine residency training at the University of British Columbia. She is a clinical instructor with the University of British Columbia faculty of medicine. In addition to general family practice, she has a special interest in women’s health and maternity care and does Obstetrics at BC Women's Hospital.
Dr. de Valence completed her Medical Degree in 2015 in Toronto. She moved to Vancouver to complete her residency training at St. Paul's Hospital and is now happy to call Vancouver home. She has a shared practice with Dr. Carolyn Feeley at the Vancouver Family Practice Center. In addition to general family medicine, she has a special interest in addictions medicine and womens' health including delivering babies at BC Women's hospital.
Outside of clinic, you can find her biking or trail running in any sort of weather, enjoying a good book with a cup of tea or spending time with friends and family.
Dr. Sidhu was born and raised in the Lower Mainland. She completed her Medical Degree in 2016 and Family Medicine Residency in 2018, both from the University of British Columbia. She is originally from Abottsford, but happy to call South Vancouver home. Her interests in medicine include preventative, women's and geriatric health. She currently has a diverse practice providing patient care in hospitals, residential care home as well as community based office practices.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to hot places, baking and reading.
Dr. Sheliza Amarsi grew up in Toronto, Ontario and obtained her MD at the University of Ottawa in 2010. Drawn to the beauty of British Columbia, Dr. Amarsi completed her residency in Victoria. It was there that she developed her passion for full service family medicine, including maternity and newborn care. After moving to Vancouver in 2012, Dr. Amarsi embarked upon a variety of locum experiences in various clinical and hospital settings. Throughout these experiences, the Vancouver Family Practice Center has been by far her favourite, and she is excited to finally settle in with a practice of her own.
When she is not working, Sheliza enjoys skiing, travelling and spending time with her husband and two lovable young children!
Dr. Lamb was born and raised on the beautiful North Shore of Vancouver, before moving to Ontario to pursue her undergraduate degree. Following her degree, she took some time out to travel, and then returned to study medicine at UBC. Her studies took her to Calgary where she began her family practice residency. Before she returned to make her permanent home in Vancouver, she practiced in both Yellowknife and rural Alberta. Tasha has had a full spectrum family practice at the Vancouver Family Practice Center since 2007.
When Tasha isn't working she is busy chasing after two energetic little boys, spending time outside with her family, reading, travelling and eating fabulous food.
Dr. W. John Mail was educated at the University of Toronto in undergraduate science and medical school, graduating in 1976. He trained in Family Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and has been practicing in Vancouver since 1980. He worked with the current group of physicians since 1999. He has been teaching family practice residents since he started, and has mentored many in the science and art of family medicine.
He takes great joy in his work, and is deeply rewarded by the relationships he has developed with patients over the years.
Dr. Marhin obtained his MD degree from the University of Toronto and completed his Family Medicine training at the University of British Columbia . He has worked as a family physician in various medical clinics throughout the Lower Mainland, as a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia.
Dr. Marhin has a special interest in the training of medical students and future family physicians.
At Vancouver Family Practice Centre, we treat even the smallest members of the family! From infancy to 18, we're here for examination, diagnosis, treatment, immunization and ongoing wellness for your children.
Reproductive health is important to us. If you're starting a family or maintaining your overall health, our we are available for all your health needs. Several of our physicians are affiliated with Women's and St Pauls hospital for obstetrical care.
We all work with elderly patients to optimize health in later years, and several of our physicians provide care at nursing homes throughout Vancouver.
Our OAT Doctors work with patients with substance use disorders to find stability and live their lives and function day to day by harm reduction strategies, and assist on the road to recovery.